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David Hallberg


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#31 mimsyb

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:16 AM

The pictures are a little different from a fashion photography perspective in that the models can't usually move like that, so images like this would normally be impossible to get.  I have to say I love the second image (and those must be some seriously stretchy pants!), but I dislike the rather banal orientalism of the third picture.

Love the belted jackets!!!  Almost like "le smoking"!  Fabulous!  Hooray David!



#32 pherank

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

 

I find it a refreshing idea: to use a dancer as model. I do tire of all the reed thin models in the same standard poses.

 

Yeah, they should start using ballerinas. Because THEY're not reed thin....

 

 

They have lots of muscle tone. And it depends on the body type: a Sara Mearns or Carrie Imler does not look like a stick. Neither for that matter do Aurélie Dupont, Marie-Agnès Gillot or Agnes Letestu.

 

I'm guessing you're thinking of the Russian predilection for super-thin body types (Zakharova, Lopatkina, perhaps), but they do have muscle, and apparently, stamina. Still, I prefer more meat on the bones.



#33 kbarber

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 06:55 AM

another tweet from Ariane Bavelier, Le Figaro dance critic:

David Hallberg croisé chez le physical therapiste du City Center annonce son retour cet été ni à ny ni à Moscou mais au Tokyo ballet.

 

David Hallberg, encountered at the City Center physical therapist's, announces he will be back this summer neither in NY or Moscow, but at the Tokyo Ballet.

(Tokyo Ballet's website schedule currently lists nothing after Bayadere in June)



#34 volcanohunter

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 07:46 AM

Presumably the reference is to this:
http://www.nbs.or.jp...-festival-2015/



#35 Plisskin

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 10:14 AM

I have a question. Why do people love to bring up and give credit to Paris Opera for David's training when he only studied there for 1 year? Shouldn't Ballet Arizona School, and most specifically his teacher Kee Juan Han, receive most of the credit?



#36 abatt

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:04 PM

Hallberg is scheduled to dance in the upcoming World Ballet Festival in Japan, which runs from August 1 - 13.  His name is still listed, so I presume he will perform.

 

http://www.nbs.or.jp...-festival-2015/

 

Looking forward to reviews from anyone who attends.



#37 Barbara

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:23 PM

His instagram account has posts from Seattle, so he's on the correct coast to depart for Japan ;) He's noted many times how much he loves performing in Japan so this will be a wonderful place for him to test the stage again. Trusting all goes well and we see him again sooner than later in NYC!



#38 Kathleen O'Connell

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:57 PM

I have a question. Why do people love to bring up and give credit to Paris Opera for David's training when he only studied there for 1 year? Shouldn't Ballet Arizona School, and most specifically his teacher Kee Juan Han, receive most of the credit?

 

For the same reason that SAB is given credit for training say, Ashley Bouder or Adrian Danchig-Waring, both of whom were students there for about a year before entering NYCB as apprentices? And Bouder and Danchig-Waring aren't particularly unusual in this regard: they were just the first two "one and done" dancers I found moving through the dancer bios on NYCB's website. It seems that many (if not most?) NYCB dancers attended SAB for only a year or two.

 

That being said, 1) yes, a dancer's important early teachers should be given credit! (and which credit the NYCB website very graciously accords them); POB does look mighty prestigious on the bio nonetheless wink1.gif ; and 3) I'd be interested to know the extent to which Hallberg's dancing really was formed by his time at POB. Any thoughts?

 

I have to admit that I'm completely enraptured by POB's exquisitely pliant and expressive feet ... it's about all I can look at when I watch them dance and I barely notice anything else.



#39 canbelto

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:31 PM

Svetlana Zakharova was only at the Vaganova for one year -- she received most of her training in Kiev. Viktoria Tereshkina was also a transplant -- she went to the Vaganova at age 16. she received most of her training in Siberia. 

 

But this isn't so unusual with many prestigious ballet academies -- students are often expected to be finished products well before graduation and they need a bit of resume polishing or connections.

 

The thing about David Hallberg and POB is that he's said many times that he found the training overly harsh and unhelpful. That seems to have been a common complaint about Claude Bessy's reign. 



#40 naomikage

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:21 AM

Unfortunately David Hallberg has withdrawn from his performances at World Ballet Festival in Tokyo as his injury has not recovered enough.

 

http://www.nbs.or.jp...u/post-554.html

(Sorry, I could not find an English link of the announcement)



#41 abatt

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:15 AM

Thanks for the update. 



#42 kbarber

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:24 AM

I understand also that the stages are very hard  in Japan, so probably not the best thing to make one's comeback from an injury.




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