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2012 Spring Met Season


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#1 mussel

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:54 AM

I know with the current season just a barely over halfway, I hope it's not too early to start this thread.

Bright Stream will be back, :yahoo:
La Bayadere (no surprise as ABT will be doing it in DC in March, 2012)
Onegin
A mixed program that includes Ratmansky's new Fire Bird
Corsaire
Giselle (I hope ABT will schedule the run early in the season as POB will bring Giselle to NYC in July)

So there are still 2-3 programs to be filled, Swan Lake will almost definitely be back as it's a license to print money. I wonder what ballets ABT will pair with Fire Bird.

P.S. Oh, I almost forgot, Ivan Vasiliev will dance Giselle, Corsaire, Bayadere and mixed program.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:06 AM

Thanks Mussel. A wave of illness has struck my household. As a result, my husband and I missed the Vasiliev Coppelia.(Why couldn't sickness strike the week of Cinderella, which we hate.) Glad to hear Vasiliev may be back. Hopefully Osipova is returning too.

They usually do a MacMillan, so I'm guessing that perhaps Manon might be on for next season.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:18 AM

I know with the current season just a barely over halfway, I hope it's not too early to start this thread.

Bright Stream will be back, :yahoo:
La Bayadere (no surprise as ABT will be doing it in DC in March, 2012)
Onegin
A mixed program that includes Ratmansky's new Fire Bird
Corsaire
Giselle (I hope ABT will schedule the run early in the season as POB will bring Giselle to NYC in July)

So there are still 2-3 programs to be filled, Swan Lake will almost definitely be back as it's a license to print money. I wonder what ballets ABT will pair with Fire Bird.

P.S. Oh, I almost forgot, Ivan Vasiliev will dance Giselle, Corsaire, Bayadere and mixed program.

Is this for real or just a wish list? :unsure:

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 11:17 AM

Is this for real or just a wish list? :unsure:


I can't find anything on the ABT site - did they send out a news release somewhere?

#5 GeorgeB fan

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:09 PM

Bright Stream - it's the hit of the this season so it will be back next season!

La Bayadere - this is the ballet that will probably start out the season.

Romeo & Juliet or Manon - we didn't have a MacMillan this season, so you know we gonna have him next season.

Swan Lake - it's always there.

LeCorsaire - yuck! Just keep the Pas de Deux, its the only real good thing about the ballet, but I will admit that ballet has a number of roles that will give several dancers an opportunity to shine.

Giselle - after Swan Lake it's probably the ballet that brings in the most money.

We probably have an evening of mixed program. Ratmansky's new Firebird along with probably a Balanchine - Theme and Variation or Ballet Imperial, something of Robbins or of Ashton or perhaps of Paul Taylor.



Now if it was solely up to ME the 2012 season would be more like this:

The Bright Stream
La Fille Mal Gardee -
could you imagine both Ospiova and Vasiliev dancing together in the lead role of that joyous ballet?? Lise just seem to have been born for Ospiova!
Romeo & Juliet
Giselle
Swan Lake -
always have to have the money.

Then I would have three mixed bill programs:

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Apollo
Afternoon of a Faun
LeCorsaire Pas de Deux
Ratmansky's Firebird

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Les Patineurs
Other Dances
Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote
Push Comes To Shove -
Vasiliev would be terrific in that ballet...if he was making a return guest appearance with ABT next season that is!

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Company B
Bedroom Pas de Deux from Manon
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
Etudes


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:33 PM

La Fille.... With Vasiliev and Osipova orCornejo/Simkin and Lane/Boylston. That's something to look forward to.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:49 PM

Lots of great ideas.

To GeorgeB fan I don't see Vasiliev, at this point in his development, as a fit for Push Comes to Shove. I've seem Vasiliev twice and both time he was spectacular in the same steps that he inserted into the ballet. I'm not convinced that he is adaptable enough to do Tharp choreography.

Never the less, I'd love to see Push Comes to Shove done again. I'd also love to see Rodeo, Miss Julie, Lilac Garden, Three Virgins and a Devil, Billy the Kid and a lot of other things that had been part of ABTs history.

One more comment - Vasiliev is the great new thing. I loved him in Bright Stream. At the same time he is unfinished and from my small sampling does the same tricks over and over. From past male dancers to compare dancers to I always look up Peter Schaufass on Youtube. Check it out. He is a not often mentioned dancer.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 06:11 PM

I'm not clear if this is an actual report or a wish list. In any case, I cast my vote for a return of last year's terrific all-Ashton program, especially The Dream.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:20 PM

La Fille.... With Vasiliev and Osipova orCornejo/Simkin and Lane/Boylston. That's something to look forward to.


Reyes/Cornejo...oh the pairing could go on and on. The thing that is so frustrating for me is that ABT hasn't performed this Ashton classic sense 2003 I believe. Which I don't understand. The critics loved it. Everytime I went to the Met to see it the house was nearly always full meaning that the public clearly enjoyed it, and you can't help but get the strong sense that dancers adored dancing the ballet. It needs to come back - ASAP.

To GeorgeB fan I don't see Vasiliev, at this point in his development, as a fit for Push Comes to Shove. I've seem Vasiliev twice and both time he was spectacular in the same steps that he inserted into the ballet. I'm not convinced that he is adaptable enough to do Tharp choreography.


vipa - I get what you're saying and I understand it. Vasiliev is an unpolish gem in many ways. But maybe with the proper coaching - from Tharp herself or perhaps even from Baryshnikov, Vasiliev could perhaps pull it off. It certainly would be a challenge for him but I think at this point in his career he needs challenges in order to further develop himself into an even great artist. IMO.

I also love your suggestion for Miss Julie. I've never seen it but I've heard and read enough about it, it would certainly make me run to the theater to see it.

