MCB "Jewels" opening tonight...anybody going...?
Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:16 AM
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:51 AM
Posted 13 October 2007 - 11:23 AM
Many thanks for the link, Quiggin!
Watching the video, I'm reminded of when Suzanne Farrell described working in the studio on Vienna Waltzes, and then getting her dress -- she said that all of the little steps she'd been practicing were lost under the satin and ruffles. Seeing Emeralds in rehearsal clothes is like seeing the skeleton of the movement, before the tulle.
It was great to see the dancers that bart and Jack Reed have been describing for us these past years!
Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:47 PM
But I would like to point out, especially for those who may not be able to see the video but who can get the two still pictures: The first picture has an erroneous caption. Those are Deanna Seay and Isanusi Garcia-Rodriguez, rehearsing Diamonds. The second picture is vaguely captioned; in the middle is Andrea Spiridonakos with two girl and two boy corps members -- I can't quite place the dance. Somewhere in Rubies. And while I'm at it, Jordan Levin, the Herald's dance critic, is credited at the end of the video clips, and may have been their instigator. All this is clear enough if you can play the video.
So, Helene! Now you've glimpsed them, what do you think?
Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:07 PM
I'm not sure exactly what I liked so much......if I had to pick something, I'd pick the word "lyrical".
Posted 16 October 2007 - 05:13 PM
Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:52 AM
The NY Times gave Jewels a glorious, outstanding review. How wonderful that MCB had Violet Verdy, Patty McBride (my fav) and Suzanne Farrell as coaches.
Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:42 PM
I completely agree with Quiggin on all points. Diamonds was a revelation of an alternative performing universe.
The movement quality of the lead men is particularly pliant and juicy, which I love.
I'm still at a loss with Emeralds, because I cannot translate in my head what this will look like in costume. while both Diamonds and Rubies are immediately translatable. But not at enough of a loss to stop me from wanting to see these dancers in person and to solve the mystery with my own eyes!
Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:41 PM
Posted 18 October 2007 - 02:30 PM
To find the review, go to the Miami Herald website. At the top of the page, click the radio button to the left of "Archives," type "miami city ballet jewels" in the text box, and click the "go" button.
You should be able to find the review by Jordan Levin, published originally on 10/13/07.
Any link you create will expire in less than a day. I don't know how long this will be up, but I do know that from the nl.newsbank.com site, to read the article would cost $5.15.
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