POB 'La Source' and 'Bayadere' to US theaters (Aug.)NOT related to 'Emerging Pictures' group
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:13 PM
August 4 (repeated later): Nureyev's La Bayadere starring Dupont, Hoffalt, Pagliero
August 25 (repeated later): J-G Bart's La Source with Pagliero, Paquette, Ciaravola, Heymann, Daniel
The only link that I have is to the local (DC) theater but I'm sure it's being shown elsewhere:
Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:57 AM
That Bayadere is also worth viewing. Pagliero gets promoted to etoile during bows.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:46 PM
I just got back from seeing it this afternoon. I really liked it for the most part.
I though that the scenery and darker lighting gave a tastefully modern feel and kept it from seeming like a “museum piece”. It contrasted very well with the rich storybook-like costumes, most of which were stunning- with a couple of exceptions- the bright pink veils on the Khan’s wives inevitably brought to mind “I Dream of Jeannie” (although it probably didn’t have that effect on the Parisian audience!) and the Jolly Green Giant and his quartet of Space Aliens looked a little out of place. It was hilarious though when Jolly Green and the Aliens showed up in the Khan’s court dressed in those Friar Laurence robes with their green and blue faces poking out!
Although my opinion on choreography is subject to change without notice, my first impression of the choreography for La Source was very favorable. I love how it blended folk/character dance with classical ballet in way that didn’t seem static or overly stylized and the classical choreography was wonderful as well, smooth transitions and accents, with a non-bravura bent which helped it feel more natural, which is quality that it always desirable in ballet, although often challenging to achieve within the strict confines of academic steps.
I was afraid that the music would bland, but it actually turned out to be very nice for the most part, I think might have been arranged a little bit, some parts seemed to emphasis the violin (I think) in a way that seemed more modern.
The story was a little hard to follow, the synopsis was provided, but without knowing exactly which character was which, it was a bit confusing. At intermission, I heard an elderly couple conversing, the lady said with some frustration, “But what is the story?” the man replied, “I don’t know…it’s usually someone is in love with someone…”
LOL. Oh well, maybe that is all a good ballet story needs to be anyway!
[font=Calibri]Hope they release this on DVD.[/font]
Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:43 AM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:39 PM
Don Quixote (Nureyev version) - December 18, 2012
Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony (Neumeier) - April 18, 2013
La Sylphide (Lacotte after Taglioni) - June 27, 2013 (retransmission) (Perhaps the Dupont/Ganio recording from 2005?)
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