"Jewels" at the POB, february-march 2003
Posted 23 February 2003 - 04:08 PM
I think Romberg, Gillot and Cozette are wide shoulder also, it's for that they should seem more important, and I think the dress are not really beautiful for this party of ballet. I prefer the older costum of Karinska.
In diamonds, they take four dancer who are tall, Aubin, Ciaravola, Laffon are tall, and Cozette has the same size, but they are all together and with a tall dancer Rubies soloist and corps are composed of "small" ballerina, against in Diamonds, principal and corps are all tall dancer.
Posted 24 February 2003 - 09:38 AM
Posted 24 February 2003 - 10:33 AM
Posted 24 February 2003 - 01:07 PM
I find more interesting Christophe Duquenne whose nobody talk but who is a dancer as only POB is able to have with the handsome, the style, a complete artist. If an artist should be promoted premier danseur, it was him who has a wide repertory and is a good partner, he must aslo dance Diamonds part with Karin Averty, he danced also Emeralds first soloist really fine. He knows what means Balanchine style.
Isabelle should be 1m65 high, she is tall and she has long legs. But it's one of these dancer of Pob who dance with the "little" or the "tall" when she began to dance she was cast in purple soloist in Bayadere pas d'action, now she is in "green soloist" who are the "big" girl. It's the same thing for Duquenne who is 1m80 high and was cast in Allegro brillante with the "little" and with the tall in diamonds (other are Bullion, new sujet, Meyzindi and Hoff).
Posted 24 February 2003 - 02:30 PM
And this is not surprising : the ranks above are the top of the pyramid ! Past months, I was lucky to see more of Carbone, Saiz and very recently I discovered Thibault ! What I saw of him was enough to make me travel to Paris again next week
I promise to look out for Duquenne too, Francoise !
Posted 25 February 2003 - 02:21 PM
I agree with Viviane that the opera has a lot of valuable sujets. I am very fond of most (nearly all) of them!
Posted 25 February 2003 - 03:35 PM
For me style is more important than technic, and we tend to lose this style in French dance ;). I think when you see Duquenne as Romeo, you know that he is a complete artist able to dance the Nureyev version without technical fault, and with good partnering, and well acting, for me it's what must be a dancer !
I agree too that POB is full of wonderful sujet my favourite female sujet are Fanny Fiat, Muriel Zusperreguy and I love too Isabelle Ciaravola !
Posted 26 February 2003 - 07:22 AM
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Posted 26 February 2003 - 09:21 AM
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Posted 26 February 2003 - 09:37 AM
There's absolutely no need to apologize. I was not referring to you. A post by Katherine was deleted in this thread, and that's what prompted the above post.
Here's the deal for everyone from the Bad Cop of Ballet Alert.
We're a board for discussion about ballet. We don't mind any opinions posted (including ones we disagree with) as long as they bring the discussion forward - meaning that other people feel they can get involved in the discussion as well. The rule on "off-topic" posting is also simple. The more someone is on-topic, the more it's OK to be on occasion off-topic.
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Speaking of derailing a discussion, let's get back on topic and talk about Jewels some more. And just keep posting, you're fine.
Posted 26 February 2003 - 09:57 AM
(You know the movie with Eddie Murphy as Donkey voice and I don't remember who is the english voice, I know we have Mike Myers but I think it's the Prince)
Posted 26 February 2003 - 10:02 AM
Posted 26 February 2003 - 10:12 AM
If I have some information, I will tell you !
Posted 26 February 2003 - 01:48 PM
PS:Sorry to come back to this, but even though the warning wasn't for us, I prefered to apologise just in case I did it somewhere without noticing it.
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