ABT Bayadere: Vishneva-Osipova Performance
Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:33 AM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:48 PM
Some years ago, I did find Dvorovenko's interpretation of Gamzatti as a silent movie style seductive villainess mildly entertaining and I vaguely remember that she even made something of the classical divertissement in Act I, but neither Cynthia Gregory nor Elizabeth Platel (in Nureyev's version) nor Dvorovenko herself in that divertissement could make me think it anything other than middling Petipa indeed. It goes w/o saying that lesser lights as Gamzatti have made no impression on me at all. So I'm afraid that despite the toe-to-toe encounter of two such remarkable ballerinas in Act I, it's still the case that the one thing I most anticipate about this performance is what I always anticipate about performances of Bayadere--Act II.
But I AM hoping, albeit not too optimistically, that Osipova somehow surprises me.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:33 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:00 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:55 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:50 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:41 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:42 PM
Okay, I will meet where Helene suggests during the first intermission!
Me too Bart and Cristian! So looking forward to meeting fellow Alerters.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:51 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:09 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:16 AM
The meet up sounds great - I'll be there and look forward to putting a face on all these posters - and to personally thank cubanmiamiboy for his posts about Miami City Ballet (I'm up the coast here and catch them at the Kravis in West Palm Beach) Cheers, Kristen
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