Rose Adagio balancesa poll
Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:37 PM
Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:54 AM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:16 PM
everything said above--strained, effortful, sloppy technique and lowered leg in the attitude balances
(more than one of which she fell out of), no warmth, no grace, no assurance.
The last balance was as if she were trying to do a circus trick to make up for the previous ones.
It's hard to believe she was that bad in something public. Aurora is NOT her role.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:00 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:28 PM
If it makes you feel any better about the NYCB sets, when I see this set from ABT's Sleeping Beauty, I can only think "Thomas Kinkade, painter of light" - and that's not a compliment.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:37 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:33 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:30 PM
rejected, but she came out of the balances so gracefully that you don't really notice unless you're looking for the missing final turn with Mr. Mauve.
Actually, I just realized that it is not Mauve who gets rejected twice, but only during the second set of balances. The first time is White who doesn't get her hand. Well...it is clear that the thing is aimed at showing a looooonger last unsupported balance by Valdes during the two sets. Still, they both stand there offering their hand just in case she has an off night and really needs some support. But...even being a strict showy sequence, it can't help but showing Aurora accepting the three first hands, as if saying to the last one "I don't need you, so leave me alone". This is more Valdes than Aurora, IMO.. (or maybe a little rebellious princess..?)
Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:52 PM
Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:11 PM
Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:22 PM
WOW! Stunning. I sometimes forget how extraordinary she was in this role. Thanks.
Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:45 PM
Oh what a pleasure to see her here. She is an excellent example of using technical control to present a specific character. I love how she rolls through her foot from pointe, rather than hopping down -- it gives such a calm and modest quality to her dancing that is so very appropriate for Aurora.
Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:41 AM
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I saw Kolpakova do the Rose Adagio in NY as part of a mixed bill. She was beautiful and did the balances.
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