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#16 Helene

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:56 AM

According to this article, Carla Korbes has had to withdraw from "Swan Lake" with New Zealand Ballet, and Karel Cruz will partner Gillian Murphy.  I hope Korbes will be ready for Vail; I suspect that she and the company will be conservative about whether she'll dance in the preview.  PNB is performing at least seven ballets, and only a subset will be on the preview program.



#17 Helene

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:59 AM

Yikes, Cruz and Gillian Murphy are scheduled to dance four performances of "Swan Lake" in New Zealand from 18-27 July. Opening Night in Vail is 28 July. If Cruz leaves on the 28th, he'll get to Vail on the 28th, but 6 hours later, because NZ is 18 hours ahead of Vail at this time of year. (Like JFK to Rome.) That's a lot of travel.

http://www.nzballet....n-lake/casting/

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:07 AM

That is indeed a lot of travel, and there's not much chance to stretch out for someone as tall as Cruz! 



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:30 AM

That is indeed a lot of travel, and there's not much chance to stretch out for someone as tall as Cruz!


Is Wellington, NZ at sea level? Vail is at 8,000+ ft and most people need a few days to adjust to the altitude. Dancers are athletes, but still...quite an adjustment to add to his jet lag.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:35 AM

Wellington is at sea level -- it's a port town, at the south end of the North Island.   So yes, Cruz will change elevation several times on the way back from NZ



#21 Helene

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:51 AM

It takes at least three weeks to adjust to altitude: he won't be worse off than the other dancers in that regard alone, but it will be compounded by by travel and time zone changes. New Zealand is gorgeous, though, and I'm sure it will be a wonderful experience for him.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:03 AM

I've been looking at the SFB schedule to see how to maximize the number of times I can see the Ratmansky program next April, since except for full-lengths, SFB runs two programs concurrently.

I know it's too late for this and impractical anyway -- even SFB, which has at least an extra score of dancers doesn't try to do this -- but I think it would have been fascinating to have a concurrent program with "Giselle," a "Giselle Project" of sorts, in which later essays on the material could be seen up close to the original. I'm thinking of Robbins' "The Cage" and Quijada's "Mating Theory," which to me looked like the logical extension of "The Cage."

Has Ratmansky done a short riff on "Giselle" in any of his one-acts, the way Caniparoli took on the contemporary story of the former-Yugoslavia Romeo and Juliet? If not, he'd be the first whose take on it I'd love to see.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:20 AM

Oh that would be a fascinating program -- I wish that companies were more free with performance video, so that you could create a little conference or festival surrounding a live production and include this kind of compare and contrast stuff.

 

I don't know Ratmansky's Russian-based repertory well enough to answer your question, but I imagine that someone else here does -- perhaps post a link to your query in one of the Russian forums?



#24 Helene

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:13 AM

PNB released a season preview video:
 

 
Corrections and additions please; sometimes the faces go by so fast:
 
Louise Nadeau/Seth Orza, "Nine Sinatra Songs"
Andrew Bartee/Lucien Postlewaite, "Giselle," Act I
Kari Brunson (?) in "TAKE FIVE...more or less"
Karel Cruz/Lindsi Dec (?) in "Petite Mort"
Garland Dance, "Sleeping Beauty"
Carla Korbes, Donkey Pas de Deux from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
"Forgotten Land Courtesy of Houston Ballet" (ID in bottom left corner)
Men in "Petite Mort"
Act II "Giselle," Wilis led by Lindsi Dec and Sarah Ricard Orza (?) Lesley Rausch (see below)
Nadeau/Orza (??) in "Nine Sinatra Songs"
Margaret Mullin (?) as Butterfly in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Brunson/Casey Herd (??) Mara Vinson and James Moore in "Kiss" (see below)
Kaori Nakamura in "Giselle"
_________ and William Lin-Yee in "Sechs Tanze"
Jonathan Porretta, "Stage of Darkness" (?)
Maria Chapman (?) as Myrtha, "Giselle"
Nakamura (in Yellow) in "TAKE FIVE...more or less"
Batkhurel Bold, Act II Divertissement from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Carrie Imler, Lilac Fairy in "Sleeping Beauty"
Tableau from "Sechs Tanze", with Kylee Kitchens, Imler, Lin-Yee, Eames, and two men.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

Yes, #3 is Kari Brunson

 

Not sure if #10 is Orza -- looked a bit like Tisserand to me, but I don't know if he does that part.

 

Yes, I'm pretty sure #11 is Mullin

 

In #12, it looked like the woman might have been Mara Vinson -- she was in the first casts.

 

In #16, it's "State of Darkness"

 

Thanks for the link, and the diligence!



#26 Helene

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:57 AM

In 10 I assumed Orza because the woman looked like a redhead, and the only other redhead I can think of is Emma Love, who's a strawberry blond.

In 12 I guessed Brunson because it didn't look like James Moore to me, but it was from pretty far away to get the aerial effects.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:20 PM

Act II "Giselle," Wilis led by Lindsi Dec and Sarah Ricard Orza (?)

 

 

I think that's Lindsi Dec and Lesley Rausch

 


Nadeau/Orza (??) in "Nine Sinatra Songs"

 

 

Maybe I'm crazy, but that looks like Stanko Milov with Carla to me...

 

Brunson/Casey Herd (??) in "Kiss"

 

 

Looks like Mara Vinson and James Moore


_________ and William Lin-Yee in "Sechs Tanze"

 

 

I think Josh Spell or Andrew Bartee, hard to tell



#28 Helene

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:40 PM

Thank you for the ID's, dancinginthesnow and sandik.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:03 PM

Latest video from PNB about their Professional Division program:

 

http://www.youtube.c...KPwC1DG6NgqGHEA




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