Dance as ever performances
Posted 24 October 2002 - 04:24 AM
Posted 24 October 2002 - 05:02 AM
Posted 24 October 2002 - 09:00 AM
In this light, I think the Boal solo (oh where, oh where is my program?) was the most successful work. While there were moments when it was quite clear that the Theme was being Demonstrated, I never felt myself thinking "Oh, look, Peter is Teetering on the Edge again!" And I don't think this was entirely, or even mostly due to the fact that Peter Boal could make tying his shoes engrossing, but because Leigh painted his movement pictures with a fine and sensitive brush.
It is always heartening and a joy to see a choreographer working in an expanded classical idiom. And, as mentioned above, even at his most romantic, Leigh's approach is always that of a classicist. And I know classicism in ballet terms means not quite what it does in the general artistic lexicon, but I think both usages are apt here.
More when I figure out what I've done with my program....
Posted 24 October 2002 - 09:15 AM
The set designs of Matthew Mohr in three works were quite good. One final comment,--the Alleluia section of 'Word Becomes Flesh' was very moving. I wish those who have written of Liturgical dance here could have seen it.
Posted 24 October 2002 - 10:25 AM
Estelle, how fortunate you are to have this lovely lyrical ballet, 'Rideau' dedicated to you.
Well, I didn't know that there was a ballet dedicated to me!!!
Of course I'm green with envy not having seen all that. But that's great to read about it anyway!
Posted 24 October 2002 - 03:05 PM
Yes, Estelle, your wedding piece was dreamlike!
Posted 25 October 2002 - 09:52 AM
Rideau (French for "curtain") is dedicated to my good friends Estelle Souche and Philippe Bruhat on the occasion of their marriage.
Posted 25 October 2002 - 11:59 AM
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