PNB's Sleeping Beauty
Posted 08 February 2001 - 02:14 PM
Posted 08 February 2001 - 04:18 PM
Posted 08 February 2001 - 04:33 PM
A friend of mine saw it and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of mime and how well -- and carefully -- it was done. It was so nice to hear of a production that didn't have Aurora running off with the Tutor, or being a symbol of nuclear waste, that I was eager to hear more.
Posted 08 February 2001 - 06:38 PM
Thanks so much for the comments!
Some more questions about the production. I'm really curious as to what it's made of as well as how it was danced.
It's Hynd's production, right? Who coached it? Is it on the lines of British productions? Any divergences from "standard" productions (more or less fairies, more or less mime) Is the Lilac fairy a mime role, a dance role or both? Is the Prince's role pumped up with solos a la Nureyev?
Inquiring minds want to know!
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Posted 08 February 2001 - 08:31 PM
Posted 08 February 2001 - 09:02 PM
Terry, I have not (yet) seen Kaori and Olivier (who are paired together for three performances, two already past). I *did* see her last night in an all-to-brief turn as the Fairy of Temperament in the Prologue. She has splendid instincts for this style and I am certain that her Aurora shines. (She is the only principal who has previously performed Aurora, while with Royal Winnipeg.)
Posted 23 March 2001 - 04:54 PM
i believe i must be the only one who saw lisa apple as aurora and was disipointed. while she was very pretty and had alot of energy, i just did not find her strong enough for the part. i imagine her as a wonderful lilac fairy, but i don't feel she i quite ready for aurora. the whole time i was distracted by her weak arms any time she would turn. the rest of the performance was wonderful (although the gentleman doing bluebird that night had difficulty pointing his feet and holding his turnout). all of the dancers were exciting and exact. the costumes and scenery to die for.
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