Joffrey Swan Lake rehearsal live-streamIs this true?
Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:20 AM
Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:43 AM
Read that Wheeldon is directing a production of Swan Lake for the Joffrey. Does anyone know about a rehearsal to be live-streamed today?
I found this link from the Joffrey Ballet web site:
Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:57 PM
This was great. I wish more companies would do it. Wheeldon seems a pleasure to work with.
Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:12 AM
Wheeldon was delightful! All of his corrections were precise and improved the movement enormously. I'm curious from those of you who have watched professional companies in rehearsal: how do the Joffrey dancers compare? It seemed to me that the girls should know by now that the arms start from the back, which Wheeldon had to remind them of a few times. It was nice to see Fabrice Calmels who has been talked about here as a wish-list partner for Veronika Part, learning the role of VonRothbart. He certainly has the size and gravitas for the role. The dancer learning the role of the Prince seemed lacking in acting skills but it is early days and as both Wheeldon and AD Wheater said, "they're (the company) getting there". They stated that the Joffrey has never done Swan Lake before and so most of the dancers have never done this choreography before. A couple of the swans caught my eye and later these two were learning the role of the Swan Queen in the rear of the room. The dancer doing the Swan Queen (don't know names) was exquisite. I especially liked the discussion of how the mime should be done. Well worth the 3 (!) hrs in front of the computer!
Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:36 AM
Only saw 45 minutes on my lunch hour at my desk but found it fascinating. Noticed that Jason Fowler from NYCB was assisting Wheeldon.
Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:02 AM
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