i'm not sure i'll say this right; they're wonderful, i think the production looks really nice tho i don't like the palm trees - , i actually like the Don and Gamache quite a bit, but it's like there's no rest in it. i get the feeling of an unrelentness march to speed and no rests. i was exhausted after act one. i think their performances suffer from it too. sigh i wish i was better at this.
thanks about the pilates information. i always thought his shape was just kind of natural. i've known a couple of dancers (male and female) who had similar shapes and had a terrible time trying to lengthen them.
I do think our shapes are somewhat natural. We can do some things to change it a little (lose weight, work certain body parts more, etc), but I do think we have a tendency toward certain things. My lower body builds muscle very easily and I have to work the upper body much harder to even it out.
I didn't like the palm trees the first few seconds, b/c I felt like it almost looked Egyptian (backdrop), but then I realized it is Don Quixote's idea of paradise, so then it worked for me. But I understand if someone doesn't like the palm trees.
I also thought the Spanish dancing before the puppet show and windmill went on forever. I felt like it was too much character dancing and not enough ballet, but overall I can't complain. If I had been in St. Petersburg I would have gone to see it and would have been thrilled. I just love how technology allowed me to see this a world away!!!!