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#1 Helene

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:55 PM

It's early, but PNB has published a YouTube video of eight dancers in multiple venues around Seattle performing part of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's "Cylindrical Shadows" to its Facebook Page. It's not yet available directly on YouTube, but can be accessed through the company's FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/PNBFAN

It's marvelous.

The dancers, who are identified at the end of the video ( :clapping: ) are:

Kylee Kitchens
Price Suddarth
Laura Gilbreath
Andrew Bartee
Jerome Tisserand
Lucien Postlewaite
Kaori Nakamura
Ezra Thomson

You can hear Glenn Gould humming along to his recording.

#2 Helene

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

And here are the bloopers:



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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

What fun! Especially the vagaries of shooting in the 'real world.'

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:14 PM

"man who would not move"...

(I think I hear humming, so that must be Gould.)

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

"man who would not move"...

(I think I hear humming, so that must be Gould.)


Oh ouch!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

for me, Gould was a jazzman, his work withsic Bach's had many similarities to the Ellington / Strayhorn charts made of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

for me, Gould was a jazzman, his work withsic Bach's had many similarities to the Ellington / Strayhorn charts made of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

I think his roots might be more in the second section of the last Beethoven piano sonata.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:10 PM

PNB has published the first weekend's casting for the program that opens a week from Friday:

Attached File  Rep 4 performance casting week 1.xls   62.5KB   4 downloads

When the website is updated, casting will appear here:
http://www.pnb.org/S...Details-Casting

Since there's are few differences, I'll post it here:

A Million Kisses to My Skin (Dawson)
KORBES
ORZA
DEC
POSTLEWAITE
CHAPMAN
PORRETTA
RICARD ORZA
GILBREATH
RAUSCH


Cylindrical Shadows (Lopez Ochoa)
NAKAMURA (Fri, Sat eve.)/DEC (Sun mat.)
KITCHENS
GILBREATH
POSTLEWAITE (Fri, Sat eve.)/CRUZ (Sun mat.)
BARTEE
TISSERAND
SUDDARTH
THOMSON
HIPOLITO JR.

Mating Theory (Quijada)
IMLER
FOSTER
DEC
MULLIN
O'CONNOR
POSTLEWAITE
LIN-YEE
BARTEE
THOMSON
SUDDARTH

I think the role that Chalnessa Eames danced in the premiere/original version of "Cylindrical Shadows" is a great one. I hope people will report on how Nakamura and Dec approach the role. I won't be able to see it until second weekend;

For those with matinee subscriptions, please note that the Sunday matinee is first weekend (18 Mar), and the Saturday matinee is second weekend (24 Mar).

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:56 AM

Here's rehearsal footage of "A Million Kisses to My Skin", with interview footage of Lindsi Dec (in the video still) and Jonathan Porretta. You can also see a bit of Lesley Rausch, Seth Orza, and Sarah Ricard Orza.



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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

Thanks so much for the video link -- the material looks very rich, and I think the work will make a very interesting contrast with the other two dances on this program.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:42 AM

English National Ballet did A Million Kisses To My Skin a few years back - very strongly cast including Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur. It was very popular with the audience. It's been a long time since I saw PNB but I think it should suit them.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

Was it created for Oaks and Edur? Talk about two gorgeous dancers...

A note to "Cylindrical Shadows": Olivier Wevers is staging the work for PNB.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:06 PM

Here's a link to a PNB blog interview with "Mating Theory" choreographer Victor Quijada, including his comments about working with Twyla Tharp for three years:
http://blog.pnb.org/...quijada-on.html

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:44 AM

Was it created for Oaks and Edur? Talk about two gorgeous dancers...


No, I don't think so - it was created earlier, for Dutch National Ballet. I think Dawson did quite a lot of work there - not much in the UK.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:22 PM

Thank you, Lynette H!

Casting has been updated for the first week and added for the second week. There are a few changes to the first week's casting:

Eric Hipolito is now in all three performances of "Mating Theory"
Jerome Tisserand and Margaret Mullin dance in "A Million Kisses to My Skin" on the Sunday matinee, 18 March.

http://www.pnb.org/S...Details-Casting

Attached File  Rep 4 performance casting weeks 1 and 2.xls   58KB   3 downloads


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