Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:03 AM
Looks like Peter Martins has sprouted an heir.
Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:48 PM
I actually had the same complaint that Macaulay aims at Millepied at Wheeldon, quite a bit further into his career. How do I know a Wheeldon work when I see one, but for the credit under the title?
Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:52 AM
I see your point, but to me at least one difference is that with Wheeldon I often feel thought underlying the works -- he's trying a new thing, often, and you can see a choreographer testing himself outside his comfort zone and trying to understand how a different kind of ballet works. This was particularly true for me in his early "leotard" works, like Polyphonia. His work also carries with it a sense of context/ballet history.
With Millipied I rarely get any sense of stretching or deliberate learning/effort. he's just doing what he can do and not questioning or thinking. (that said, I much preferred Plainspoken, which i saw this Sunday, to most of his other ballets I have seen. so maybe he's growing a bit?)
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