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Hallberg Replaced By Shklyarov For Manon !

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22 minutes ago, mnacenani said:

 

PS :  wouldn't be surprised if Natasha drops out too between now and 13th April  :P

 

I will be VERY surprised if that were to happen.  She didn't pull out of the second Giselle with the wonderful Matthew Ball when Hallberg sadly had to withdraw.  She is a PRINCIPAL with the Royal Ballet after all.  

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While it's sad news because Hallberg is injured, Shklyarov is a magnificent dancer.

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There were instances in the past when Osipova withdrew from a performance when her scheduled partner became unavailable. In 2014, the performance of Swan Lake at the Mikhailovsky theater in which Osipova were to dance with David Hallberg was replaced by a mixed bill program. Though Osipova did appear in one of the replacement pieces. 

Shklyarov is a wonderful dancer and great partner to Osipova but he never danced des Grieux before. Is there no other dancer at ROH capable of learning and dancing the role?

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I used to like Shklyarov...not so much now, he has stopped developing, anyway, he seems to be the only dancer O'Hare likes to invite to the ROH, he might have experience partnering Osipova but he hasn't danced des Grieux before, I wish O'Hare would invite other world class dancers and not just Hallberg/Shklyarov.....  

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19 minutes ago, Gnossie said:

I used to like Shklyarov...not so much now, he has stopped developing...

IMO when one is at Shklyarov's level, "stopped developing" isn't really a major concern anymore. He's there.

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1 hour ago, Dreamer said:

Is there no other dancer at ROH capable of learning and dancing the role?

 

Of course there is ... (Talents keep pouring in - William Bracewell was stellar last night in the new McGregor) ... but I suspect this may have happened in part to lighten RB Company rehearsal commitments with everything else that is coming up.  The time would have been independently scheduled for Hallberg (his having no other RB commitments thereafter) ... and those replacement sequences may be easier to fashion now that it is Shklyarov.  Also with those last act Manon throws I doubt that Osipova (or O'H for that matter) is too eager to take too great a risk.  The second act of Giselle is quite a different kettle of fish and - as it was - Osipova / Ball didn't do that full body lift that others do.   I think O'H has been prudent in this instance ... and I'm sure Shklyarov will honour himself and others about him as he has in the past.  

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52 minutes ago, nanushka said:

IMO when one is at Shklyarov's level, "stopped developing" isn't really a major concern anymore. He's there.

Well, we'll have to agree to disagree. 

 

The one RoyalNative I'm looking forward to see (even if only on video) is Reece Clarke, the boy is amazing. 

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40 minutes ago, Gnossie said:

The one RoyalNative I'm looking forward to see (even if only on video) is Reece Clarke, the boy is amazing. 

HE IS.  NO QUESTION.  Still - amazingly - there is such a richness in the ranks just now.  Have you had a chance to see Calvin Richardson?  Another truly inspired talent.  

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As a Londoner I'd say the male star in the making at the RB is Marcellino  Sambé, unfortunately off with an injury for a while he's back to fitness once more.  My guess concerning Shklyarov is that they felt as a starry guest was originally announced it is was sound policy to acquire another as a replacement.

Shklyarov was always a class act but his rather self effacing stage  presence was initially a  problem for me.  He is now a fully fledged virtuoso, his performance in Bayaderka last summer was jaw dropping.

 

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57 minutes ago, meunier fan said:

with those last act Manon throws I doubt that Osipova (or O'H for that matter) is too eager to take too great a risk

Under the circumstances I am glad that the replacement is Shklyarov - I wouldn't make a 4 hour flight to see any "rising stars" !

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40 minutes ago, meunier fan said:

HE IS.  NO QUESTION.  Still - amazingly - there is such a richness in the ranks just now.  Have you had a chance to see Calvin Richardson?  Another truly inspired talent.  

 Richardson is amazing as well but the one I'm following is Clarke, he has it all, technique and I can see artistry in him, also has charisma and is very cute! I hope he gets good coaching so his talents can be developed, I have very few good things to say about O'Hare but I'm glad that, given the fact that Vadream is now reserved to dance only with Marianela, O'Hare has paired Clarke with Cuthbertson, it's good for her and for him, those Manon performances they have scheduled are a must. 

 

Sambé is an stunning virtuoso and I couldn't possibly like him more, but he's just that, a virtuoso, I don't see developing into the next Edward Watson..... actually I don't see anyone who could follow his steps......maybe Clarke can become a HUGE figure like him but I don't know, that's extremely difficult. Anyway, Sambé is an stunning virtuoso but the ultimate virtuoso at the Royal Ballet is Valentino Zucchetti, that boy is OUT OF THIS GALAXY, shame on O'Hare for not casting him enough!

 

There is so much talent at the Royal Ballet right now, what a beautiful problem to have......

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42 minutes ago, mnacenani said:

Under the circumstances I am glad that the replacement is Shklyarov - I wouldn't make a 4 hour flight to see any "rising stars" !

Well, this will be his debut so good luck with that swamp pdd! 😎 

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Muntagirov danced with Stix-Brunell the other night in Winter's Tale, Had I been director I would be reviving Daphnis & Chloe for them on the basis of that performance.  Height allowing, everyone usually gets to dance with everyone else at the RB and VM looks very good with Osipova, Sorry but don't care for Clarke at all, interesting that people like him on line as I've not registered  much enthusiasm amongst the fans, still to each their own.

