ABT doing Balanchine
Posted 02 June 2002 - 06:25 AM
We did see the Tchaik. mixed bill on May 23. It was a mixed evening in every sense. I stand by my contention that ABT cannot do Balanchine, at least not in the way that I like to see it.
That said, the Tchaik. pas de deux was splendid. Not anything like I have ever seen in before (and I have seen many combinations over 25 years of watching NYCB) but exciting and lyrical all at once. I did not enjoy the interpretation of Theme and Variations, particularly the pas de deux. Found it a disservice to Balanchine's philosophy.
I'll try to write more about this later, because I have some responses to the NYT article. But now I am running late for a trip to Tanglewood, so..later!
Posted 02 June 2002 - 06:37 AM
I've seen a few Apollo's and thought they were done admirably.
Sad, they have Balanchine's house right next door. Maybe they're not watching the right version ;)
Posted 02 June 2002 - 07:16 AM
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