Kirov in Orange County
Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:05 PM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:14 AM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:42 AM
Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:30 AM
It was enjoyable, but not what I expected of the Kirov Ballet. I'm usually not a critic, but this just didn't sit well with me.
Act I was fine, Act II was disappointing, Act III was okay.
The high points were Cupid and the Matador's Girlfriend(?). They were the only ones IMHO that showed true artistry.
The costumes in Act II were disappointing. They looked like something purchased from Curtain Call Costumes. It was hard to distinguish who was Queen of the Dryads until her variation. Her extension was incredible, but again IMHO, it is not about what you do, but how you do it, and the artistry just wasn't there. I remember the man behind me commenting how good she was because she could extend her leg to her ear. I'm a dance teacher, and that just doesn't impress me. I've got fourteen year olds that can do that.
It looked like many of the dancers were having an off night. Of course, Kirov dancers having an off night are still worth watching.
All that being said, my son (10) loved it and during one intermission was trying to do Italian Fouettes on the balcony.
Don Quixote is my favorite ballet. I saw it live by ABT with Patrick Bissell as Basil. When I was a teenager, I watched ABT's version on tape almost every night.
I think I'll stick to ABT on this one.
Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:50 AM
The Queen of the Dryads last night was Alina Somova. 'Nuf said.
Posted 15 October 2008 - 10:27 PM
Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:06 AM
only sad that Fateev adores NY City ballet "leg" work as he said... (though in my first viewing i watched and not followed his words).....
Enjoy, i surely did
Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:00 AM
I don't know why but i seem to be totally unsupported on this
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