Question: What was it like working with the Moscow Ballet for a month in St. Petersburg, Russia?
Answer: The Moscow Ballet has one of the premiere ateliers (artists' workshops) in Russia. It was a huge enterprise. Their costumes are impeccable. The level of craftsmanship is beyond anything I've ever seen. They take their time, use the finest materials, and it's all based in the classic Russian tradition.
Question: What were some new concepts you brought to the company's 20th anniversary "Nutcracker"?
Answer: For one, I thought, let's change the mice. I'm tired of seeing these cute little mice. This is the scariest moment in the ballet. The mice should be eerie and a little other. They are not really scary. Now, they look like ragtag soldiers, distressed.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:53 AM
Thankfully, the dancing picks up in the later part of the ballet and some edits to the original production have helped the pacing significantly. When "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" premiered, it was divided in to two acts, with the first act clocking in at a lengthy 70 minutes. In this version, the first act has been split, so that there are three acts in total. Most importantly, the development of Alice and Jack/The Knave of Hearts' relationship is given more attention, as it is central to the arc of the storyline.....
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