Los Angeles Ballet on "So You Think You Can Dance"
Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:13 PM
Dear Patrons and Friends,
Los Angeles Ballet would like to share some very exciting news! LAB has been invited to appear on FOX’s hit reality series So You Think You Can Dance! Company members Aubrey Morgan and permanent guest artist Eddy Tovar (courtesy of Orlando Ballet) will perform the touching pas de deux The Man I Love from George Balanchine’s ever popular ballet “WHO CARES?”
The episode airs on FOX this Thursday, July 24th at 9:00pm EST and PST. So You Think You Can Dance captivates nearly 19 million viewers worldwide each week – this appearance will showcase Los Angeles Ballet to the nation and the world! Share the news with your friends and family, and tune in!
LAB would also like to use this occasion to thank all of you for your support over the last two seasons! It’s the generosity of our patrons and friends that has made an opportunity like this possible!
Your Los Angeles Ballet
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:06 AM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:58 AM
Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:12 PM
I don't think the performance did ballet any favors. It wasn't well-performed, because the dancers looked a bit tentative, and underpowered. But more importantly, it was a sad, apologetic choice for showing ballet on national TV. Why not men in tights? Why not challenging music? Why not challenging choreography? If it were up to me, I'd have put on the Agon pas, but maybe that's why I'm not a TV producer. As it is, it really did not distinguish ballet from any of the other "routines" that appear on the show.
If the choice of choreography danced is reflective of what ballet ADs think of the general level of their untapped audience, then it is a very sad day for ballet indeed.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:38 AM
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