Thanks a lot to all BT’s who chimed in with this thread. Here are some thoughts, from
The Saturday night performance:Swan Lake:
A plus for Deanna Seay and Rolando Sarabia. Still my favorite MCB’s pair. Experience gets to be noticed on their dancing for sure. Sorry if I’m repeating myself about this.
Deanna Seay did a series of Piquee turns to die for. What a pleasure to watch. Brava!
Sarabita is still the best combination of Danseur Noble/magnificent technician I’ve ever witnessed. Bravo!
This time I watched the Corps more carefully. Find its patterns more alluring each time. Noticed at one point a perfect Willi-like diagonal formation. Beautiful. The Pas de Neuf was danced with a special brio, and loved the series of Grand Battements done by the girls during the “Valse Bluette”4 T’sFirst Theme. Wu/Zou
. I saw a conscious sense of delicate plasticity on both dancers while dancing this piece. They did for me here better than in SL.Second Theme. Albertson/Bramaz
. Albertson has a vintage ballerina-looking aura that works big time for me. Maybe is just my imagination, but that’s how I tend to perceive this elegant looking ballerina, who also has a beautiful lines. Third Theme. Patricia Delgado/Guerra
. The Delgado sisters are quickly escalating both within the company ranks and in my personal taste. Patricia did a terrific job, along with Guerra’s usual display of subtle correctness and appropriate virility. Great.Melancholic. Wong
. As usual, the silent jumper and airy dancer with a lovely cambre. My favorite Melancholic so far.Sanguinic. Jeannette Delgado/Panteado
. Jeannette is the newest full force within the Company. Love her fearless attack. Can’t wait for her Quiteria. Panteado showed a great deal of good partnership.Phlegmatic. Cox
. One more time, Cox displays his unique individuality in style and interpretation. My favorite Mr. B’s-(or Mr. Villella’s)- dancer within the company, as I’ve said earlier.Choleric.Spiridonakos
. The allure of a tall ballerina always has worked for me, also during Spiridonakos’ performance tonight, even not being the best technician,-(a la Veronika Part)"In the Upper Room".
WHAT’S UP WITH THE FIRE ALARM LIGHTS?! They went at some point, and I kind of woke up and started looking around wondering if Tharp had decided to add the theater device as part of the ballet. You never know with her, and as anybody else seemed to be alarmed, I decided that maybe that was the case and I was showing poor knowledge regarding the work. I decided to go back to my daydreaming.
Note: Mary Carmen Catoya
stood out big time. She showed a newly acquired radiant expression that along with her superb detailing during the piece made her the big winner of it.
Note 2- The best of all was to get to meet Jack Reed
- What a pleasure to put faces on their words finally!
Sunday: More stuff coming about the matinée performance, but I wanted to mention that I also met lovely Natalia
, and we had a great time chatting while sipping coffee after the performance. Thanks for the invitation Natalia!