Posted 06 March 2001 - 10:35 AM
Posted 06 March 2001 - 12:54 PM
You must admit there are some ballets and choreographers since the eighties (19 not 18) that have produced works to be seen more than once.
Posted 06 March 2001 - 01:25 PM
Posted 16 March 2001 - 06:29 PM
On the program with it was "Salome", with Patrick Dupond in a black skirt, which was a stretch to take seriously, and years before, I saw the film of "Bolero", which seemed to me defeated by the music. So I don't completely write off staging Bejart, and I may even be ready for "Bolero" again. On stage this time. But I don't expect much as much from him. Still, if he can make one good ballet, maybe he made some others.
(When the women came out for the second part of "Le Sacre", my Balanchine-trained expectations rose, to be disappointed; it seemed to me at the time that Bejart had been more interested in choreographing the men.)
But the idea of a company where dancers can benefit more from what Farrell can give them is important, whether it's her own or another, as Tobias suggested. I'm not sure it matters what the experience of the dancers in it is. What does matter is whether they're open to her teaching. Don't some people learn one way, and that's it, while others are continually learning and developing?
[This message has been edited by Jack Reed (edited March 16, 2001).]
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