Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:12 PM
Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:36 PM
Those who are waiting for an Albrecht-Bathilde reconciliation at the end will not be disappointed.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:07 PM
Also, interesting that the scene of the men being saved from the willis by the old villager happens AFTER Giselle's initiation...(I had seen it before, but right before Myrtha's first appearance...)
Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:40 AM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:22 PM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:57 AM
Wonderful! That's how a serious staging should always be...with the right approach to the music.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:32 PM
In the video you'll see the same cast as in the Guggenheim presentation -- James Moore as Hilarion, Carla Korbes and Seth Orza as Giselle and Loys/Albrecht, and Carrie Imler as Giselle's mother and then as Myrtha. In the middle of the video there are two young, Liora Reshef and Eric Hippolito, Jr.; is that Peasant pas de Deux? It's great to see Reshef again who was back in the cast lists in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"after a long absence: she will shine in a Romantic ballet like "Giselle".
Here's a great look at the two lost scenes from Act II that are being restored: "Hilarion and the Hunters", with Peter Boal standing in for Hilarion and then Jeffrey Stanton as Hilarion, and Kiyon Gaines, Josh Spell, Barry Kerollis, joined by William Lin-Yee, Eric Hippolito, Jr., then Andrew Bartee, then Sean Rollofson (?), and then "Old Man and the Villagers", with Ryan Cardea as the Old Man (with the green hat), and I think PD students as the villagers.
The Photoshoot, with Amanda Clark, Eric Hippolito, Jr. (doing the lifting), and Angela Sterling, formerly a fantastic soloist at PNB, now a fantastic dance photographer:
The evolution of the poster by Ben Kerns:
Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:39 PM
Some casting hints: Carla Korbes looking gorgeous as Giselle with Karel Cruz as Albrecht, and glimpses of William Yin-Lee as Wilfrid to Cruz's Albrecht, Eric Hippolito, Jr. as Wilfrid, I think, to Lucien Postlewaite's Albrecht. There's also a quick shot of Lesley Rausch with children. Cruz and Postlewaite will be heartbreaking heart breakers as Albrecht. I'm getting all verklempt thinking about it...
Posted 24 May 2011 - 02:40 PM
In addition, I've attached an Excel spreadsheet provided by Mr. Tucker; I combined two so that both weeks' grids are side by side, and it can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this post.
The four main role combinations (Giselle/Albrecht-Loys/Myrtha) are:
Korbes/Cruz/Imler (Friday, 3 June; Saturday eve. 11 June)
Foster/Orza/Gilbreath (Saturday mat., 4 June; Sunday mat. [1pm] 12 June)
Nakamura/Postlewaite/Chapman (Saturday eve., 4 June; Friday 10 June)
Rausch/Bold/Dec (Thursday, 9 June; Saturday mat., 11 June)
PNB Alumni and Artistic Staff who will be performing are:
Melanie Skinner-Berthe: Friday, 3 June; Saturday mat., 4 June; Thursday, 9 June; Saturday mat. and eve. 11 June
Uko Gorter-Prince of Courtland: Friday, 3 June; Saturday mat., 4 June; Saturday eve., 11 June; Sunday mat. (1pm) 12 June
Otto Neubert-Prince of Courtland: Saturday eve., 4 June; Thursday, 9 June; Friday 10 June; Saturday mat., 11 June
Dancers who are leaving at the end of the season will be featured as follows:
Hilarion: Saturday eve., 4 June; Thursday, 9 June; Saturday mat., 11 June
Bathilde: Saturday mat. 4 June; Friday, 10 June
Peasant PDD (with Jonathan Porretta): Friday, 3 June; Saturday mat., 4 June
Moyna: Friday, 3 June; Thursday, 9 June
Berthe: Saturday eve. 4 June; Friday, 10 June; Sunday mat. (1pm), 12 June
For my fellow ballet goers for whom our first thought after the company announced "Giselle" for this season was "Ariana Lallone = Myrtha", and hoped she'd do Bathilde, too, I offer a virtual weep-fest.
- Sunday matinees start at 1pm
- There's an extra non-subscription matinee on Saturday, 10 June
- Review it here, please, please, please
Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:03 PM
PNB has published two new videos. In the first Karel Cruz, who will dance Albrecht next Friday, opening night, to Carla Korbes' Giselle, discusses the role and what it means to him; there are some shots of the notation in the video, too:
The second is "Myrtha and the Wilis". As Myrtha Lindsi Dec is wearing the blue leotard, Maria Chapman the black leotard, and Laura Gilbreath the aqua turtleneck no sleeve leotard. There are a couple of shots of Kylee Kitchens (light gray leotard and black tights) and Leslie Rausch (light blue leotard and gray sweats) as Moyna and Zulme.
Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:12 PM
Now, in regard to the "lost" scenes, particularly the one with the old villager man advising the group of youngsters to quit their nocturnal fete...where is this scene placed, before or after Myrtha's first Entree...?
Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:07 AM
Some youths are returning from a festival in a neighboring village. The Wilis seek to detain them and try to force them to dance. However, an old man throws himself in their midst warns them of the danger; they barely escape, with the Wilis in hot pursuit.
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