Posted 19 November 2005 - 04:50 PM
Posted 19 November 2005 - 11:38 PM
I saw them together in Vancouver, and I didn't see much connection there, either. She seemed quite distant in general, while I thought he was involved with whomever he shared a scene. He made a fan of me that day. I expected to understand why Farrell chose her as her second Dulcinea, but I came away cold.
I didn't feel as much connection between OGDEN and COTE, even though many people seem to think they have real chemistry...strange.
Posted 20 November 2005 - 06:29 AM
Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:32 AM
Posted 21 November 2005 - 06:14 AM
As for the rest of the performance, I enjoyed Jillian Vanstone's Russian variation in Act III. Nan Wang danced Benno. He is quite young and shows promise. He is very tall and carries himself with elegance. His acting felt a bit unnatural (big colgate smile all the time) but with time should improve. He was having a bit of trouble with his double tours but already has wonderful grand jetes and entrelaisses.
And yes, sparklesocks, I have seen the original cast: Hodgkinson/Antonijevic in this ballet. Both are superb in their roles!
Posted 21 November 2005 - 06:14 PM
I did not find Ogden cool and detached...until the curtain call!
I loved the distinction between Odette and Odile - I don't know that I've ever seen this done quite so well. I suppose it helps that I'm quite close to the front and therefore able to see nuances a bit better than many others in the theatre.......
Technically, both were spot on and with Cote and some others I think NBS finally has some men who can step up to the plate. I did enjoy some of the recently retired men, don't get me wrong, but Cote was such a delight to watch!
I'm looking forward to next week!
Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:09 PM
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