Jose Manuel Carreno and the Feijoo sisters on Dancing with the Stars r
Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:09 PM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:29 PM
Also, isn't it possible that the costumers for the show thought it might be too jarring for JMC to be the only male dancer on the show wearing tights?
Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:31 PM
Of course the DWTS producers jumped on the "BS" bandwagon, did Hollywood ever have an original thought or a brave one? Not likely.
Meanwhile, it was great to see JMC, and finally Lorna's sister, since I don't get to see SFB unless they're on national tv.
Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:01 AM
Posted 15 April 2011 - 06:54 AM
...Carreno's costume was dumbed down for an audience that may not be used to men in tights. ....
You mean that the world hasn't progressed since Nijinsky shocked the Tsar Nikolai II's mother and daughters at the Mariinsky by wearing tights and a short tunic in Giselle? That was exactly 100 years ago. It cost him his job in his home theater.
Carreno's 19th-c military-style jacket reminded me of the current Siegfried costume at the Royal Ballet-London. Not the trousers - very odd. The DWTS producers probably just wanted to keep him "dark" to keep the focus on the "pretty ballerinas in tutus." It probably was not against men in tights. It was a short piece and they wanted the focus on the ladies. Just guessing.
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