Royal Ballet "Nutcracker" on PBS 12/25
Posted 25 December 2001 - 10:44 PM
Definate thumbs up for this Nutcracker!! The excellent cheoreography was enhanced by the wonderful dancing. Cojacaru & Putrov are fabulous dancers, and the grand pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy is spectacular! My only gripe, and a minor one, was with some of the costumes (pink harem pants on the Arabian guys for one), but the camera can distort color and texture.
A few quick questions for those more knowlegable about the Royal Ballet...
Is the Covent Garden stage exceptionally large and deep?
How tall is Jonathon Cope? He has glorious long lines and a lightness to his jumps, though he appeared a bit unstable in some of his pirouettes (hard to balance all that height redface.gif ) )
Too bad I didn't get to tape this production redface.gif (
P.S. Thanks to all who provided comments on the merits of the various versions of Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Ballets. Santa brought me a 1968 (?) edition of Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Ballets (correct title?)!!
Posted 26 December 2001 - 06:49 AM
As to the stage - I believe it is the biggest stage in the UK but not sure how it compares to others in the world.
Posted 26 December 2001 - 02:00 PM
Were the Prince's leaps as gorgeous as I thought they were?
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