Halberg Bolshoi debut to be screened in theaters
Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:25 PM
BIG (Bolshoi!) Ballet News: Most of us will be able to see David Hallberg's debut with the Bolshoi on Sunday 11/20 simulcast LIVE and in HD! As the 1st U.S. dancer to join the Bolshoi as a Principal dancer, David's debut in 'The Sleeping Beauty' will be aired in select cinemas nationwide as part of Emerging Pictures' 'Ballet in Cinema' series! 100's of screens have been added to the nearly 300 screens that are already part of the Emerging Pictures Network. Mark your calendars!
Here's the Press Release:
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:27 AM
King Florestan XIV
Foreign Princes seeking Aurora's hand in marriage
Maids of Honour
Pages of Lilac Fairy's Suite
Galifron, the tutor
Evil Fairy Carabosse
Fairies of Kindness:
(Breadcrumb scattering Fairy)
Fairy of Jewels:
Fairy Tales Characters:
Puss in Boots
Little Red Riding Hood
Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:43 PM
Posted 27 October 2011 - 01:10 AM
Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:02 AM
Hey, Eric, I'll let you in on a little secret. You most likely HAVE seen the so-called 'new' Bolshoi designs already. They are simply the POB's rococco-ish designs from the late 1990s! The same designs that La Scala borrowed in 2000.
They are lovely but they are not new.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:43 AM
1 - this production premieres today at the Bolshoi (!) w/ Zakharova/Hallberg (YouTubes and/or forum reports will undoubtedly pop up in a few hours...I give about 6 hrs from now...which would be midnight Moscow time)
2 - the same cast will repeat on Sunday for the Live-in-Cinemas performance around the globe (10am EST in Eastern US)
Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:29 PM
As we await YouTubes of tonight's performance, here are clips from the dress rehearsal two days ago:
Prologue Fairies' entree:
Aurora's A1 Entree and Rose Adagio (having a baby didn't hurt those extensions!):
I'm not quite lovin' that floor covering of navy & gold. Maybe it will look 'toned down' with actual performance lighting.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:29 PM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:20 PM
Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:39 AM
Posted 19 November 2011 - 05:11 AM
Where's that iconic step of the fairies when they take a pose lining up front semi-seated on the floor with one leg extended to the front at unison, torso slightly bended to the back...? That seems to be untouched in every staging of SB I've seen, but it's gone here...Instead they do a triple sequence of tour jetes and then a little pose standing up. Also not crazy about the floor pattern at all and all the feathers business. It looks too much Rio-Carnaval like. Then, what's up with baby Aurora's nurses....? Are they supposed to be nurses of courtiers...? Why are they seated...? They usually stand up, hence telling us about their position as royal servants, but not here either.
Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:23 AM
Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:08 PM
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