sábado, 4 de julho de 2015

Gelsey Kirkland & Anthony Dowell: Romeo & Juliet (Covent Garden, 1984)

Dear ones,

Unfortunately I was completely misunderstood on facebook as I mentioned Miss Kirkland's terrible adventures with silicone and the way her face looks nowadays...

I have never said that she is not a wonderful dancer.
Yes, she is...
One of the best ones I have ever had the privilege to watch...

Thank God for all this talent!


Queridos!

Infelizmente fui completamente mal-compreendido no facebook quando mencionei as terríveis aventuras de Miss Kirkland com o silicone e a forma de como seu rosto hoje em dia está...

Nunca disse que ela nao é uma bailarina maravilhosa.
Sim, ela é...
Uma das melhores que eu tive o privilégio de assistir...

Obrigado a Deus por todo este talento!

quarta-feira, 17 de junho de 2015

Cinderella: uma metáfora social ou só uma estorinha infantil ?


Numa aula de história, bem antes do “vestibular”, um professor muito eloquente nos falou sobre a metáfora “atrás” da simples estória de “Cinderella”.
Jamais esqueci esta fascinante teoria.
Hoje gostaria de “revisitá-la”…


Simbólicamente, dentro do contexto da revolução francesa, o personagem Cinderella representa a burguesia oprimida, suja, com fome e frio, dentro de seu próprio país – no caso de Cinderella até dentro de suas quatro paredes, já que ela, como herdeira da casa havia perdido o pai e ficara “à merce” da madastra e de suas filhas – que aqui simbolizariam a Nobreza e o Clero, naturais opressores da burguesia francesa.

Cinderella/a Burguesia se transformará mais tarde no “Terceiro Estado”, que conhecemos dos anos “pós-revolução”

O príncipe é o encontro de Cinderella, da burguesia com o poder e com a "liberdade".


O sapatinho de cristal, levado para dentro do palácio pela abóbora, é o chamado “Reino do Terror” levado por Robespierre também para dentro do palácio…
e que agiu com aqueles que não acreditavam na Revolução francesa da mesma forma que a Nobreza e Clero haviam agido com a burguesia; tirando-lhe a Liberdade…


Engraçado pensar-se que uma abóbora representa Robespierre e que esta mesma foi transformada numa carruagem pela fada para levar Cinderella (com o sapatinho de cristal) de encontro ao príncipe…


A fada madrinha, sim a linda fada que aparece am forma de luz, é o símbolo do próprio espírito do iluminismo…
Causa intelectual e inspiradora para a Revolução!
Linda, poética metáfora…

No final da estória o sapatinho de cristal (O Reino do Terror) cabe perfeitamente no pé de Cinderella (a Burguesia). Infelizmente esta metáfora não transformou-se numa bonita realidade já que o Reino do Terror não deu ao “Terceiro Estado” a Liberdade que este procurava…


Mas voltando ao meu brilhante professor de história: que maravilhosa e interessante sua interpretação de um conto que foi escrito na Itália por Gianbattista Basile em 1634, se referindo ao reino de Nápoles, e foi repetido em França por Charles Perrault em 1697, quase UM SÉCULO ANTES da Revolução francesa!

Ao descobrir esse fato, todo um mundo de conhecimento, no qual acreditava desde minha adolescência, desmoronou para mim…

Porém, pensando bem, temos que admitir que os paralelos entre o conto italiano e a revolução francesa são incrívelmente analógicos levando-me até a pensar (e querer acreditar) que os revolucionários franceses que haviam lido este conto se prenderam subconscientemente a ele…
Mas esta é uma interpretação minha, ousada e muito psicológica, sem nenhuma prova histórica, muito “esperançosa” e, entre nós, altamente improvável…


No final das contas: é “Cinderella” então só uma estória “inofensiva” ou um dilema, uma análise social?

Penso que para olhos “mal-educados” (no sentido de “aprendizado”) Cinderella possa parecer uma estórinha qualquer, como muitas outras…

Para olhos mais intelectuais podemos interpretá-la quase de forma mítica. Sim, toda essa analogia sobre opressão, poder, triunfo – que ainda alimenta muito a alma humana, pois de certa forma ou de outra o mundo – nesse sentido – não mudou muito…


Mas pode também ser que estemos interpretando mais do que deveria ser interpretado?
Que originalmente talvez as intenções de Basile e Perrault tenham sido apenas de colocar em palavras um “conto de fadas” para crianças?


