Stars of the 21st CenturyOctober 18, 2012
Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:46 AM
Does anybody know anything about this group? Several familar names among the dancers, but no information yet about repertory or prices.
Too bad this will be competing with one evening of the ABT fall rep season at City Center (including the world premiere of the new Ratmansky)!
Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:52 AM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:59 AM
I tend not to like gala rep so much, but there are names on there I wouldn't miss if I were in NYC.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:56 AM
.... Let's hope that we don't get Radio and Juliet again from Matvienko. ....
ROTFL! I also predict 'Les Bourgeois' by Daniil Simkin, whether or not he's on the roster at present. Even if he's dancing in one of the ballets at City Center that night, he can hop in a cab and dance his 3-minute solo in an instant.
Olga Smirnova -- if she truly shows up -- alone would be worth the price of admission.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:09 AM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:28 AM
So does that mean we don't get to see Roberto and Svetlana in Ashton's M&A or SL or Bayadere or Giselle or ...?
Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:32 AM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:36 AM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:47 PM
YID, Shirinkina doesn't dance Cinderella, although maybe she is being prepped to debut the role on tour in Scotland and/or DC? Schklyarov has danced the Prince in Cinderella but it's been a while. If they are programmed for a Cinderella in DC, then they can be programmed for any day but the 18th. NYC is just 4 hrs away, mas o menos.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:55 PM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:06 PM
Are people referring to the Tharp piece?
What is the Junk pdd?
The Junk pas de deux, excerpted from the ballet Known by Heart, embodies the essence of Twyla Tharp’s style–seriously crafted and irreverently delivered. In this duet, Tharp twists the formal structure of the classical pas de deux (adagio, two solos and a coda) into a postmodern match-up between partners that runs alternately witty, sly, comic and sexy. Tharp set the piece to the music of Donald Knaack, an American composer and percussionist who makes music on 100% recycled materials (hence the whimsical bang-on-a-can antics). Typically, Tharp combines classical ballet vocabulary with pedestrian movements–slides, kicks, squiggles, lunges, flexed feet and slithers.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:02 AM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:50 AM
Yes, Natalia, I thought the EXACT same thing about Simkin! However, I don't think any of the ABT dancers under contract for the ABT City Center engagement during Oct 16-20 will be permitted to perform at the gala. So I think we are at least safe from seeing Les Bourgeois. However, nothing would prevent Dvorovenko/Max B. from showing up and doing Splendid Isolation for the millionth time, as they are not appearing at City Center. These galas are a big, easy pay day for the dancers.
The most recent example of a dancer danced 2 engagements at the same time in the same city that I can remember is Johan Kobborg who danced with ABT & the Royal Danish last year in NYC. I guess it all depends on whether there's a non-compete clause in the contract or whether a waiver can be obtained.
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