Spring season continued
Posted 21 June 2010 - 04:52 PM
NYCB perf. 6-20-10 3pm
La Source, which we also saw in rehearsal on Thur., had both times the same leads:
Megan Fairchild and Joaquin De Luz.
Fairchild gave, in my view, a very authoritative reading of the role and
De Luz was elegantly buoyant in all his aerial work.
Lauren King led convincingly the ebullient womens' ensemble.
Lauren King has been a joy for me to watch for the last 2 or 3 seasons. I'm always happy to see her name in the program because she brings such joy to the stage. I hope Peter Martins is viewing her as soloist material.
Posted 22 June 2010 - 05:43 AM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:24 AM
I noticed on the casting list that Robbie Fairchild replaces Chase Finlay in tonight's premiere of Mirage. Chase will dance in Mirage in subsequent performances this week.
Kathryn Morgan posted (via Twitter) that she is dancing MIRAGE with Robbie on Tuesday and Sat Mat, and with Chase on Wednesday and Sat Eve.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:46 PM
After hearing Salonen’s concerto at Disney Hall, I found the effect of the 30-minute piece different when its music was synchronized to dance and stagecraft. In Movement I (“Mirage”) what Salonen describes in cinematic terms as “an extreme close-up of the string” is accompanied by Calatrava’s giant sculpture/mobile dramatically rising and then morphing into what looks like a set of wings.
Then in Movement IV (“Adieu”), a swelling surge of the full orchestra brought Martins' dancers to a large pyramid form of partnered leaps. The final chord of the concerto, which rings with an altogether different sound from anything else in the piece, prompted a subtle cue of rainbow-colored light projected onto the stage and the dancers in their final tableau.
I've heard some of Salonen's compositions before and liked them very much. And Leila Josefowicz -- wow! That's like when Elmar Olivera played the Barber Violin Concerto for the Martins ballet (although I loved the way then-NYCB concertmaster Guillermo Figueroa played it, too in subsequent seasons). It's worth going for the concert alone, but, better, I've been hearing good things about the choreography, although no specifics.
Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:33 AM
Posted 25 June 2010 - 05:20 AM
Amen. I heard her play John Adams' "The Dharma at Big Sur" a few weeks ago. I'm eager to read reviews of this program.
I've heard some of Salonen's compositions before and liked them very much. And Leila Josefowicz -- wow!
Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:03 AM
Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:26 AM
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