I attended the Sleeping Beauty of which she tweeted. Her Vision was lyrical, poetic, and luminous. Her comments
intruded on my memory of it, diminishing my deep satisfaction, adding a note of banality. I should be able to separate what I witnessed from her personal assessment, but I haven't been able to. It's not that she got it wrong, it's that her tweet deflated what was great about her performance (and the Vision was, IMO, great, a public face of modesty constraining her from so tweeting).
Live tweet from sleeping beauty performance. Intermission=feet up. Rose adag good, solo eh, vision good. Awakening and act III next.
This is very interesting. She couldn't possibly see her own SB as you did, and even though she danced it, it's 'your Ashley's Aurora' that you saw. This may demonstrate that fans usually don't want to really know their favourite stars as human beings, or that they do automatically tend to idealize that the person will be more like the stage persona. This may well have been the same SB I saw, and it has no effect whatever on my memory of it (including whether it was the same one.) I'm far more interested in what I thought of her Aurora, than what she thought, so that when I find out what she thought, it just adds to it. And she's not all that modest according to the first reviews, at least in some viewers eyes, insofar as there was discussion of her not being perfectly modest about her excellent balances. Not everybody thinks modesty is the only virtue, and it certainly isn't, no matter what anybody thinks. Of course some of it is mundane to her. A 'Rose Adagio' is her business as well as something to make enchanting. In any case, it may not have been the tweet per sethat did it, it may have been just her own thoughts that deflated the original impression. If you'd been backstage, or talking to her on a cellphone, she might have said the same thing to you. Performers are notoriously casual and even acerbic sometimes about their own professions, they can be sarcastic. They're not nearly always going to be in a semi-religious fervour, just because some don't laugh much. I find that tweet, though, far more interesting than the one about her dog, which interests me none at all. I just don't care about dancers' pets--any dancers', unless I know them personally.
Not that I don't think this perception is cool, but it sounds as though it disappoints you because your report of this reads as though you wish she saw what had impressed you more as you did. But she's not you, and she's not me. She's doing
it, and it's not all that special to her, just because she happens to be able to do something that almost nobody else can do. But she does this all the time. I once read that Paris Hilton said "I lead a fantasy life in many people's eyes. Of course, it's not to me, because it's all I know".
I know I myself live for Jedward's tweets via their Twitter, check it out!
Oh, man, I see what u mean! Is this like, in, erm, a kind of British Gaelic? This one is [size=3]Gr8!!!![/size]
"we are getting in trouble but who cares you guys all rock its like romeo and juliet but its the other way round"