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Men in Motion - London Coliseum - 30 & 31 January 2014


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#1 fadedhour

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:12 AM

I went to see this on Thursday night and really enjoyed it - some performances more than others (there were 15 different pieces), but overall, really liked it.  I especially enjoyed Vadim Muntagirov in Spectre de la Rose - I enjoy Nijinsky's ballets and I couldn't have asked for a better performance from him.  He really has extraordinarily beautiful arms.

 

The other Ballets Russes items on the program - L'après-midi d'un faune and an extract from Petrushka - didn't fare as well, unfortunately.  But I appreciated that they were there.

 

Other highlights for me included a new piece by Javier de Frutos, performed by Edward Watson and Marijn Rademaker, who had incredible chemistry together, and Marijn Rademaker in Marco Goecke's Äffi - I found the style of choreography completely fascinating.  Rademaker was great - I'd love to see him dance again.

 

I've posted a review with some more thoughts on my blog.  Did anyone else go to this?  I'd love to hear your thoughts if so.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:43 AM

I went to see this on Thursday night and really enjoyed it - some performances more than others (there were 15 different pieces), but overall, really liked it.  I especially enjoyed Vadim Muntagirov in Spectre de la Rose ...

 

 

 

Oh..."Spectre" is one of those ballets I could watch hundreds of times in a row non stopping..!



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:02 AM

I love it (and many of these Ballets Russes pieces, too. I think there are quite a few good Spectres, but not so many great ones. But Muntagirov was really perfect. Too bad it's only ten minutes long!

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

But ten minutes of devilish series of jetes, pirouettes tour jetes and everything in between for the man..!



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:19 AM

There's a great feature on this program from CNN, if anyone's interested, with several clips from the ballets performed: http://edition.cnn.c...ballet.cnn.html




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