Moiseyev Ballet at the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar, Costa RicaRomeo and Juliet
Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:08 AM
So first of all let me say I found the whole performance sub-par. The production seemed to be like it was for a high school performance of Shakespeare's famous love story.
As for the choreography, I did recognize passages of Lavrovsky's choreography, which I saw in the wonderful video with Galina Ulanova. But there were some passages that were obviously additions and not very good ones. At the beginning there was no heated fight between the families, just a little lousy mock fighting. The duel between Mercutio and Thybalt, and later Romeo and Thybalt was much better choreographed and performed.
Anna Ivanova played Juliet and Aleksandr Alikin was her Romeo. And here is what I have to say about their performances: while Ms. Ivanova was a self-absorbed Juliet that barely made eye contact with her Romeo, Mr. Alikin at least seemed to be interested in his character and tried to delineate and give humanity to Romeo, even if he overacted at times.
Overall I wasn't really satisfied with the whole performance because I really couldn't feel Shakespeare's drama, save a few moments.
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