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1 minute ago, Mashinka said:

VM looks very good with Osipova

Muntagirov is the only RB dancer I would accept as compulsory replacement for Hallberg, but as you say "chacun a son gout".

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33 minutes ago, Gnossie said:

There is so much talent at the Royal Ballet right now, what a beautiful problem to have......

NOW one of my favourites is James Hay.  THAT BOY can do EVERYTHING - and is such a fine actor.  He is small, of course ... but he has come SUCH A WAY.  This past season and a half has been so notable for him.  He is that rarity:  A VERY small dancer who knows how to dance big with precision.  (They don't grow on trees.)  I remember I was reading online how spectacular he was as Florimund in SB.  (He got these chances I think through others' injury.)  I hadn't bought a ticket for those - but found one just to see what everyone was talking about.  He was truly stunning.  Indeed, his was I think one of the best Florimunds I've EVER seen - be it in London, New York (numbering Dowell, Nureyev, Bujones, Woetzel, Angle, etc. - so many) or Paris.  If I hadn't seen it myself ... I don't know that I would have believed it.  He is so detailed in EVERYTHING he does.  I just hope that Corales coming in (as fine as he is) doesn't retard the progression of, say, Hay or Sambe.  

VM is, as you say, truly excellent - and entirely consistently so now.  Sometimes I think he almost makes things look SOOOOOO easy.  He's a dancer's dancer ... and you can understand why ALL the women want to dance with him.  I'm so pleased they are filming his Manon with Sarah Lamb.  It was his debut last time - and his performance was entirely life enriching - and the two of them were wonderful together in it.  Enjoy.  

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1 hour ago, meunier fan said:

He is so detailed in EVERYTHING he does.  I just hope that Corales coming in (as fine as he is) doesn't retard the progression of, say, Hay or Sambe.  

Agree. Actually I don't understand the addition of Corrales, there are already too many talented man at the Royal. 

Hay was featured in the "Ballet Evolved" series, and I was stunned at his panache and natural elegance, I don't mind tiny dancers, they are absolutely necessary. 

 

To each his own, of course, many people rave about Osipova and I would rather DIE than to see that woman, yaiks. 

 

One last thing, was Morera casted as Manon? 

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2 hours ago, Gnossie said:

Well, this will be his debut so good luck with that swamp pdd! 😎 

Ironically, the wonderful Aaron Robison did Des Grieux with Houston Ballet two years ago and now he's right there with ENB - which is doing Manon next winter.

 

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4 hours ago, Gnossie said:

One last thing, was Morera casted as Manon? 

She IS.  In fact she's doing the opening performance - again with Bonelli.  I assume this run is the last that either of them will be around for.  She's a fine Manon; a richly intelligent take.  

On Corrales - I think that it is a good move for this talented young man - and I'm sure he - and ultimately the Company will profit from it.  Those performances he recently gave in La Jeune Homme et la Morte were thrilling in the extreme.  He virtually breathed charisma.  

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40 minutes ago, meunier fan said:

She IS.  In fact she's doing the opening performance - again with Bonelli.  I assume this run is the last that either of them will be around for.  She's a fine Manon; a richly intelligent take.  

I ADORE Morera and wasn't sure if she had been given Manon, Mon dieu, she's going to be perfect. She and Cuthbertson are my favorites in the company right now (and I'm keeping an eye on Stix-Brunell) 

I really don't care for Corrales and don't like non-french dancers dancing Petit's works, ugh. 

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27 minutes ago, Gnossie said:

I really don't care for Corrales and don't like non-french dancers dancing Petit's works, ugh. 

In that case it's a good thing you never saw Ivan Vasiliev - you would have had a heart attack.

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Oh I've seen him, and indeed it was one of the worst ballet experiences of my life. 

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And then, here is what Petit himself said about Ivan Vasiliev: "I would like to make a special note of this boy. He is exceptional, extraordinary. I do not remember ever seeing a dancer of his level. A very, very big artist. He is phenomenal, simply flies on stage. Plus the most tremendous charisma that makes you empathize with him".

That was said about Vasiliev in La Jeune Homme et la Morte.

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On 22/3/2018 at 12:21 PM, Fleurdelis said:

And then, here is what Petit himself said about Ivan Vasiliev: "I would like to make a special note of this boy. He is exceptional, extraordinary. I do not remember ever seeing a dancer of his level. A very, very big artist. He is phenomenal, simply flies on stage. Plus the most tremendous charisma that makes you empathize with him".

That was said about Vasiliev in La Jeune Homme et la Morte.

So?  That's what Roland thought about Vasiliev, HIS opinion. I am in my right to disagree with him, as I did for the last few years of his life. 

Also, one would think that nobody knows better than the choreographer himself but I've seen more than a couple choreographers do some very debatable choices.  

 

I have never been satisfied by Russian dancers in Petit's works (only with the exception of Pique Dame,  but that was created FOR the Bolshoi dancers)  and I have only seen a good performance from Vasiliev in all my life. (One remarkable Petrushka 8 years ago) 

 

Back to topic!  I'm devastated for Morera. 

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