Jump to content


Live streaming Nicolas Le Riche farewell


  • Please log in to reply
28 replies to this topic

#16 canbelto

canbelto

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,884 posts

Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:02 PM

According to an interview with Guillem many years ago she said she does not want to be filmed dancing live. 



#17 kbarber

kbarber

    Bronze Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 486 posts

Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:06 PM

Hurrah! The program is already available on demand, though I don't know for how long.

in the comments on the Arte site, someone from Arte says "several months"

#18 volcanohunter

volcanohunter

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,950 posts

Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:17 PM

Most dance and classical music streams on Arte are left up for six months. Some are available for a full year, but others for three months, a few weeks or even a few days. The previous version of the site was helpful enough to say precisely how long that would be. It's probably better to watch the program sooner rather than later.

 

The second intermission did strike me as excessively long. I'm sorry if Guillem's eccentricity was what put the damper on this live-stream enterprise. Now that the performance has actually taken place, I wonder whether she'll allow the duet to be re-inserted. innocent.gif



#19 Helene

Helene

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,207 posts

Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

I thought the same about the second intermission.  (In the US, it would be to sell drinks.)  Maybe they performed it before Gallienne's speech and just broadcast the curtain during the pas.



#20 miliosr

miliosr

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,574 posts

Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:22 PM

Who was the older woman who came out near the end?  Was that Claude Bessy??

 

I didn't spot Madame Lefevre.

 

The Le Riche Bolero from 2010 (Bejart gala) was up on YouTube for a long time but has now disappeared!



#21 Helene

Helene

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,207 posts

Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

Am I getting this right that the solo was Le Riche doing a "Greatest Hits" memory track?  The director cut out of an "Apollo" bit with a needless shot of Chedid while Le Riche was mid-air, and I think he ended with "Dances at a Gathering."



#22 volcanohunter

volcanohunter

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,950 posts

Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:07 PM

That's probably what it was. When Jacques d'Amboise was getting his Kennedy Center Honor, his kids did a dance that had Apollo, Union Jack and Who Cares? references. Most of them were probably lost on the audience.

 

 

I noticed that Le Riche also paid tribute to the Nureyev rond de jambe fetish.



#23 Helene

Helene

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,207 posts

Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:05 AM

From today's Links in the NYT, Sulcas writes:

 

Although, like most of the Opera dancers, he has eschewed a high-profile, company-hopping career, his virtuosity, charisma and onstage intensity have made him a superstar here, and the troupe’s best-known dancer abroad. He has also been a relentlessly curious artist, taking on projects outside the Opera, working with Sylvie Guillem, and performing with his own small group of dancers, making him a name familiar to audiences beyond the Garnier.

 

 

Have there been any reports in the French media that he will continue to dance in projects and/or with his own troupe? Obviously in this excerpts program he didn't show long stretches of difficult classical choreography, but in what he did show, he looked like he was in his prime.

 

Edited to add:  I just realized there was a second article in the Telegraph, and Compton writes,

 

In fact, he doesn’t intend to stop dancing entirely; he has plans to mount his own programmes of work and to tour more widely. But his farewell to a place to which he has dedicated so much of his time and talent was both hugely emotional and a reminder of how much more he still has to give.

 

I'd travel to see this.



#24 volcanohunter

volcanohunter

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,950 posts

Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:31 AM

Le Riche and Guillem have performed Ek's door duet before, and it's even been televised. So in lieu of what we missed:

 

 

In the spring Le Riche conducted a tour in France that featured Russell Maliphant's Critical Mass and Shift, Angelin Preljocaj's Annunciation, his own Odyssey and Le Jeune homme et la Mort. He was joined by Maliphant, Clairemarie Osta and Isabelle Ciaravola or Eleonora Abbagnato. He could be planning more tours along those lines.



#25 silvermash

silvermash

    Senior Member

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 186 posts

Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

Well as a matter of fact, Nicolas Le Riche didn't really had a touring group like Manuel Legris had for example,  before this year, where he was preparing his farewell and didn't have much to dance with POB. So he did this "Itinérance" tour this Spring and he will have a show next Autumn at Théâtre des Champs Elysées. Nothing more is announced yet.  



#26 silvermash

silvermash

    Senior Member

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 186 posts

Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:47 AM

Le Riche and Guillem have performed Ek's door duet before, and it's even been televised.

Yes the video is from the  evening to help the tsunami victims in Japan at the initiative of Sylvie Guillem



#27 kbarber

kbarber

    Bronze Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 486 posts

Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:13 PM

For those of you who speak French, I thought you'd like to see the text of Guillaume Gallienne's poem. Very clever. (this was printed in Le Figaro). In rhyming alexandrines, the twelve-syllable lines of classic French poetry.

Bonsoir Eve et Tess et bonsoir Clairemarie.

Bonsoir à tous, enfin bonsoir la Compagnie.

Avant que d'enchaîner avec Caligula,

Laisser-moi vous parler un peu de Nicolas,

Si riche de talents que c'est son patronyme,

Et si tous ses aïeux sont restés anonymes,

(Et j'en profite ici pour saluer ses vieux

Qui sans doute ont tous deux des larmes plein les yeux)

C'est pour que brille mieux cette étoile si rare,

Dont nous fêtons ce soir un tout nouveau départ,

Que nous lui souhaitons aussi beau, aussi dense,

Que celui qui lui fit se lancer dans la danse,

Il y a déjà trente quatre ans de cela.

Sa richesse pour moi se situe au-delà

De son nom c'est certain, mais même de son charme ;

Elle provient surtout de son art qui désarme,

Tellement il paraît naturel, comme un don

Du Seigneur et que lui dans un fol abandon,

Dépasse chaque soir humblement, avec grâce,

Pour nous faire voler dans ces airs qu'il embrasse.

Avez-vous remarquez la finesse des doigts?

Et sa délicatesse alternée quelque fois,

Par une unique rage , une sauvagerie

Terrible? Puis d'un coup, avec espièglerie,

Il s'adoucit. Soudain, nous voyons cet enfant

Qu'il est souvent encore à quarante deux ans.

Il bondit comme un tigre et vole comme un ange,

Il atterrit en chat et telle une mésange,

Virevolte aussitôt sans même se soucier

De savoir si nous autres avons pu respirer.

J'ai vécu grâce à lui mes plus longues apnées,

Et n'oublierais jamais ces acmés insensées

Que dans tous ces ballets il a su nous donner.

Mais ce n'est pas fini, tout ca va continuer…

Ce n'sont pas des adieux, non, ce n'est qu'un passage.

Ton génie Nicolas est plus grand que ton âge,

Et puisque cet endroit te déclare trop vieux,

Pour continuer ici tes grands sauts périlleux,

Eh bien tu les feras ailleurs, sur d'autres scènes.

Tu auras pour créer le soutien des mécènes

Ou celui de l'Etat, ce serait pas mal çà…

Que tu puisses transmettre. Enfin, c'est pas tout ça

Mais j'entends en coulisses un cheval qui trépigne,

Et n'ayant pu trouvé de belle rime en igne,

Avant que ce canasson me dise allez oust,

Je m'en vais pour conclure citer Marcel Proust.

Il dit, pour définir un autre immense artiste,

Ce qu'à mon tour je puis dire de ce soliste,

Qui est mon ami. En toute simplicité,

Il l'appelle «Novateur à perpétuité».

#28 volcanohunter

volcanohunter

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,950 posts

Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:51 PM

The Le Riche Bolero from 2010 (Bejart gala) was up on YouTube for a long time but has now disappeared!

 

It appears it was taken down at the insistence of Bel Air Classiques. Well heck. If you don't want people watching an unauthorized video on YouTube, release the thing on DVD and let them buy copies of their own.



#29 sandik

sandik

    Rubies Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,526 posts

Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:22 PM

 

The Le Riche Bolero from 2010 (Bejart gala) was up on YouTube for a long time but has now disappeared!

 

It appears it was taken down at the insistence of Bel Air Classiques. Well heck. If you don't want people watching an unauthorized video on YouTube, release the thing on DVD and let them buy copies of their own.

 

 

Such a novel idea...




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases (adblockers may block display):