Jump to content

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you agree to accept cookies, unless you've opted out. (US government web page with instructions to opt out: http://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.shtml)

Nureyev the Director and POB

  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#16 Leigh Witchel

Leigh Witchel

    Editorial Advisor

  • Editorial Advisor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,468 posts

Posted 31 March 2001 - 06:07 PM


As a viewer I'll admit I actively dislike Nureyev's productions of the classics (I think them overchoreographed and fussy and the dramaturgy that of a committed amateur freudian) but I think a strong case can be made for them organizationally and from the dancers' perspective, and both Manuel Legris and Guerin have done so in interviews. Legris basically said those productions are what maintain the company's technical level. I respected Guerin all the more for knowing what was good about the works and what wasn't, and loving them all the same.
I'd like to hear more about why you like them. I'm sure a case can be made from the audience's point of view as well.

Leigh Witchel - dae@panix.com
[url="http://"http://members.aol.com/lwitchel"]Personal Page and Dance Writing[/url]
[url="http://"http://members.aol.com/dnceasever"]Dance as Ever[/url]

#17 Estelle


    Platinum Circle

  • Foreign Correspondent
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,706 posts

Posted 02 April 2001 - 09:29 AM

Alymer, thanks a lot for your message! Posted Image And please, feel free to elaborate about Nureyev's productions.

#18 Alymer


    Bronze Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 357 posts

Posted 02 April 2001 - 04:11 PM

Leigh, Estelle; I'm about to leave for a few days work in Munich, but I'll post something as soon as I get back. Can I just say though that although I wouldn't describe any of those productions as being, from my point of view, "the ideal production" if indeed such a thing exists, I think you can make an arguement for them, in that theatre, at that time.

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. (If it doesn't appear below, your computer's or browser's adblockers may have blocked display):