Youth America Grand Prix presents Ballet's Greatest Hits!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:34 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:51 AM
Angelica: Abrera was lovely as always and I share your frustration that she hasn't been promoted, though I find the role of Myrtha less than compelling no matter who dances it.
Like Birdsall, I was very impressed by Kondaurova and Seo, Gomes and Part. The Flower girl/Bridesmaid in Don Q, an ABT corps dancer, Skylar Brandt was a standout with a bright future.
The early reported programs had promised Tarantella which I assumed Bouder/Ulbricht would dance. Instead, it was Flames of Paris, not a favorite of mine, though they both showed off their amazing skills. The costumes were so incredibly awful I had trouble focusing on their dancing. If you've seen the small, no name touring ballet troupes from Russia that come through (and yes, I see them all) you've seen these appallingly cheap, unflattering costumes. Had I been Bouder, I'd have stomped my pointe show and said I'M NOT WEARING THAT!
Anyway, an enjoyable evening - wish they had identified the YAGP students dancing in the first act - many very impressive - hoping to get a better look at them if Ballet in Cinema gets this on the screen.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:54 PM
Wait...Koundarova ended up showing up..?
Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:30 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:13 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:18 PM
Darling...I INVENTED senior moments!
Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:01 PM
The plan is to use historical footage and interviews, where possible, to the gala footage, to be shown in movie theaters though its partnership with Emerging Pictures. We've been invited to give feedback by 1 February 2013 about what to attempt to include in specific roles and ballets.
Details are in the following new thread; do not reply to this thread.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:20 AM
Not to be a curmudgeon, but wouldnt it be more apropos to say thank you for helping us drum up publicity and more of an audience for our project?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:10 AM
And to reply to Birdsall a few posts above, I think Daniel Ulbricht is a very fine dancer and lovely to watch. I've seen him quite a lot and I always enjoy him. He has a lot of satge personality. I find Macauley's criticim to be stingy on a lot of points, but what can you do?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:12 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:23 PM
Of course, there would be a much larger audience for the film -- and for other Emerging Pictures transmissions -- if they were available through downloads, streaming, and DVD for those who don't live near theaters showing them or for those who can't make the day-of-performance transmissions.
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