Angel's New ABT Photo
Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:58 AM
You can see it at
Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:14 AM
Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:19 AM
The overhead lighting makes him look blond. I thought he was going for the Owen Wilson look.
I agree about the Owen Wilson look - all he needs is the broken nose!!!
Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:06 PM
Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:23 PM
Then again, the identification factor is less important for principals than others. After all, how many Siegfrieds do we have in Swan Lake? (Whoops! Didn't mean to suggest a staging with more split roles!)
I think it's a striking photo of a handsome man, just not most appropriate choice for this purpose.
Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:01 AM
Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:34 AM
While I'm on the subject. Xiomara needs a new headshot - or at least use the one in the ticket brochure instead of the one on the website. She's such a pretty girl, but the photo in the "Dancers" section isn't flattering.
Vishneva changed her photo last year, and so did Abrera (Stella's smiling in the photo - now people REALLY won't recognize her!).
If the photos are supposed to help occasional ballet-goers to identify the dancers, it might be useful to show them - especially the girls - in makeup (or, even better, with and without). I can't tell you how many times I've had a dancer say "hello" to me, and I couldn't place her, because I'd only seen her onstage. (Corps members and apprentices only - I'm not THAT bad!)
Posted 24 May 2008 - 05:28 PM
I also agree about Xiomara, they never do her justice.
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