Posted 29 April 2002 - 08:36 AM
Ms. Berman was most heart-wrenching when her character made two abortive attempts to do away with her children. She approached them with conviction, but couldn't do it when she saw her sons' faces. When she finally came to them, gliding with the black cloak behind her, she was for real. We were all stunned at the end as Ravel's Pavane began playing again and Medea walks away from the audience, upstage. Needless to say, the audience roared. Ms. Berman looked very appreciative.
It was apparent that Helgi Tomasson didn't want the evening to end on such a tragic note, as Mark Morris' Sandpaper Ballet was next (and last) on the program. What fun! It looks like such a fun ballet to dance, with all the swinging, loose limbs and Busby Berkley type formations in The Syncopated Clock. I was giggling throughout the whole thing. One thing: those costumes! It's so much ... green ... If the tights and arms weren't green it'd be so much easier on the eyes. The green arms and hands got to me especially -- it gave me the feel of aliens, don't ask me why!
The evening opened with Tomasson's Silver Ladders. It was better than I had expected. Lucia Lacarra and Cyril Pierre danced the main couple, and I was glad to see them as they will not be with the company after the season. Mr. Pierre pulled off some very nice turns and Ms. Lacarra was very delicate. In the pas de trois, Vanessa Zahorian was her usual fearless self. It's very refreshing to see her upbeat dancing.
I can't believe it's almost the end of the season ... only Giselle left. Why does it all pass so quickly?
Posted 29 April 2002 - 08:50 AM
This makes two hits for Possokhov. It would be nice to think we had another choreographer on the horizon
Did anyone else see this program? Comments?
Posted 29 April 2002 - 11:59 AM
Posted 29 April 2002 - 03:33 PM
(By the way: welcome, Rubies!)
Posted 29 April 2002 - 03:43 PM
And thanks for the information. Green for grass, or maybe jumping grass!
Posted 29 April 2002 - 04:39 PM
Posted 29 April 2002 - 06:54 PM
I can't help but feel empathy for the dancers in those wonderfully witty costumes; what with the gloves and all, and under the stage lights, they must be shvitzing like camels in there.
Then again, camels don't shvitz...
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