MCB 2010-11 Season What do you think? Whom woud you cast?
Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:18 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:08 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 06:39 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:10 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:50 PM
Kronemberg/Guerra (in this particular case, thinking of the Adagio section)
bart, Jack, vrsfanatic...any other ideas...?
Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:44 AM
Kronenberg and Guerra performed "selections" from T&V at the Open Barre performances last April. She has great warmth and was something of a goddess. I can still see Kronenberg's openness -- it was a rich, plush performance. For some reason, I was reminded of the actress Ava Gardner.
The name "Rodriguez" in your list confused me for a second. Is he dropping "Garcia-Rodriguez"? I'd actually like to see him get the chance to partner in a work like this, and why not with Patricia Delgado, who has not had much opportunity to dance with such powerful stage animals. Or, why not pair her with Yann Trividic, more elegant but just as magnetic in his own way?
I would love to see Carranza with Reyneris Reyes. Carranza seems to draw energy and gain freedom when dancing with a strong partner. However, T&V is on Program I, and Carranza for the past few years has not participated in Program I.
Jeanette Delgado. YES. But right now I can't think of a perfect partner. She deserves to have one with whom she can work with regularly and build a shared history.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:38 PM
Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:43 PM
Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:22 PM
But I wonder if she has the right fearless attack , essential in some sections...(like those series of super fast chainee turns in three opposite directions in the ballerina's opening variation...)
Oh, that's right. Well, in that case, I guess Reyes can be paired with Patricia-(another option for her besides Garcia-Rodriguez)
About Albertson and Wu...
Posted 11 November 2010 - 08:40 AM
What's different? Franklin's interviewers asked him, and here from my notes, is what he said about the differences, keeping the substance of the interview rather than attempting to summarize it, for reasons I think you will infer, and where I have tried to preserve the interviewers' interpolations [in parentheses]:
...the Sleep[walker] [pas de deux], this is not what we learned; it's different. Also, there's lots of discrepancies in what we call the tango, that we did with Maria [Tallchief, the pas de deux between the Coquette and the Poet.] Also, since the Blackamoors have gone [have been deemed politically incorrect and offensive]...
Bart Cook is coaching in Cincinnati... He said, "Now, stop, "What did you do [in the original]?" Well, I did put it all right, and he's got it.
Then we got to the sleepwalking scene, and we've put that right.
... ... ...
What makes Sonnambula look so different from the way we did it is the fact that the men are in tights, and we were in trousers.
... It makes the men in tights with tail coats look stupid. [laughter] And poor Misha [Mikhail Baryshnikov] look like a man in a hole, to use Mr. Balanchine's expression. I mean, it takes away all the masculinity. We had beautiful gray [trousers]. I had on a lovely jacket. ... Mr. Balanchine approved and thought it was lovely ...
... ... ...
And there was Allegra [Kent], [her version] and there was Vicky [Simon] [her version], and I said, "You know, if you haven't listened to the music, you will know you're in the wrong place and doing it with -- " And they said, "But that's how we learned it." Then who did they learn it from and -- we can't go into all of that, but that's what happens. And the little things go. So there you are.
And here we are. I've never seen Sonnambula with men in trousers, only tights and tail coats, as Eric Bruhn appears in a picture in Nancy Reynolds' excellent "Repertory in Review," presumably from early in the ballet's existence at Balanchine's NYCB, where it premiered in 1960, with Bruhn in that cast.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:32 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
members, guests, anonymous users
Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases: