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esperanto

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  1. esperanto

    Manon

    Nanarina, Doesn't Summers seem more conniving than Penny? As I recall she wasn't so innocent-looking as Penny.
  2. esperanto

    Manon

    Another very goood version is the Australian Ballet with Justine Summers, Steven Heathcote,
  3. esperanto

    Manon

    Hamorah, I agree with you 100 percent about the Dowell/Penny Manon. And how about Monica Mason?
  4. Nureyev's final version for POB could almost be subtitled "Abderakhman" it has so much new dancing and 'funky-modern' solos for that character. I happen to love it because it is so Nureyev...totally what RN was all about! Besides, RN was smart enough to maintain most of the existing Kirov-Mariinsky portions -- building & adding to them, in his fashion. It is THE longest production of Raymonda, beside the La Scala...most complete use of the music, I mean. The old Kirov production has Abderakhman from the very beginning. He's constantly on. In this production he looks and acts like in the movie Thief of Bagdad. Anyone agree or think otherwise? Yes, he is in a lot in the Kirov version. It is fun to compare and contrast. I think I like his dancing best in the Bolshoi version. yes, i agree with you.
  5. Nureyev's final version for POB could almost be subtitled "Abderakhman" it has so much new dancing and 'funky-modern' solos for that character. I happen to love it because it is so Nureyev...totally what RN was all about! Besides, RN was smart enough to maintain most of the existing Kirov-Mariinsky portions -- building & adding to them, in his fashion. It is THE longest production of Raymonda, beside the La Scala...most complete use of the music, I mean. The old Kirov production has Abderakhman from the very beginning. He's constantly on. In this production he looks and acts like in the movie Thief of Bagdad. Anyone agree or think otherwise?
  6. to Makarovafan: You're right about Gediminas Taranda in Raymonda. He is the best of all the Abdulrahkmans in any of the productions. and he was also terrific in Golden Age, sent chills down one's back.
  7. Hobson's Choice is a WONDERFUL ballet. I think it's about Bently's best work.
  8. If Rothbart can change into an owl (?) and then human form at the Grand Ball, why not a cat as well?
  9. 4MRDNCR: you wrote: I also don't particularly like a SB with lots of small children dancing in it--I pay to see professionals, not recitals so what's about all the children in the Russian ballet companies: Raymonda, corsaire, Pharoah's Daughter, etc?
  10. thanks so much for that clip of Alonso. She's terrific in this, indeed in most dances.
  11. [The only comment I heard as I left the theater was a rather resigned sounding "well, it's a farce" from an older women I infer was a subscriber. I can read that everyone commenting on this website (so far) loves the ballet and I did too, but I am very curious if the ballet has gotten a more resounding reception at other performances--and whether it really will be a hit. Please report. Dear Drew from what I heard from England Bright Stream received rave reviews, both from critics and from audience. I envy all of you who saw this in NY.
  12. Hi "OLDDUDE" Myrtha in the Dutch production is a terrifying Queen of the Willis. Just before watching this performance I saw a Youtube clip of Monica Mason reahersing Giselle. She stressed that sthe dancer should always be giving the impression of watching, listening and hearing. This the Dutch dancer did.
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