Posted 28 October 2002 - 09:38 PM
I thought Elizabeth Zimmer's piece was lovely, especially for someone who recently wrote she was one who truly believes ballet is dead. I think her review shows a sound appreciation of the art
It was especially interesting to me that both writers noted that the company is a true ensemble, with good performances from dancers at all ranks. That's one of the best signs of a ballet company's health, I think.
Come on, Philadelphians. I know you're out there. Did you go? What did you think? Which did you like best, Apollo, Bugaku or Scotch Symphony??
Posted 29 October 2002 - 06:18 AM
As for Apollo, I thought the muses- Arantxa Ochoa and Riolama Lorenzo (who I think is a new transplant from NYCB), in particular- were wonderful, but I felt indifferent to the performance of corps member James Ihde in the title role. He has the appropriate physique, but not the stage presence for that part, I think. Elizabeth Zimmer once praised him in a role where he looked like "a regular guy at ease on the dance floor" (can't remember the ballet- a Trey McIntyre piece, maybe?) and I think it's in those type of parts where he truly shines.
Posted 29 October 2002 - 06:36 AM
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