Ballet Talk on Tour Diary
Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:26 AM
Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:30 AM
I forgot to mention yesterday that Leigh told me that Myriam Ould-Braham substituted for Froustey as the second theme in "Four Temperaments" in the Sunday matinee. I found Froustey's performance on Monday night to be freer, especially in the supported turns in plie.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:44 AM
I have to admit that for me, though the ballets were worth seeing, the best parts of the trip were dinners with Ami and Lynette, the Tate Britain and lunches with Alexander and Effy, walking through the Marais with Helene and the Promenade Plantee with Jane and Roy, eating at Chez Clement with Cygneblanc , laughing in the dressing room with Alexandra . . .
I think that's why we travel.
I'm cooling my heels before my flight at Heathrow (I wonder how much this online access is costing me. . . ) and when I get home tonight I get to sleep about 5-6 hours before I go back to JFK for a flight to SF for the new ballets festival (Paul, which nights are you there?)
Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:54 AM
Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:28 PM
I'm sorry I wasn't in Paris during your trip, but this diary was such a wonderful read. Thank you !
Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:52 PM
Your comments mean even more to me because, having read your posts and conversed with you for so long on Ballet Talk, I feel familiar and comfortable with to the way you look at ballet, the passion you bring to it, and the language you wield so well to describe it. You give the phrase "next best thing to being there" a new meaning for me.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:02 PM
Thank you so much for identifying her. She is really special.
Helene, the short, dark-haired woman you noticed dancing a solo in Artifact Suite is Eléonore Guérineau. You're right, her physique is atypical for the POB, but you can see why they hired her anyway - her dancing is quite something !
Posted 01 May 2008 - 12:59 PM
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