MCB tour to Paris, July 2011-- THEATRE DU CHATELET
Posted 23 July 2011 - 01:03 PM
Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:23 PM
From the most recent Tendus Under a a Palm Tree
Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:46 PM
So, if you want to see this, please click cahill's link quickly. The Ballet Imperial clip is from the final performance of the tour, so the last minute or so of ovation is especially worth watching.
Bravo Catoya and Penteado, and Patricia Delgado, and the lively and impressive corps, in Ballet Imperial. And Jeanette Delgado and Penteado in In the Night..
Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:51 PM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:42 AM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:22 AM
P.S. The article incorporates a bit of news. soloist Amanda Weingarten (now Amanda Weingarten Goodwin) is retiring to go to Fordham in the fall. Her goal: public interest law. Weingarten was my favorite of the new soloists. It's a loss for Miami and for ballet, but I'm glad she is doing it for good reasons.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:55 AM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:24 AM
But I look forward more to Square Dance than to In the Night next season. But that's it for Balanchine in Florida. Two ballets, right? For our French friends, if they're still paying attention, we don't get the repertory in Florida MCB showed in Paris, nor does Florida show the company the enthusiasm Paris did. The same thing was true in New York in January 2009. (I knew it would be as far as audience enthusiasm was concerned.) That's partly why I was happy to watch them in New York and why I wished I was in Paris. (Maybe next time?)
Villella has said in his pre-performance talks in Fort Lauderdale, where I usually see MCB dance, that Balanchine is hard to sell, which he has said also is why they use the name of the previous version of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, and whenever I hear that I wonder how they're going about it. Whether the Balanchine audience isn't there or their marketers can't find it I don't know, and that's a subject - ballet marketing, or performing arts marketing - that deserves its own thread anyway.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:36 AM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:09 PM
...nor is MCB the same company back home sans the touring adittions-(Cox, Baker, etc...). At least, for me, there are two well denoted periods, BC/AC-( before Cox, after Cox).
Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:10 PM
Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:13 PM
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