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#76 GeorgeB fan

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:13 AM

A Burlaka-staged Paquita would be a wonderful addition to the 2014 Met season or 2014Koch season.

 
I would love to see this staging at the Met. I watched it on youtube and it was simply wonderful.
 
However ABT has the Makarova verison already in it's rep and most likely they would perform that verison if they ever decide to bring that ballet back - which is marvelous in it's own right. I believe Makarova based it on the verison currently being performed at the Mariinsky.
 
As for Antony Tudor...yes he's a speical brand type of choreographer. I mean you certainly can't perform a full evening of his ballets and expect to have a full house. I mean his best ballets are somber ballets and they're not easily performed. You just can't dance the steps. You have to understand the steps and use them in order to create a moody atmosphere. And no he wasn't a prolific choreographer. He only has a small hand full of ballets that could be regarded as classics or even masterpieces. But in his own unique way he did have a profound impact on ballet and I do think ABT should pay honor to that impact. After all Kevin McKenzie loves saying that Tudor was once the "moral conscience" of ABT. One ballet of Tudor's I would LOVE to see revive is Echoing of Trumpets. I've never seen it but from everything I've read it's regarded as one of Tudor's greatest ballets and it's a pretty large ballet at least by Tudor standard. I think it would be a ballet that would hugely challenge the dancers at ABT and I think many in the audience would love to see that challenge. IMO.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

ABT actually did Echoing of Trumpets one season, about 15 years ago. I thought they did a phenomenal job, and it is an unbelievably powerful work.  Mary



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:35 PM

One problem with Les Sylphides is that it's often danced as if it's mostly of interest to ballet historians, but it can be brought to life and ABT has the dancers to do so if properly coached (a big 'if' I know).  "Theme and Variations" is also from ABT's "past," though it's Balanchine and danced, now, as part of Tchaikovsky Suite no. 3 at NYCB. I appreciate having it live on in its original (or more or less original) form as an independent work. 

Drew I so agree about T&V in ABT and that we don't need 2 Balanchine companies.  As for Tudor - I'd love it if they kept Lilac Garden in the rep.
 
I too remember those mixed bill days with lesser ballets, but there were so many more rep performances that I didn't mind it so much.  I agree with Jayne, I wouldn't mind Tetley's Voluntaries coming back.  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

Remotely related, but The Royal Opera House YouTube channel released a very short rehearsal video of Carlos Acosta's DQ.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:42 PM

The season will start with Don Q, then followed by half week of a mixed program called "Classics Splendor", then Bayadere, and Manon.  And the season will end with half week of all Shakespearean program and half week of Coppélia, which will be broken into 2 half week runs.  Here is the revised list:

 

Don Q

Classics Splendor

La Bayadere

Manon

Giselle

Ashton Cinderella

Swan Lake

Coppélia

All Shakespearean

 

So 7 full lengths, and 2 mixed programs.  And a former principal is scheduled for one performance.  I am glad that Manon will run against Mid Summer's Night Dream across the plaza so I can concentrate on MSND.  There's a limit of how many dramatic ballets I can see in a week.  There's no limit on Petipa and Balanchine.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:17 PM

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:47 AM

As always, thanks mussel!



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:50 AM

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Well, I would think it would either be Corella, Carreno or Steifel.  Since Julie Kent is always desperately in need of a mature partner, I'll guess Carreno but will hope for Corella. 

 

Speaking of Kent, are we to assume that she is still fighting the good fight and will continue to perform into the indefinite future?



#84 Golden Idol

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:02 AM

Many thanks to Mussel for the forecast. The Golden Idol approves!



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:29 AM

 

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Well, I would think it would either be Corella, Carreno or Steifel.  Since Julie Kent is always desperately in need of a mature partner, I'll guess Carreno but will hope for Corella. 

 

Speaking of Kent, are we to assume that she is still fighting the good fight and will continue to perform into the indefinite future?

 

How is she desperately in need of a mature partner?  She is always paired with Roberto or Marcello.  She seems to have first pick.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

EVERYONE wants to dance with Marcelo, and there isn't enough Marcelo to go around.  I suspect that Vishneva has an unwritten rule that she will only dance with Marcelo in full length ballets, since that is de facto what has been happening the last few years. 



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:40 AM

Marcelo, if possible , would,probably, want to dance with himself as partner.happy.png

EVERYONE wants to dance with Marcelo, and there isn't enough Marcelo to go around.  I suspect that Vishneva has an unwritten rule that she will only dance with Marcelo in full length ballets, since that is de facto what has been happening the last few years. 



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:12 AM

This is a total pipe dream, but would Ferri come back to dance Manon with Bolle? I wonder if she may at least be coming back to do some coaching, as I imagine there may be some new Manons for this revival (Seo? Murphy?).

 

I agree that it's more likely that a male principal may be coming back. If I had to guess, I would say that Kent has requested that one of her partners from the past come back to ABT to dance with her for a farewell performance. Of the ballets listed by Mussel, only Manon, Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Dream are still in Kent's repertoire, I believe. Between Corella, Carreno, and Stiefel, I'm not sure who would be in the best shape to hop back onstage again.

 

It seems odd to bring a former principal back for just once performance, so that's why I imagine it must be for some sort of special event.

 

Then again, there is a whole range of character roles, as well. Perhaps a former male principal will be one of the step sisters for the premiere of Cinderella??? Murphy seems a likely choice for the premiere of Cinderella. Could Stiefel be her step sister?



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:27 AM

I thought Kent retired The Dream from her rep.  Did she do it during the last run?

 

From some articles I've read, Ferri feels like she may have left the stage too soon.  I guess it could be Ferri coming back for one show.  We'll know in a few weeks, unless mussel's crystal ball can tell us sooner.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:32 AM

I agree that it's more likely that a male principal may be coming back. If I had to guess, I would say that Kent has requested that one of her partners from the past come back to ABT to dance with her for a farewell performance. Of the ballets listed by Mussel, only Manon, Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Dream are still in Kent's repertoire, I believe. Between Corella, Carreno, and Stiefel, I'm not sure who would be in the best shape to hop back onstage again.

 

I won't try to connect the dots here, but Kent danced recently at Carreno's Sarasota Festival:

http://carrenodancef...et-information/

 

And Carreno recently performed Basilio with San Jose Ballet, which he now directs, although he also says his "dancing days are over."

http://www.sfgate.co...tor-4610734.php




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