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Romeo & Juliet--Spring 2013 MET season

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#61 PAmom



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:58 AM

Speaking of the Gate dance (also know as Masks dance), did any of the Romeos nail the turns? Everyone that I saw struggled with them.  In the past I've seen dances (including Gomes) do the double-extend-double turns flawlessly.  

If I am remembering correctly, Herman's turns were spot on in the Gate Scene. I always look to this scene as a real hallmark of how well the main gentlemen are cast against each other; I love this dance. I enjoyed the 3 being similar in build but Benvolio kept "drawing my eye" and not in a good way. At a point when they all 3 should have been together, Mr. Simkin was a bit wild in his execution and I kept thinking he was about to break into a solo while Romeo and Mercutio were perfectly matched.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:16 AM

Yes, Herman's execution of these turns were perfect.

#63 angelica


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:46 AM

I think that Herman was already spinning in the womb and that he came out spinning!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:14 AM

I only saw Osipova and Hallberg on June 14. In Act III I liked her best in the limp scene--I thought she overacted a bit (but did not have Vishneva with whom to compare). I called that performance "Romeo and Osipova"--


Acts I and II were fine, though she appealed to me more as Kitri than Juliet.

#65 janet_K


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:51 AM

Hmm... I really say that I would not be so excited by seeing Cornejo. I prefer Hallberg's Romeo ... His elegance is beyond words. I think the elegance is most important in ballet. Sadly in recent years it is almost forgotten. I also like Gomes's Romeo. His movements and acting are so princely, too. Of course their technique is awesome.

However, it depends on individual tastes. I understand other people's taste.

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