Posted 02 April 2002 - 08:49 AM
I set this poll to expire in 14 days -- which means this coming Sunday night. You can only vote once
Posted 25 March 2002 - 05:14 AM
This poll will be up for two weeks. (But you can only vote once.) Only registered members can vote in polls.
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Posted 29 December 2002 - 02:23 PM
I bumped this up for reading, not for voting -- sorry! And I also wanted these both in the 2002 Archive, when I move this thread down there.
Posted 30 December 2002 - 08:42 PM
Anyway, I think Peter Martins has sunk City Ballet to a level poor Mr. B could never have imagined. The values exhibited by the company during Balanchine's lifetime, such as spontenaiety, musicality, stylishness, are in diminishing supply. Most ballets look as if they are being performed by rote. There are still artists in the company who know that ballets are more than mere steps, but it seems as if much effort goes into discouraging that kind of performing.
His prediction that "They will be doing my steps, but not my ballets" was sadly prescient. I guess Balanchine had seen what the Maryinsky had done to Petipa in his time there.
Oh, for the days of a corps of 24 different girls doing 24 different things at 24 different times!
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