Stuttgart Ballet in Hong Kong
Posted 20 May 2001 - 08:21 AM
As Katherine, Yseult Lendvai was a sophisticated dance actress and extracted every emotional nuance from Cranko's choreography. Petruchio was danced by Maximiliano Guerra who was still in top form, and showed off his dazzling virtuosity. They were sublime in the several pas de deux, which contain lots of lifts as typical of Cranko's choreography. I was also impressed by the Kirov-trained Elena Tentschikowa who was totally ravishing as Bianca with her beautiful footwork.
The second cast this afternoon was led by Sue Jin Kang and Robert Conn. Particularly noteworthy was Lucentia (Bianca's lover) danced by a young demi-soloist Ivan Gil Ortega. This tall and handsome dancer has a long and beautiful line and all the makings of a danseur noble.
In the press conference on Thursday, artistic director Reid Anderson mentioned about the 40th anniversary celebration of the Stuttgart Ballet in early November. The full details will be announced in Stuttgart in early June. The programme for the 9-day celebration will consist of new choreography as well as Cranko's ballets. Reid Anderson also said he will be in New York in June to supervise the final rehearsals of ABT's "Onegin", as well as in London later to cast the Royal Ballet's production of "Onegin" next season.
[ 05-20-2001: Message edited by: Kevin Ng ]
Posted 26 May 2001 - 09:05 PM
Posted 26 May 2001 - 09:44 PM
By the way, Stuttgart Ballet will tour Japan and South Korea next Jan.
Posted 26 May 2001 - 10:03 PM
Posted 26 May 2001 - 10:44 PM
Yes, the ballet scene in Hong Kong has improved in recent years as we get more visiting companies, though it's still no comparison to Tokyo.
Posted 26 May 2001 - 11:00 PM
Posted 27 May 2001 - 07:50 AM
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