Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet or Sleeping Beauty
Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:29 AM
If I were to go to one other this year, which of the three above would it be? And any particular stars worth seeing?
Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:53 PM
Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:55 PM
Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:01 PM
Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:00 PM
Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:16 PM
I know this sounds weird but for 6/7 or 6/8 I would go across the plaza to see the NYCB. Tiler Peck or Ashley Bouder in Theme and Variations is something worth seeing for sure. Or Who Cares? Is another favorite ballet of mine. Tickets are cheaper at the NYCB. I find Corsaire to be a rather weak ballet, no matter who is dancing.
If Veronika Part were dancing, I would say go to Corsaire, but not with the other casts. Osipova and Vasiliev bring audiences to a frenzy of applause, but they are more like an acrobatic act than a classical ballet partnership. When you hear all the screaming and applause for their feats, remember (1) that the circus draws many more viewers than the ballet (no, I don't have any statistics to back that up) and (2) that the reason Vasiliev can jump so high is that he has unballetic extremely muscular legs. Baryshnikov was another fabulous jumper with muscular legs, but he never abandoned the pure classical training that he received. Vasiliev is sloppy and he coasts on his jumps and turns.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:28 PM
I could possibly do Romeo and Juliet on 6/10, but listening to the music just now, I'm not so sure.
What about Sylvia with Murphy and Gomes?
Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:39 PM
Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:06 PM
Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:08 PM
Personally I avoid R & J but made an exception last year for Cojocaru. I'll never pay to see Corsaire.
For me I'd go for Cojocaru in Sleeping Beauty, she is magic in that role.
But really go see NYCB.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:47 PM
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