SFB Principal Dancer Videos
Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:45 PM
Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:43 PM
San Francisco Ballet is getting on the 'new media' bandwagon; recently their website was upgraded to include some nice, 60-90 second videos on each of the principal dancers. Watch them here.
Good for them. I wish ABT would go more into the video thing. I have to say, I enjoyed the SFB videos, but because of the format of quickly cutting from one ballet to the next, it was hard for me to distinguish the qualities of one dancer from the next.
Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:20 PM
I think using slower tempoed and unshredded & intact pieces, with the music that was written directly for them, maybe less contrasty lighting, more pastel colors would help a lot. Informal rehearsal videos captured in a limited compass of space might be good way to highlight a particular dancer's style, integrity, and subtlety of phrasing.
Compare Het Nationale Ballet:
Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:57 AM
Posted 04 December 2009 - 06:54 AM
Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:24 PM
I'm a great fan of the jump cut and could watch J-L Godard and Dziga Vertov until the cows come home (as a college professor always used to say), but this jumble of nervous jump cuts -- as if they're afraid something real would happen otherwise -- begins to creep into the choreography itself.
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