Mikhailovsky Ballet in NYC - 2012
Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:53 AM
Now that we know that the Ardani-sponsored tour is set to happen in June 2012...and with the news that Osipova & Vasiliev have now joined that troupe, it's time for the NYC tour to have its own thread.
Ardani webpage on the tour: http://www.ardani.co...ikhailovsky.php
To continue the earlier discussion:
The NYC tour will include Duato's new (Dec 2011) version of Sleeping Beauty, a Duato Triple Bill + a traditional Giselle (2007-Dolgushin). We will know more about the Beauty after the Dec 16 premiere in St P but, for now, I am sincerely wondering if anybody is aware of any work by Duato that employs pointe shoes on the ladies?
My own 'live' viewing of several Duato works in NDT, Compania Nacional de la Danza, Washington Ballet and PNB, has yielded no pointe-shoe works or anything remotely classical in style. The production values (costumes and usually-simple 'set,' if any) have been on the economical side. I'd like to know if anybody on this forum has ever seen Duato work that looks remotely classical -- with pointe shoes, if not tutus-tiaras -- with 'deluxe' production values.
Some of the costumes sketches for the new Beauty look somewhat 'deluxe,' and one of the sketches of a female fairy seems to hint at pointe work, so there may be hope:
If, in fact, the Beauty turns out to be typical Duato, totally devoid of the Petipa set-pieces, such as Rose Adagio, and -- heaven forbid! -- danced with soft slippers or bare feet, then it would be rather deceptive of the tour's promoters to charge $100+ bucks a ticket to unsuspecting public that is lured by the promise of a classical show with known classical stars like Osipova. It could be a case of "Buyer Beware," in other words. [It would be similar to somebody paying for a ticket to see Vishneva as we used to know her...and seeing her dancing with bare feet only, with minimal sets. Yet paying the high ticket price that we pay for the sort of spectacle that she used to dance.]
Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:44 AM
Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:52 AM
Nor is it on the Mikhailovsky site, at least not that I can find:
What am I missing?
Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:56 AM
Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:12 AM
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