Hubbe to guest in Phoenix
Posted 04 June 2006 - 05:07 PM
Posted 05 June 2006 - 08:03 AM
Posted 05 June 2006 - 08:27 AM
When I went back to check the link, I found a review of the performance.
It's a positive review, but....... class, find at least three clues that let us know that this writer really doesn't like ballet.
Posted 05 June 2006 - 03:41 PM
In the matinee pre-performance Q&A, a woman asked timidly, "Is your Danish guest going to perform today?" and Andersen had to tell her not at the matinee, but at the evening performance. (When he asked the audience if anyone had been to an earlier performance, he seemed surprised at the number of people who raised their hands.)
I didn't get the same impression as Mr. Nilsen, but he reviewed the first of three performances, and I saw the last. Hübbe has a very strong stage presence, and his interpretation is more extreme than Zejnati's was in the opening scene the last time the Company performed Apollo, but I'm not sure in what Robbins he found the resemblance. (The Dybbuk? [which I've never seen]) I had no trouble focusing on the muses. I wonder if Hübbe hadn't been a guest whether people's reactions would have been the same.
Zejnati's name was in the printed program for Apollo; I don't even remember an annoucement that Hübbe was replacing him nor a slip in the program. I seem to have fallen under the Curse of the Hübbe: he replaced Lund in La Sylphide when I was in Copenhagen, and Zejnati in Apollo here
Serenade is "fluffy Romanticism" and at the same time is "Swan Lake with all the boring story parts cut out"? An interesting confusion of styles and periods, but okay...
Okay, class, welcome a new student to Alexandra's History of Ballet, Richard Nilsen of the Arizona Republic.
Posted 05 June 2006 - 06:01 PM
Nilson: . . . .[A]lthough Apollo is the lead character in the story, it is the three muses he encounters who provide the substance of the dance.
Posted 05 June 2006 - 06:12 PM
Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:27 AM
Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:59 AM
Maybe Serge can start rolling in his grave. Something new to do
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