Jump to content
This Site Uses Cookies. If You Want to Disable Cookies, Please See Your Browser Documentation. ×

Wednesday, August 9


Recommended Posts

A review of the Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón by Ilona Landgraf in her blog,"Landgraf on Dance."


Suite en blanc” was one of the most successful choreographies Lifar created during his two-phase tenure as ballet master of the Paris Opera Ballet. Its array of finely crafted dance vignettes (set to an abridged version of Édouard Lalo’s composition for the ballet “Namouna”) vary in mood and architecture. Their visual aesthetic is a blessing for the eye. Each part is a vehicle for soloists and the corps de ballet to showcase their prowess. “Suite en blanc” pays homage to the hierarchy within a classical company (which, by the way, the company website of the Ballet Estable withholds), but it also celebrates – often with a wink – classical dance. Inevitably, the white ballets come to mind – the romanticism of the sylphs in “Les Sylphides” and the formations of the Wilis in “Giselle”, for example, or – when the ballerinas are decoratively draped on the two black staircases – the dream scene of “Raymonda”. If there was a ramp, the Shades of “La Bayadère” would certainly have descended onto the scene. Needless to say that – except for a few black pants worn by some men – costume designer André Dignimont chose white for the wafting, ankle-length tulle skirts, tutus, shirts, and tights.


Link to comment
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...