Bring Back PAMTGG Fund Awarded to ABT
Posted 19 April 2002 - 05:44 AM
Posted 19 April 2002 - 07:07 AM
Please try to overcome your shyness and tell about this. As someone who saw PAMTGG, Mr. B's extraordinary flop, I have a real need to know. Thanks.
Posted 19 April 2002 - 07:29 AM
Posted 19 April 2002 - 09:56 AM
Posted 20 April 2002 - 06:10 AM
There was a pas de duex by Robert Hill, to live piano, which was not as successful, I thought--a bit alienated and cold, and the middle ballet, too (by William Tuckett to Stravinsky's Pulchinella) was confused and difuse--too many characters rushing around.
The final piece was the airplane one which as I said, I loved. Comedy is so hard to do, and it caught exactly the right tone, quirky without being coy. The girl who danced the stewardess was so funny and so vivid, very prissy about the rules, but with quite an eye for the men.
Posted 20 April 2002 - 09:25 AM
The eight dancers are passengers on a long flight. They begin with the men on one knee, the ladies seated on the other knee, tilted backward and along comes the attendant (totally groomed, totally efficient, totally authoritative) who flicks each ballerina on the head to bring them up into take-off position. The passengers alternate between boredom and cutting up. They smoke in the back of the plane, canoodle in the bathroom, always to be reined in by the attendant, whose clipped manner lets them know there is no fun allowed (except when she decides it's time to flirt).
Sometimes things got muddled and I didn't get "it", but in the end it was light, airy fun.
These young company members were very well rehearsed and that alone made the entire evening a pleasure to watch.
Leigh, there were two performances, Wed. & Thurs. It was listed in the calendar section of last Friday's Post. (Symphony #23/chor.
Tobin Eason/music Mozart; Toccare/chor. Robert Hill/music Magnussen; Pulcinella/chor. William Tuckett/music Stravinsky)
Posted 20 April 2002 - 11:35 AM
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