ABT Snippet on Tonight Show
Posted 19 December 2001 - 06:39 PM
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Posted 20 December 2001 - 12:52 AM
If you didn't see the Tonight Show, you didn't miss much. We got to see Julie Kent and Angel Corella as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, along with the fairies (or are they butterflies??), doing a very brief excerpt from the final pas de deux.
They appeared to be dancing on a stage in the studio accompanied by a live orchestra. The stage was very small and the orchestra sounded very off-key, neither of which helped the performance.
The highlight of the performance was the close-up of Angel's wonderfully fast, multi revolution pirouette at the very beginning of the excerpt. Julie Kent seemed to be dancing ahead of the music, but it could have been a problem with the timing between the dancers and the orchestra. She seems a bit tall for Corella, but he managed the lifts well (I prefer Balanchines's go-for-broke flying shoulder lifts!)
[ December 20, 2001: Message edited by: sneds ]
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