Tomorrow night at the National Ballet of Heaven, Symphony in C!
Posted 05 January 2002 - 01:08 PM
In fact, I think I've seen so little great choreography lately that I'd be happy to see *any* company in "Symphony in C"... (And it seems that the POB prefers to wait until the last living interpret of the first cast is passed away before they consider staging it again. Well, given the present shape of the company, I wonder if they'd have enough real ballerinas for the cast!)
Posted 05 January 2002 - 01:42 AM
I have many ideal casts for this one -- and have seen several great casts, so I'll have to mull this one over. I'd be happy, when I get to Heaven, to see the first cast of Palais du Crystal.
Posted 05 January 2002 - 11:46 AM
Leigh, I think Mr. B would have had to have made the fourth movement longer for Fanny smile.gif
Manhattnik, you have just opened a crystal ball to the gala of the future.
Posted 08 January 2002 - 07:44 PM
(Also, I wonder if the amiable relations among his spouses and exes is really attributable to good nature, or the possibility that Balanchine just wasn't the kind of consort women were inclined to engage in fisticuffs over? Tallchief's memoir didn't make him sound like Mr. Romantic.)
I second the Heavenly vote for the original cast of "Le Palais" in Paris. Just to see what it looked like.
Posted 07 January 2002 - 09:17 PM
Maria Tallchief, Tanaquil LeClerq, Beatrice Tompkins, Elise Reiman, Nicholas Maggalanes, Francisco Moncion, Herbert Bliss, and Lew Christensen.
Otherwise, I'd like Merrill Ashley with Eddie Villella, Suzanne Farrell with Jacques D'Amboise, Maria Calegari with Bart Cook,and Wendy Whelan with Sean Lavery. .
Alternately, Violette Verdy with Peter Boal, Kyra Nichols with Peter Martins, Melissa Hayden with Ib Andersen, and Patty McBride with Jean-Pierre Bonnefous.
Now if you really want to make it heaven, just take the casts and do Liebeslieder instead.
Posted 08 January 2002 - 06:38 PM
1. Maria Tallchief
2. Tanaquil LeClerq
3. Tamara Geva
4. Vera Zorina
Alternates: for 1, 3, 4: Mme. Alexandra Danilova. For 2: Suzanne Farrell and Karin Von Aroldingen.
The first cast is variously partnered by Balanchine at the age he was married to each of them . Danilova dances with him at the time they were with Diagaliev. Farrell dances with him at the age he made Don Q., and Von Aroldingen dances with him at the time he made Davidsbuntlertanze....I would have proceeded chronologically, but I wanted to see Tanny in her original role.
Posted 05 January 2002 - 10:51 AM
Due to unforseen circumstances, in this afternoon's performance of Symphony in C the lead in every movement will be danced by Irina Dvorovenko.
Seriously, for a Bizet from Hell, I'll just cast the women, because who cares about the men?
Ok, this might not be a performance from Hell, but it would be very special.
1. Irma Nioradze
2. Irina Dvorovenko
3. Lupe Serrano (with Nureyev -- what the heck)
4. Eleanor d'Antuono
Posted 04 January 2002 - 10:43 PM
Or be a devil and cast the Sunday matinee Symphony in C at the National Ballet of Hell. And tell us who staged it wink.gif Humor allowed, viciousness discouraged.
Posted 05 January 2002 - 01:10 AM
For those wishing to play, mixing and matching eras and companies is allowed. If you want Marie Taglioni to do second movement with Angel Corella, you've got my permission, although I might also suggest you lie down for a while in a darkened room. . .
Posted 05 January 2002 - 03:20 AM
I wonder if we can get Camargo and Sallé cast, too!
Posted 08 January 2002 - 07:13 PM
I was trying to figure out a National Ballet of Hell Cast which was X's ex with Y's paramour - the sort of cast which reminded me of a cocktail party told of in a story where the man and his wife invited found himself there with two previous mistresses one of whom muttered "Quelle salade." I invite anyone to create the "Quelle salade" cast. I'd also like to see the "Next on Jerry Springer, Symphony in C!" cast should anyone have the perversity to offer it. (2nd Movement, Woetzel and Weese!)
Posted 05 January 2002 - 12:37 AM
1st - Nichols and Neal
2nd - Farrell and Martins
3rd - Bouder and Millepied
4th - Calegari and Anderson
3rd movement from Hell: Horiuchi and Killian
Posted 05 January 2002 - 11:06 AM
Posted 07 January 2002 - 01:55 PM
For Heaven... having only seen dancers of the last 11 years and mostly at NYCB...
1st: Somogyi (she was a revelation in this part, for me, in the good way). I don't care about the male.
2nd: Kistler, Martins (not that I ever saw him dance)
3rd: Bouder (though she'll do a stunning 1st mov't, as well, at some point), Stiefel
4th: Ringer, Evans
Then, we have my favorite females all taken care of. My reasons for not putting Ringer in 1st mov't will come in my elaborated comments on NYCB Winter Season 2002 Week 1 elsewhere.
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