Chicago's Auditorium Theatre PerformanceOct. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 05:52 PM
MCB in Chicago
Chicago audiences can expect a real treat. I have seen both Symphony in 3 Movements and Upper Room. Your feet and hands will get tired during the standing ovations.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:28 PM
Anyway, it is the only one on the Chicago program that they're dancing at home this year.
It shares a few steps with the 1953 version, but it is a different ballet. In expanding the male soloist's role "Balanchine seems to have d rained off much of its poignance. Once a ballet about a man and three women, Valse Fantaisie became an extended pas de deux -- actually, two pas deuls -- with a backup group
The original Valse Fantaisie had Diana Adams, Mellissa Hayden and Tanaquil LeClerq, supported by Nicholas Magallanes. Anyone have thoughts about who should dance the ballerina roles? I don't think there is a LeClerq in the company, but -- on the other hand -- I'm not sure whether the 3 roles demand much distinction as to dance personality.
I wonder who'll be doing the Black Swan pdd. I'd give a lot to see Jeanette Delgado (whom I'll bet can sublimate her basically sunny personality) and Rolando Sarabia.
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