Posted 24 June 2001 - 10:20 PM
Posted 24 June 2001 - 11:24 PM
Another peeve of mine is her arrogant stage persona and her indiscriminate use of "tricks," namely of hyperextending her legs to the point of extracting applause from the audience, and of balancing past the music, as she did in the Rose Adagio, and then grinning in the most disgustingly self-congratulatory way at the adoring ovation that followed.
Mainly, though, I am frustrated with the way she seems to have monopolized the attention of Helgi Tomasson, as evidenced by her being constantly on display for opening nights; by the way Tomasson has added Petit's and other choreographers' ballets [Bohbot's Adagio For Strings, Petit's Proust and L'Arlesienne] to the repertoire specifically for her and her husband Cyril Pierre, but that don't look very good on the other dancers; and finally by the way so many of the other, more versatile dancers [Katita Waldo, Yuan Yuan Tan, Julie Diana, Kristin Long] seem to have fallen by the wayside in her presence.
[ 06-25-2001: Message edited by: BalletNut ]
Posted 25 June 2001 - 08:51 AM
Posted 25 June 2001 - 06:17 PM
However...she has an amazing sense of line and there are times when my heart stops because of that. Then I go back to being annoyed. I like Tina LeBlanc much better...
Posted 25 June 2001 - 09:23 PM
Once again, thank you!!
Posted 25 June 2001 - 09:36 PM
Most of the SFB principals and soloists are VERY versatile, which is good considering the repertory.
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