Posted 15 March 2001 - 02:39 PM
Posted 16 March 2001 - 02:48 PM
Royal Ballet comes to Boston for the first time since 1981. Temin reports:
The timing is coincidental, but the visit of the Royal to Boston may prove influential in the development of the Boston Ballet. If the visit is successful, it will show that there is a market for classical ballet in Boston. If it does not, then the anti-classical forces that seem to be in the ascendant at Boston Ballet will have support for their plans. (Again, my usual disclaimer. Nothing against contemporary ballet companies; every city should have nine. Just don't call them ballet companies.)
Posted 17 March 2001 - 12:05 AM
Furthermore, the RB are bringing Swan Lake. They are performing almost immediately after the BB closes its season with The Sleeping Beauty. The RB production is nothing to write home about - the Boston/Kirov co-production is far, far better. So WHY???? It's at a time when the kiddies will just have seen SB, the colleges will have held graduations, summer sessions will not yet have started, and it's yet another classical, Tchaikovsky ballet in a town whose dance critics and arts writers have openly hinted is bored with classical ballet - esp. of Russian ilk. I wonder why they didn't at LEAST get the Royal to do La Fille Mal Gardee. They are bringing it to DC, so why not Boston - OR why not the mixed bill (it's more "modern")???? ARGHHHHH!!!!
By the way - was anyone elso annoyed/upset by the implication in the title: "First-class ballet finally arrives?" I think Temin is suffering from a case of "keyboard in mouth" syndrome.
Posted 17 March 2001 - 10:08 AM
I was a long time suscriber to ABT and noticed that the NY reviewers were always kind to them, especially Anna K. (can't spell her last name from memory). I thought Boston's Don Q was excellent, maybe even better than than the 4 I've seen ABT perform over the years. I thought Boston's La Bayadere was superb. I bet their upcoming Beauty will be outstanding. The Celebration of Dance program was so good I went twice.
Some recent news: I heard that Berejnoi and Terekhova will be staying on as ballet master/mistress next season.
Posted 17 March 2001 - 10:24 AM
Interesting news about Bereznoi and Terekhova.
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Posted 19 March 2001 - 12:36 PM
'The RB production is nothing to write home about - the Boston/Kirov co-production is far, far better.'
Since they were coming to town, I thought I'd go.
Felursus, could you say a little more about what you think it lacking in RB's Swan Lake?
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