I'm not clear if this is an actual report or a wish list. In any case, I cast my vote for a return of last year's terrific all-Ashton program, especially The Dream.


I think Mussel created this thread asking the posters their own personal opinions at what they believe ABT maybe bringing to the Met during their 2012 season. Nothing has been posted on ABT's website about what ballets they will be performing because I think it's too early for that. I think this thread is merely a fun guessing game for us ballet lovers. I could be wrong...it certainly won't be the first time. LOL.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:34 AM

La Fille.... With Vasiliev and Osipova orCornejo/Simkin and Lane/Boylston. That's something to look forward to.


Reyes/Cornejo...oh the pairing could go on and on. The thing that is so frustrating for me is that ABT hasn't performed this Ashton classic sense 2003 I believe. Which I don't understand. The critics loved it. Everytime I went to the Met to see it the house was nearly always full meaning that the public clearly enjoyed it, and you can't help but get the strong sense that dancers adored dancing the ballet. It needs to come back - ASAP.

To GeorgeB fan I don't see Vasiliev, at this point in his development, as a fit for Push Comes to Shove. I've seem Vasiliev twice and both time he was spectacular in the same steps that he inserted into the ballet. I'm not convinced that he is adaptable enough to do Tharp choreography.


vipa - I get what you're saying and I understand it. Vasiliev is an unpolish gem in many ways. But maybe with the proper coaching - from Tharp herself or perhaps even from Baryshnikov, Vasiliev could perhaps pull it off. It certainly would be a challenge for him but I think at this point in his career he needs challenges in order to further develop himself into an even great artist. IMO.

I also love your suggestion for Miss Julie. I've never seen it but I've heard and read enough about it, it would certainly make me run to the theater to see it.

I'm not clear if this is an actual report or a wish list. In any case, I cast my vote for a return of last year's terrific all-Ashton program, especially The Dream.


I think Mussel created this thread asking the posters their own personal opinions at what they believe ABT maybe bringing to the Met during their 2012 season. Nothing has been posted on ABT's website about what ballets they will be performing because I think it's too early for that. I think this thread is merely a fun guessing game for us ballet lovers. I could be wrong...it certainly won't be the first time. LOL.


Here we go again! Vasiliev isn't even a regular at ABT! Even with coaching from either Tharp or Baryishnikov, wouldn't ANYONE want to see perhaps Joseph Phillips or Craig take on the role? Or Aaron Scott? That's a prime example of a ballet that could so easily and successfully be cast from within the company ranks. For me, after seeing all the casts of "Coppelia", my best moments came with Riccetta/Mathews. Wonderful, honest dancing that came across the footlights with flair and fun without all the physical derring do that often seems so false. Especially in these story ballets that rely on mime, staying "in the box" and relating to others on stage are so important. Keep it in the family!

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:45 AM

Here we go again! Vasiliev isn't even a regular at ABT! Even with coaching from either Tharp or Baryishnikov, wouldn't ANYONE want to see perhaps Joseph Phillips or Craig take on the role? Or Aaron Scott? That's a prime example of a ballet that could so easily and successfully be cast from within the company ranks. For me, after seeing all the casts of "Coppelia", my best moments came with Riccetta/Mathews. Wonderful, honest dancing that came across the footlights with flair and fun without all the physical derring do that often seems so false. Especially in these story ballets that rely on mime, staying "in the box" and relating to others on stage are so important. Keep it in the family!



I'd love to see Gomes in Push Comes to Shove. How about with Part & Lane? Part doing Tharp would be interesting!

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:16 PM

Hmm, interesting!!
An interview with Vishneva that came out last week seems to have her saying that she "plans to dance Tatiana in 'Onegin' next year," at least that's what Google Translate suggests. (Any Russian speakers can verify?)

I can only hope that this means she'll be doing it at ABT next year, and hopefully with Gomes! If the two of them get to dance "Onegin" and maybe "Manon" together next year, I might die of happiness (after seeing them, of course. :wink: )!

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:45 PM

Hmm, interesting!!
An interview with Vishneva that came out last week seems to have her saying that she "plans to dance Tatiana in 'Onegin' next year," at least that's what Google Translate suggests. (Any Russian speakers can verify?)

I can only hope that this means she'll be doing it at ABT next year, and hopefully with Gomes! If the two of them get to dance "Onegin" and maybe "Manon" together next year, I might die of happiness (after seeing them, of course. :wink: )!

Vishneva is a natural choice for Onegin. Kent performed it during the last run. (I think Dvorovenko also performed Tatiana, but I can't remember.)

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:19 AM

I'm confused Mussel. Maybe this question has already been answered (as it has already been asked) but is this a wish list or do you have information about the 2012 Met season. I as well think Romeo and Juliet will be back. It usually does very well and is never out of ABT's repetoire for a year or two years at the most. I as well would love to see the Ashton program which was performed during the 2010 Met season. Even more, I would like to see Ashton's La Fille mal Gardee. And can't ABT get Ashton's Cinderella? Is it a problem with the rights? Every Cinderella I have ever seen ABT dance I have not liked. I saw the Royal Ballet dance Ashton's Cinderella during the Ashton festival in 2004 and I just loved it. I would also love to see Onegin return. It's a beautiful ballet, perfect for a dancer like Julie Kent.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:22 AM

I just wanted to add that of course as Abatt said Diana Vishneva would be perfect in Onegin. And with Gomes as Onegin. What a performance that would be!! And yes, Irina Dvorovenko did dance Tatiana in Onegin. I saw it quite some time ago - early 2000s. The Onegin was Graffin, I forget how to spell his first name. It was a fantastic performance. I knew he would be good, but I was really amazed at what a good actress Dvorovenko is.


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