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Joffrey's Les Presages


Alexandra

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A friend of mine was in Chicago and saw the Joffrey Ballet's latest program, which included Massine's "Les Presages." He thought they did a beautiful job with it -- better than they had when it was new. I wondered if anyone else here had seen that program. Jack? Cliff? Liebs (if your computer is back)?

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I was disappointed by _Les Presages_. Not by the technical quality of the dancing (which is difficult for me to judge), but that it didn't engage me and it went over my head. Something didn't connect. Maybe on a 2nd viewing it makes more sense.

I enjoyed the music and the sharp energy of _Viva Vivaldi_. This was followed by a sad and affecting and memorable _Lilac Garden_. These two were a good contrast.

Cliff

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I can understand being disappointed by Les Presages, Cliff. It's a very different style -- both in content and in technique -- than we're used to now. I'm glad you got to see Lilac Garden!

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