Posted 08 December 2002 - 10:40 PM
It's of the snow scene in the RDB's "Nutcracker" (one in which the designs are king, and the choreographer a hired hand, according to reports of the premiere last year). It's striking.
Posted 09 December 2002 - 08:00 AM
Who in heaven's name is the fellow who designed those "costumes", if that is the word ?
Posted 09 December 2002 - 08:21 AM
I would expect he'll be doing some designs for Bournonville ballets for the festival.
Posted 09 December 2002 - 08:31 AM
Posted 09 December 2002 - 08:40 AM
Not what I would like to make, but perhaps they are effective on stage.
Someday certain designers are going to learn that what is good design for fashion, or visually arresting is not necessarily what is good for dance design.
Here is the next step from the Dancing Hostess Cupcakes of SFB's Paquita--the Danish Snowballs. Now I just have to wait for the Twinkies....I hope that Hostess is handsomely subsidizing these costumes.
Posted 09 December 2002 - 09:00 AM
I think they reflect the designer's idea (which, of course, I think is wrongheaded, but reflects a certain European take on things) that Nutcracker is without redeeming value, a stupid children's show with stupid stupid dancing in it, so we have to make it Dark, make it Meaningful, make it Now. (I read the program notes.) And, of course, still lure in the kiddies and make lots and lots of money. So the frigid atmosphere of that scene would suit the production, and is quite Nordic.
Posted 09 December 2002 - 11:59 AM
Posted 12 December 2002 - 03:18 PM
Posted 12 December 2002 - 03:39 PM
Here's a link to a page on the RDB web site with two tiny trailers of dancing from the production:
Posted 12 December 2002 - 04:55 PM
Posted 12 December 2002 - 05:38 PM
BLACK snowflakes, eh? Perhaps Shemyakin wanted to show that snow as it looks three days later, all dirtied from the cars driving over it. :eek:
But look what we have now! Danish Snowballs, SF's Hostess Paquita costumes, Juliet's proposed Twinkies...I can design some Dancing Ho-Ho costumes, and we'll have ourselves a Nutcracker for the New Millennium!!!
I'm going to shut up now.
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