Miami City Ballet
Posted 01 June 2001 - 08:10 PM
[ 06-01-2001: Message edited by: Mel Johnson ]
Posted 02 June 2001 - 12:12 AM
Posted 02 June 2001 - 11:42 AM
One of the problems with Miami's "Patineurs" (which I like much less in retrospect, the glow having worn off) is that there was no softness in them at all. What softness there was was in those costumes, but they were worn over wire. Several older friends, who remember the Sadler's Wells Ballet's performances of "Les Patineurs" told me they thought it was the dancing that was heavy. This is a demicaractere ballet, and I think the dancers (except for The Lovers) are supposed to be very light, walking or running in high demi-pointe.
Not that any of this would make one like the ballet any more, necessarily, but I'd argue that showing it in practice clothes would be showing something other than the ballet, as it was intended to be seen.
[ 06-02-2001: Message edited by: alexandra ]
Posted 02 June 2001 - 04:13 PM
Posted 02 June 2001 - 10:38 PM
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