Joan Acocella's NYCB/ABT piece in The New Yorker
Posted 24 June 2002 - 08:45 AM
What do you think?
Posted 24 June 2002 - 09:18 AM
Posted 24 June 2002 - 10:07 PM
Posted 25 June 2002 - 03:20 AM
Actually, the artistic content of repertoire is the decision of the Artistic Director, and the Board can advise, cajole, persuade, and what-have-you, even to the point of refusing to fund a project they don't think good for whatever reason. To start the Board on a course of second-guessing artistic decisions of the artistic staff, however, is the proverbial nose of the camel into the tent, and inevitably leads to micromanagement of the day-to-day operation of the company by committee!
Posted 25 June 2002 - 04:50 AM
Posted 25 June 2002 - 05:40 AM
Ms. Acocella writes very well and is not without a nice sense of humor - re the "dreamboats"!
Posted 26 June 2002 - 08:23 AM
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Posted 27 June 2002 - 01:14 PM
Posted 27 June 2002 - 04:14 PM
The Acocella piece seems generally on-target, although I disagree on Kowroski. I think she's matured considerably. But it is certainly true that aerobics reign supreme at NYCB these days. And the lack of ballerina coaching is evident, just as is the ballerina happiness at ABT. The Latin danseurs there are terrific. If only NYCB could arrange a baseball-type trade for one or two of them. Angel Corella has indeed developed from a boy into a man -- and at Susan Jaffe's farewell, developed further into a mensch, by appearing in the small, non-dancing part of Wilfred.
I've never seen an Eifman ballet, and apparently should consider myself lucky.
Posted 27 June 2002 - 06:30 PM
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