Anyone going to see "Bright Stream" on Friday?
Let me know if you want to meet up.
non-NY ballet freak here. Going to Pacific NW Ballet's new production of Giselle on Saturday. And Carla Korbes is dancing for us. I've seen so many Giselles. Can't wait to see her's.
I'm hoping all the Cuban men will sneak out tonight and knock on Kevin's door.
Is anyone seeing RDB this week?
I am attending on Friday and Saturday evening. Meetup, anyone?
Also, if anyone is attending Jose's farewell and wants to do dinner with me, say the word. Cuban food, of course. And mojitos.
I know what you mean about wanting the men to sneak out and knock on Kevin's door, but I had a revelation tonight. I've seen too much ABT lately and not enough anyone else and suddenly ABT looks very stale to me.
I'm interested in your review of Bright Stream because I'm going on Tuesday.
After seeing NBC, I have a feeling that ABT is going to pale in comparison, so it's probably a good thing that I'm seeing something lightweight tonight.
I am in the second ring sides at the Koch next Friday and Saturday, so meeting up will be a breeze.
Has anyone ever gone to Midsummer Night's Swing, btw?
There's a group of us at work who go out together on a regular basis, and every year we say we will try this. But we can never agree on the date or the music. This year I said the hell with it, and decided to go on my own. If anyone is attending anything at Lincoln Center on July 7th, you can give yourself a good laugh by cruising past the dance floor and looking for me.
I want one!
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
I will eat one in your honor.
"The Bright Stream" is a hoot. Go see it!
There is a dog. And a cow. And a man in drag.
I laughed until I cried.
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I'm loving the reviews!!
Please keep them coming (pretty please...). I can't go watch anything, so I'm living vicarioulsy through them.
My biggest ballet accomplishment this week was getting my hands on three different versions of La Bayadère (obsessed, much? ), including the '90s Royal Ballet one.
I thought SFB's Little Mermaid was rated R?
It is so hard for me to do a review of "Bright Stream" because the whole thing was so witty and fun, and everyone in the cast I saw was charming and completely in character. So anything I say will read something like this:
(insert dancer's name here) was hilarious as (insert role here)
(insert dancer's name here) brought the house down as (insert role here)
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The Tokyo Ballet's Giselle with Vishneva and Malakov is gone from youtube, but not from the 'net
I've watched these videos many times in the past and never tire of them. Malakov is alarmingly regal in his bearing from beginning to end
ETA: I promised to review Cuban Ballet from Thursday. I will do it soon, but it will be strictly no-teknik.
Last edited by emason; 06-11-2011 at 08:01 PM.