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terrynyc

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  1. Two years ago closing night SLEEPING BEAUTY was Part and Gomes. They were repeating their roles in the last performance of that pridyction, just as they had performed the premiere performance some years earlier. I did a "prep" before attending that performance, watching countless other versions (video), immersing myself - Fonteyn, Cojucaru, Vishneva, Gregory, Zakharova, etc. Part blew me away. I still hold that performance as one of the finest I have ever seen - and for my money, way better than this year's SLEEPING BEAUTY, Disney sets and all.
  2. Sorry. Above was part of a different conversation!
  3. Saw SWAN LAKE tonight. Nobody is a bigger fan of Bolle and Gomes than myself. I think Seo is lovely. Still, I was hoping for a "hotter" performance than tonight's. Seo WAS lovely, technically secure, not dull, everything executed well, especially when assisted by Bolle's expert partnering. She got the audience going with the foutee's, which she does while trsveling in a straight path downstage. It kind of works that way, if you forget that she isn't really supposed to travel. You do wonder if she might mis-judge and end up headfirst in the tuba, but nevermind. Bolle was dazzlingly beaut
  4. It would be Bolle, since he is scheduled anyway, with Gomes as (the definitive) Rothbart. I don't share the "hate on" for Seo, but I would love to see Part's O O.
  5. To each his own.Obviously, I completely disagree with AMOUR about Roberto Bolle. Marcello is also wonderful in this part, but his interpretation is very different. The same is true of their Albrechts. Some people evidently don't respond to Roberto's, perhaps more subtle interpretstion. But I find it detailed and compelling - and moves me like no other. The way he tosses the "dead" Juliet around is remarkable. I love the way his line extends clear to the end of his fingers. But I do agree that Cornejo was a fantastic Mercutio.
  6. Magnificent performance tonight for Kent's farewell. Luxury casting indeed to have Cornejo as Mercutio. He was brilliant and acted the role for real. He was a real friend, and his death scene was absolutely real. Nothing exagerated, nothing csmpy. It is not a comic moment. His "plague on both your houses" was not as showy as some either, as if Mercury barely has the energy for this last curse before he expires. He and Bolle were so magnificent, that the splendid Blaine Holton hot a bit lost. With two friends like that, the dancer and the director really need to figure out who Benvolio i
  7. In the past several years, Bolle has been an incredibly consistent and reliable artist. 2 years ago, when Hammoudi was first injured, Bolle and Marcello each picked up one of his performances. I had tickets for Hammoudi/Seo in R&J because I had seen great potential from Hammoudi in the past. Of course, I was thrilled that Bolle was the replacement. He was wonderful with Seo. A truly expert partner, he really helped her to be her best as Juliet, and I thought she was lovely and moving in every way. Later that week I saw Bolle with Kent, and I have to say, that for me, that is the ulti
  8. In the past several years, Bolle has been an incredibly consistent and reliable artist. 2 years ago, when Hammoudi was first injured, Bolle and Marcello each picked up one of his performances. I had tickets for Hammoudi/Seo in R&J because I had seen great potential from Hammoudi in the past. Of course, I was thrilled that Bolle was the replacement. He was wonderful with Seo. A truly expert partner, he really helped her to be her best as Juliet, and I thought she was lovely and moving in every way. Later that week I saw Bolle with Kent, and I have to say, that for me, that is the ulti
  9. I am so looking forward to Saturday's performance: Kent's farewell with Bolle. I have seen them several times in this ballet. For my money, there is nothing like the way their bodies intertwine. They look so beautiful together and Bolle tosses her around like she weighs nothing (which she probably does, but still).
  10. I think somehow the focus of the discussion got a-kilter. It isn't really about providing more space for all the dancers, or whether SB is a star vehicle or not. The fact is, done this way, the evening was very dull. There was no more space for more dancers (although that was a huge number of garlands). The fairies were still there, but the Lilac Fairy very diminished, with a loss of impact. The fairy tale characters were all still there (Puss, Wolf, Bluebird). No, the "room" seems to have been made for more pantomime, which is tedious. In the meantime, most of the roles were somehow "ma
  11. Well, frankly, I feel like this SLEEPING BEAUTY is a big bore. A pedantic experiment that dampens the efforts of the finest dancers and flattens the whole evening out. Is this what is necessary to achieve a "better unity" of style and coordination of the company as a whole? I thought Trenary/Simkin looked very good in their costumes, and Carabosse's look was great. But everyone else looked less than their best. Combination of wigs, costumes, makeup and lighting had the principals mostly looking haggard, drawn and elderly. No wonder Paloma didn't want to go out in this production. Concept
  12. I didn't intend a criticism of the discussion. Just an observation that so far the emphasis seemed to be much more on the production than the dancing and interpretation. Perhaps that is natural with an important new production. I look forward to seeing it myself to see if that is the reason, or if the dancers are not really well served by the concept
  13. I can't wait to see SLEEPING BEAUTY. The discussion is very interesting, but I do not hear much raving about the dancing itself. More about the sets, costumes and textual comparisons. I saw BEAUTY a couple of years ago with Part and Gomes and was wiped out by the dancing. I still think of Part's performance and how she captured so well, not a 'playing at' being a 'little girl', but a 16 year old in the first full flush of sexuality and womanhood. I don't hear those kind of observations in the above discussions. I have to say, I am not so excited about the bent knees and demi pointe. You
  14. It is interesting about Thomas. I felt in the first act he was very naturalistic and a bit understated in the role (Wed matinee with Herrera), not actually a bad thing. I remember thinking he doesn't really look like a dancer. His posture was slightly hunched. He was very much the average peasant guy. But then in Act II when he danced, he was wonderful, and I felt there was real terror in his face. I like him a lot.
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