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Small steps (or other movements) that make a lasting impression


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#16 aurora

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:41 AM

About stillness, I've never seen "Watermill," but for me, the queen of stillness and attention was Beatriz Rodriguez's The Chosen One in the Hodson/Archer reconstruction for the Joffrey Ballet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH1t0pCchxM&feature=player_detailpage#t=524s

She doesn't move from 8'44" of this video until 4'25" in part 3.


Good one! I love this so much. I wish I could see them do this again, it was so wonderful live. I got to see it a lot as this was brought into the rep (I think) around the time I was an advanced student at the Joffrey, and if City Center wasn't sold out we could ask Mrs D'Addario (sp) for the extra tickets. I saw it a lot. Beatriz Rodriguez was amazing.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:54 AM

About stillness, I've never seen "Watermill," but for me, the queen of stillness and attention was Beatriz Rodriguez's The Chosen One in the Hodson/Archer reconstruction for the Joffrey Ballet:

She doesn't move from 8'44" of this video until 4'25" in part 3.


(I took out the clip since it's already loaded in this thread)

You picked a humdinger for stillness -- part of the fracas at the premiere of Sacre was generated by that long, long stillness -- audience members started catcalling Maria Piltz, who was dancing the Chosen One. Like many of us, I've seen several different works choreographed to this score, and all of them include some kind of stillness tour de force.


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