Kiev Ballet in Melbourne
Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:11 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 08:53 PM
I have to admire those troupes who still play one-night stands in smaller cities and under unpredictable conditions.
New Yorkers are familiar with ABT's principal dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, both originally from Kiev Ballet and proof that it can produce fine dancers.
Swan Lake jesters are a Soviet-era interpolation. Their absence is not an omission from the original text. Personally, I tend to find them distracting and irrelevant -- probably because I was introduced to Swan Lake by ABT and the Royal Ballet, both of whom had no jesters. :-)
I'm curious. You've obviously spent a lot of time studying videos, and you're very observant. When you see live performances, does the three-dimensionality, the spatial orientation, surprise you?
Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:00 AM
Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:54 PM
Gives a bit of metaphorical depth to Siegfrieds psychology. Also visually for me he is a balance for the prettiness of the revels. In the La Scala version the Joker seems warm and affectionate again a balance against the formality of court life. So I spose I'm responding to the psychological aspects of the drama rather than understanding the aspects of technigue that others would value.
Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:26 PM
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