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Japan Tour Fall 2013 - Tokyo & Osaka


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#1 mussel

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:13 PM

Tokyo: 10/21-23

Program A: Serenade, Symphony in 3 Movements, Tarantella, West Side Story Suite

Program B: Swan Lake, 4T, Symphony in C

 

http://www.bunkamura...l#13_cityballet

 

Osaka: 10/26-27

Program A

 

http://www.festivalh...ion.html?id=100

 

Both are dream programs, all Balanchine with one Robbins.



#2 naomikage

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:54 AM

Here's the full cast of the Japan tour. I will be seeing Program B on 23rd.

 

http://www.nycballet...2113-102713.pdf



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:20 AM

Here's the full cast of the Japan tour. I will be seeing Program C on 23rd.

 

http://www.nycballet...2113-102713.pdf

 

I'm sure you'll have a great time.  All in all I'm surprised to see Kowroski cast in Swan Lake.  She didn't do it in NY.    



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:00 AM

All in all I'm surprised to see Kowroski cast in Swan Lake.  She didn't do it in NY.    

 

She did it in D.C. in March, although for once I was less than thrilled with her performance. I'm sure she can be great in the role.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:19 AM

Maria does the one act Balanchine SL, but she has retired the full length SL from her rep.



#6 naomikage

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:03 PM

Thank you for your thoughts. I was also surprised when I saw Maria Kowroski in Swan Lake but considered myself lucky. It is a fabulous program. Will post some views after I saw the performance. 



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:10 AM

The stage was too small. In 4T, Robert was already in the wing when he did his exit. And 3rd movement of Symphony in C, both dancers were almost in the wing when they did jump exit. Four lead couples gave 5 curtain calls.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:05 AM

Some changes were added to the cast and here's the update.

 

http://nycb2013.jp/dl/casting_en.pdf

 

So Kowroski did not dance Swan Lake and Richlen replaced her, she was beautiful too. But we were lucky enough to see Ashley Bouder in 4T with such sparkle.

 

I enjoyed the performance very much. The Monday performance was completely sold out and other dates were also 99% full. The company looked very strong and seemed much better than they came 4 years ago. The women were brilliant.

 

Today there were 2 performances so it must have been tough for the dancers but especially Symphony in C was brilliant, Megan Fairchild, Sara Mearns,Erica Pereira and Tyler Peck, the female leads were so gorgeous and musically wonderful. Also 5 curtain calls to the Symphony in C cast on Wednesday, which is the first in the company's history.



#9 pherank

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:24 PM

This looks like a great set of programs. You all were very lucky to have seen these ballets - we do not get to see NYCB do this kind of program in the western U.S.A.




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