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Royal Ballet Giselle with Osipova & Acostalive, Monday, January 27


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#16 Drew

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:05 AM

The cameras were in on Wednesday which means there will definitely be a DVD.  I'm looking forward to the discussions here after the broadcast.  Osipova gave a very different performance compared to the one I saw her give with the Bolshoi a coule of years ago, but perhaps the spontaneous nature of her dancing means you will see something different again from what I saw on Wednesday.  I'll just say she did something very unusual in the first act hops-on-pointe solo.

 In both Chicago and NY in 2012 she did something unusual with the first act hops on pointe--but what she did was different each time (and both times musical, in character, and done with ease)....



#17 volcanohunter

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:43 PM

Osipova-Acosta rehearsal photos.

 

And the ROH has tweeted that this performance will be released on DVD.



#18 NOLA_Darling

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:20 PM

I just got back from seeing this. I'm still new to watching ballet and I'm not as familiar with Giselle as some other ballet fans but this performance moved me more than I expected it to. It made my husband and I cry and I take that as a good sign.

 

Osipova and Acosta were spectacular and I felt like he and Osipova played beautifully off each other and his mime/acting was superb.

 

I was very, very pleased and felt like it was well worth the time. I'm looking forward to more discussions about this performance. 

 

If a DVD is going to be released does anyone know how long it will be and where would I look for it?



#19 Lobelia

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:10 AM

I went to see this last night and i was thrilled. Since I'm a ballet newbie and this is pretty much my first post, I'll make a few quick observations and would love if anyone could chime in or explain things that i didnt get.

 

First of all, this was my second Giselle, having seen the Cuban national ballet a couple of years ago. The only thing I remember clearly about the cuban version is how totally creeepy the Willis entrance was: unbelievably fluid bourrés (?) across the stage. Now yesterday, I only had eyes for Osipova and she blew me away. I have watched her a few times on youtube but it was always in jumpy, happy things like Don Q or Coppelia. I was wondering how she would do in something so dramatic... So, first act, she was a jumpy happy girl but she conveyed a frenzied quality, like trying to squeeze happines out of life while she still can.  When she danced for Bathilde she ended with a series of turns (tour piqué?) that were unbelievably fast and crisp. Ans speaking of jumpy, next to her, some dancers looked positively clunky!

 

Second act, when Giselle is summoned from her grave by the Willis, she did a series of jumping turns (no idea what to call them) that werre positively freaky; she looked possessed! Can anyone comment on this? Later, when she danced with Acosta, she was so fluid, and floaty, it sometimes looked as if her arms would come off and just float away on their own and disslove into mist... she looked dead, she looked heartbroken and I was very impressed with dramatic quality. Sometimes she moved very slow, sometimes she was quite still yet it was always very expressive...

 

I'm very much looking forward to seeing other people's comments on this performance.



#20 volcanohunter

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:51 PM

If a DVD is going to be released does anyone know how long it will be and where would I look for it?

 

I couldn't tell you exactly how quickly a DVD will be released because it can vary a great deal. Presumably it will appear on the Royal Opera House's Opus Arte label, and I'm sure as soon as someone spots it going on pre-order at Amazon, that person will make a note of it in the "DVD/VHS/Downloads" part of this forum.




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