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I wasn't sure the best place to post this and my intent was to add this to a conversation going on in the "Press Releases and Season Announcements" section, but for some reason I am unable to post a reply there.

I didn't see the performance, but I have contributors to The Traveling Ballerina who did. This is their review. Personally, don't think it's my cup of tea.

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(I am also experiencing the same problem posting in the earlier topic)

I will be going to the NYC performance of Sleeping Beauty Dreams on December 14th. I actually did some work in university on new, aesthetic, performance related possibilities of VR/AR, so I'm mostly going for the projected elements. I'm curious to see how they are integrated into the performance. In the past, dance performances I've seen that use projection/AR/VR fail to integrate them into a performance in a meaningful way. (Barak Ballet's E/SPACE comes to mind. It was lovely, but the projections really felt like a gimmick.) I'm curious to see what approach SPD takes.

But the main reason I'm posting in advance of the performance is because the Beacon Theatre is currently running a promotion on Sleeping Beauty Dreams tickets that I wanted to share. Code "BEAUTY" will apparently get you 25% off select tickets/seating sections on Ticketmaster, for anyone else who is curious.

The Traveling Ballerina review (which I found via your website; the link posted just brings me back to this page) mentioned Vishneva performing to a "partially full" house in Miami. Perhaps the performance isn't selling much better here in New York....

 

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5 minutes ago, vendangeuse said:

The Traveling Ballerina review (which I found via your website; the link posted just brings me back to this page) ...

I have fixed the link - thanks for pointing that out!

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about the performance.

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I went to the 12/15 performance. For the first 20 minutes or so I thought  Sleeping Beauty Nightmares would have been a better title - typical contemporary dance angst choreography. Though since this was a Vishnea project it was danced at a very high level. 

It improved - the projections were interesting and while the electronica music bore no resemblance to anything I can imagine accompanying Petipa's Aurora's 100 year's worth of dreams, if you took it on its own terms it was interesting.

Gomes did not appear in tonight's performance - the prince was danced by a thin blond dancer. There were no programs or cast lists so if anyone knows who it was please post his name.

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indeed, one of the few programs to be had last night at the Beacon listed Nicholas Palmquist as performing "The prince" (December 15).

after Gomes's name the dates December 7, 8 and 14 were given.

 

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I always thought Nick was a redhead. But here is his Instagram post:

 

 

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Thanks Barbara and rg for identifying Nick Palmquist as the prince on 12/15. I asked several ushers and was told there were no programs or casting info.

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