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  1. I agree with Klavier in that I found the soloist in the first concerto a bit too mechanical in the rather strict adherence to the solo piano. I was wondering why all the men came out at the very beginning, never to be heard from again for the first concerto. My husband, a pianist, was planning to close his eyes during these dances, but instead found himself wondering at the incredible musicality of Morris- particularly true in the Sonata.
  2. Official from the "Main Line Times" (Molly trained outside Phila, in the "Main Line"): http://www.zwire.com/site/index.cfm?newsid..._id=43786&rfi=8
  3. Anyone else see the performance on Tues 5/2? After recently reading Jowitt's bio of Robbins, and never having seen it, I was very much looking forward to "Dances at a Gathering". The company was excellent, their joy in dancing evident, very clean. As a work, I thought it overlong, but that was my first impression. One of my favorites- "Stavinsky Violin Concerto" was outstanding. The company seems to take such joy in these performances (unlike, sometimes, a company to the north). I can't pick out anyone in particular- all wonderful.
  4. I was in 3rd row, and didn't notice the tattoo. I thought Wendy's adagio in Symphony in C was beautiful; I would have loved to compare Sylve in same. Nilas Martins seemed to be off, and J Ringer seemed to be "on". I thought the choreography in "Octet" was rather uninspired, but De Luz and Stafford seemed to be having a wonderful time. Comments from someone who attends sporadically, and if lived closer would attend much more.
  5. For a fix, I watched the Lillehammer performance of T & D (Let's face the music and dance...) and the gold wining performance of young Russian skaters who did a less difficult, frivolous rock n' roll number. The judges were blind. Compared to T & D, ice dancing has declined to tricks, sexy looks, boredom. I still wail.
  6. (Wail). Watching the ice dancing compulsories makes me yearn for T and D yet again. Boring, boring. I have to get out my T and D tapes for another fix of incredibly inventive artistry and skating. The rule change did the sport no favor, IMHO.
  7. After the rancor of the beginning of the new season, when PBT decided to use recorded music rather than live to save $- an agreement was reached with the musicians' union. Two of 5 of next season's ballets will be performed with live music. The musicians are donating their services at the gala opening of "Coppelia" tonight. The musicians agreed to withdraw an unfair labor practice claim. Let's hear it for the spirit of cooperation!
  8. I saw them last year in Princeton. It was not what I was expecting, so I was somewhat disappointed. I love contemporary ballet, and at least a few of the pieces were of the more modern than ballet vintage. The dancers are excellent, and athletic, but don't expect pointe shoes for all (or even many) dances, if my experience is similar.
  9. The online link has many more photos- the magazine section had ONLY two. Thanks for the link!
  10. The link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...5121601734.html
  11. I saw Z--J Fang in Kaleidoscope on Sunday. Both she and Yuriko Kajiya were wonderful together. I loved Kajiya (and everyone else) in Upper Room despite my intense loathing of the "music" of Philip Glass. Her joy in dance was so evident. Irina D was also outstanding. As this marathon of a piece was completed- so was the NYC marathon- and we were met by the exhausted runners packed into Columbus Circle.
  12. I'll be going to the Sat 9pm show (the 7 pm was SO). If anyone else from BT is planning to go, let me know.
  13. I'll be in DC over the weekend- has anyone seen?
  14. We decided to spend our bucks on the Bolsoi rather than ABT this year. However, I am not very familiar with the dancers. For you Bolshoi aficionados, which "Bright Spring" would you recommend?.
  15. Quite an enthusiastic crowd! Many empty seats, but I wonder if the principals get these kinds of ovations back home. Scenes de Ballet- with Alina C, Johan Koborg Loved it. The corps was very tight (spot on), quartet of men excellent, and Alina was just fantastic. So light, seemed happy to be out there, amazing footwork. The costumes were like Cecil Beaton's- altho designed by Andre Beaurepaire. I enjoyed it tremendously. Then 4 pas- Sleeping Beauty Awakening with Jaimie Tapper, F Bnelli. Probably better in context. Dancing was fine, but not a highlight. Die Fledermaus- L Benjamin, I Urleza
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