What's good about the Diamond Project?
Posted 24 June 2002 - 05:57 AM
Could we reserve this thread for positive comments only? What is good about the Diamond Project? You can take this question as philosophy or more specifically (i.e., I liked this, this and this ballet, or this dancer came to the fore in this ballet, etc.)
Posted 24 June 2002 - 06:55 AM
For the dancers, the audience, the choreographers and the ballet world in general.
Posted 25 June 2002 - 05:21 AM
Lynn Taylor-Corbett's Chiaroscuro brings out the best in Jock Soto - it's a dance about and centered around a fascinating dancer, which makes it fascinating in itself. Haven't seen it in a few years, but I also remember excellent lighting.
And I love La Stravaganza - it's challenging, bizarre, thought-provoking and exhilarating. The first time I saw it, all the old people got up and ran out of the theater.
Posted 25 June 2002 - 05:38 AM
Posted 25 June 2002 - 05:58 AM
Posted 25 June 2002 - 11:58 AM
Not every ballet that premiered at the Stravinsky, Ravel, Tchaikovsky festivals were masterpieces - some were classics in how not to choreograph a ballet! For every tarnished Diamond there's a PRISM, ANCIENT AIRS AND DANCES, RED ANGELS, MERCURICAL MANUEVERS, and MORPHOSES. There was one ballet I really liked by the choreographer of REUNIONS set to classical Swedish music, but it lasted only a season.
Posted 25 June 2002 - 12:19 PM
But to get back to the point of my post--my all-time favorite Diamond must be Appalachia Waltz. The sweet music, the on-stage musicians, the poignant moments as well as the touches of humor. IMO it is a master work and I dearly wish it would be revived.
Posted 25 June 2002 - 01:33 PM
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