Posted 18 June 2002 - 07:13 PM
Posted 23 June 2002 - 12:02 PM
I missed "Rodin Mis En Vie" the first time around and I'm not sure I'd like it, but it's nice to read about. I would be very glad to read about what's happening with Pennsylvania Ballet. They used to be a very good Balanchine company. So I hope you'll report through the season -- and maybe that will spur others to join in and we can have a special forum for Pennsylvania Ballet too!
Posted 23 June 2002 - 06:46 PM
I've seen two other pieces by Margo Sappinton and thought both were excellent - the dancers who performed the pieces were also very good. ;) I've heard that some, feel her roots in musical theater are too strong - but I don't hold that against her, and quite enjoy her approach.
Posted 24 June 2002 - 02:49 PM
at -- Unfortuantely, PA Ballet has lost their Balanchine connection for next year. Ballet Mistress, Sandra Jennings, is going to San Fransico Ballet. She'll be in Philladelphia at the beginning of the season to set their Balanchine program, but she is officially gone.
Posted 27 June 2002 - 11:48 AM
I strongly feel that the company does not reach as high as it could in terms of long-range artistic vision. Their excellent dancers deserve more.
Posted 27 June 2002 - 12:05 PM
Posted 27 June 2002 - 01:02 PM
Posted 27 June 2002 - 01:20 PM
Leigh, I don't like to think of PA Ballet as the NBofA, but they are doing Cinderella next spring.;) Doesn't a lot of this really come down to doing a money-maker to bring in the grandmas and the little girls in their party dresses? Children love fairytale ballets, and daddies love to see their little ones exposed to the art at a time other than Nutcracker. Financially its a good move.
They are also performing The Firebird next season, Carmina, and Paul Taylor's Company B, as well as some new works (one by Jessica Lang) and an all-Balanchine evening.
Posted 01 July 2002 - 07:21 AM
If they didn't do these presentations again and again, when would I have the chance? At least it does appear that they perform some other peices as well, for a nice variety.
Ok, my train of thought has been derailed, so thanks for listening.
Posted 01 July 2002 - 11:12 AM
I know I should probably post in the "Welcome" forum for this, but I just wanted to say thank you to whomever (Alexandra? Leigh?) created a separate thread for Pennsylvania Ballet. I've lurked on this board for over a year, but the introduction of this thread spurred me to actually register. And now that I know there are others out there with whom I can discuss Pennsylvania Ballet performances, I will be much more inclined to post. So, thanks again!
Posted 01 July 2002 - 11:16 AM
We do have several people from Phillie, so I hope this will become more active. I'd hoped the company forums would become a place for news and discussion of each company, reviews, talk of dancers, etc. It takes three or four people to make this happen -- we've got that now, so take it away
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