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#1 Dr. Coppelius

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 06:32 AM

Yesterday members of the Royal Ballet performed in Sweden were I had the opportunity to take some pictures.

The did a mixed program with pieces of Don Q, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping beauty, Le Corsair and even some tap dancing!!

Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Venus Villa, David Makhateli and two dancers that I forgot the name of, will now be travelling to Japan to perform for a month and then they will be off to tour in the U.S.
I hope you have a chance to see them.

Don Q
Juliet
Sleeping Beauty
Le Corsair
Romeo and Juliet

#2 GoCoyote!

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:43 AM

Wonderful pics Dr. Coppelius (love the Don Q!). Am missing the company here in London during their summer break.

Thanks! .... and more please! :thanks:

#3 Helene

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:46 AM

The photos are beautiful!

Was the tap dancing the excerpt from La Fille Mal Gardee where the Widow Simone dances in clogs, accompanied in part by four girls?

#4 Renata

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 11:32 AM

Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos.

#5 Dr. Coppelius

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 12:10 AM

The tap dancing was a part of a very entertaining and funny dance battle between the three male dancers.
I thought that dance battle was a hip hop thing?, but it was fantastic to see these great dancers try to outdo each other.
Kobborg started off with a amazing solo number, David Makhateli and Steven Mc Rae was yawning and tried to look very unimpressed.
Mc Rae answered with a fantastic tap number and he really got the audience with him :thanks: , to Kobborgs annoyance :mad: .
David Makhateli refused to participate in the battle but he was forced to dance by Kobborg and Mc Rae, and acting very unwilling, he finally did a couple of grand jetes.
Well the three combattants ended up as princes dancing the rose adagio with Alina Cojocaru.

Kobborg Cojocaru
McRae Cojocaru
Kobborg Cojocaru

#6 bart

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:40 AM

Thank you, Dr. Coppelius. That's quite a lift from Don Q. :thanks:

Does any one have information on the US portion of the tour -- and under what name they will be touring?

#7 Helene

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 10:08 AM

Thank you very much for the description, Dr. Coppelius!

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 11:53 AM

When I saw the 'roster' for this, I was hoping that McRae and Cojocaru reprised the 'Stars and Stripes' pdd they did at Covent Garden's gala for Plisetskaya. One can dream.... seriously, they need to reprise it someday.

Nonetheless, McRae tap dancing live? Fabulous. A mega-star-super-talent-watch-me-know-cuz-if-you-blink-you'll-miss-it type guy.


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