NYCB Swan Lake (Winter Season)(Was "sterling hyltin in Swan Lake")
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:13 AM
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:52 AM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:51 PM
Finlay is certainly a future candidate for Apollo and many other major roles. He may even be learning the role as an understudy now. However, he is too young and not ready for a major role of that stature at this juncture.
Agreed. But he is all potential.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:00 PM
Which brings me to what Ashley Bouder does so well. She is charming, adorable in Fall of the Four Seasons on Sunday, and a week ago she sparkled in the finale of Stars & Stripes. That is what she is perfect for at this stage in her career, being a gorgeous, cheerful soubrette. Until she knows heartbreak, I don't see how she can fully know Odette.
Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:21 AM
Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:46 AM
I saw Bouder/Veyette and Hylton/Fairchild in Swan Lake in the past week. Bouder ... did not convey the pathos of the role...
I found that to be the case as well. Bouder is a marvel in many roles, but she needs some coaching as Odette. One example of failing to convey pathos occurred in the final act. There is a quiet moment when Odette sinks to the floor and then lowers her arm to the ground. Most ballerinas slowly lower the arm. Bouder decided to slam her hand on the stage floor so that it made a sound when her hand hit the stage floor. She may have been trying to convey Odette's frustration, but for me it robbed the scene of grandeur and pathos. It made Odette seem like a frustrated child.
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