The "REAL" Thing....
Posted 16 May 2001 - 11:04 PM
I, myself, have never had the pleasure (or luck) of seeing a dancer in a part that was originally "made" on them (except on video)!
Posted 16 May 2001 - 11:14 PM
I liked Anthony Dowell AS WELL as Baryshnikov in "Other Dances" -- totally different interpretation. He wasn't as Russian as Baryshnikov (surprise) but he gave the second solo a darker interpretation. I was perfectly happy whichever man I saw in that ballet.
I've liked Kistler as well as I liked Farrell in some roles, but I don't think better. Hmm. I'll have to think on this one and get back to you Any others?
[ 05-17-2001: Message edited by: alexandra ]
Posted 17 May 2001 - 08:25 AM
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Posted 17 May 2001 - 01:52 PM
Posted 17 May 2001 - 02:27 PM
The others really weren't created roles, but roles that, when I first started seeing the company, were Farrell's (in that she had taken over from the previous generation), so they're Farrell roles, to me, but not to the cosmos (Things like "Swan Lake" and "Symphony in D.")
But to the point underlying your question -- is it possible for a subsequent generation to be as good or better than a creator -- Kistler was the ballerina who proved, to me, that the answer is a resounding yes. I loved watching Farrell, and I'd be happy to be watching her still, but I was just as happy watching Kistler, especially the 16-year-old, sunny, invincible Kistler I first knew. (as different from Farrell as it is possible to be)
Posted 18 May 2001 - 01:50 PM
Bejart was once quoted as saying that when he created his Romeo and Juliet he never dreamed he would have a ballerina as wonderful as Farrell to dance it...
Posted 21 May 2001 - 11:55 AM
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