Quem sabe…

P.S. E notem que ainda nem comecei a falar sobre outras revoluções e seus paralelos com Cinderella - a Burguesia chegando ao poder... Na Rússia, em Cuba!
E sobre o livro “Cinderella Complex” e “Pretty Woman” e “My fair Lady” etc. etc.
E até sobre as péssimas novelas da Globo que usam e abusam deste tema…
Muito “pano para manga” neste tema…

P.S.2 A estória de Rhodopis, uma escrava grega que se casa com o Rei do Egito, é a mais antiga "fórmula de Cinderella" conhecida... escrita em 7 BC!

domingo, 7 de junho de 2015

Carmina Burana - Faun - Bolero REVISITED (Volksoper, June 6th 2015)

Art and works of Art are in constant change. And so should we.
If rules are made to be broken (at least mine are, by me) , opinions are made to be changed – and I consider a great honour to be able to accept that one’s own opinion has been changed – because of our own constant change.


Yesterday’s performance of Carmina Burana – Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune –
Bolero was a very different one from the one that I had seen nearly one and half years ago. There were many changes and obviously I must have changed too…
http://tertulhas.blogspot.co.at/2014/01/carmina-burana-bolero-afternoon-of-faun.html

“Bolero” which I have once criticized for its lack of inventivity was astonishingly refreshing, young and strong. One can “feel” that the company is growing together – group work on the first place of priorities, not individuality. I know that this may sound like a bit of a “Shangri-La dream” (and we know how ballet companies “function”) but that is the general impression left.

“Faun” was a bit disappointing, sort of lacking the strength and interpretation which I have already experienced. Both dancers seemed be “doing the steps” and not really feeling them. Mr. Shilov, that I know from other roles and has a “drive” as a dancer, seemed distracted. Miss Kertész aloof: very indifferent and uninvolved with what she was doing.

But “Carmina” (which in fact should be called Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanæ cantoribus et choris cantandæ comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis ) was yet to come. And what a joy it was to “re-read” this choreography with (perhaps) more tender eyes, not so critically but enjoying more instead of examining it too much.

I was touched to see Kurt Fuckenrieder on stage, a dancer I shared the stage with during his first performance ever and took “care of” because he was such a young boy (I think it may have been 1982 or 1983, in “Zarewitsh” at the very same Volksoper) and Gaby Haslinger after so many years.
Lázlo Bedenek strong as “Fortuna”, lovely Natalie Salazar as the young girl, Patrick Hullman as the husband and Tainá Ferreira, giving a new “reading” of the wife’s role.
One may call Miss Ferreira’s performance, even if still such a young dancer, “ filled with maturity and delicacy”, with a new understanding of this character.
It is always obvious to the members of an audience watching a certain performance, which artists have given thought and time and care to form a character – questioning, asking, breaking rules, changing opinions - and undergoing changes.
These special moments always make me remember Charles Bukowski’s forgotten words:
“The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence”.

Résumé: an enchanting evening and to quote the Cantata itself (in one of its most alluring and enchanting parts) I must repeat the lyrics from “In Trutina - they simbolize the essence of the evening's mood.

In trutina mentis dubia
Fluctuant contraria
Lascivus amor et pudicitia
Sed eligo quod video
Collum iugo prebeo
Ad iugum tamen suave transeo


Yes, suave, suave transeo...

quarta-feira, 3 de junho de 2015

Première: Junge Talente (Volksoper, Wien, June 2nd, 2015)

An exciting evening: it is so gratifying for an audience to be able to witness such a display of our youngest talent from the State Ballet…

But… in an evening this, audiences tend to compare one dancer to the other as if in a sort of competition.
I intensely disagree with this way of thinking.
All those young talents are there to be encouraged, stimulated and not criticized, demotivated.
In such occasions I might bring back a short but very accurate thought of Bela Bartok, which expresses exactly what I feel:

“COMPETITIONS ARE FOR HORSES, NOT ARTISTS".

I will not be able to mention the names of every single dancer that was on stage and presented us with such a beautiful première yesterday – but I shall try my best.


The programme started slowly with Roland Petit’s “Die Flermaus”.
Not being particularly a great admirer of Mr. Petit’s work (with some few exceptions) I could concentrate more on watching certain performances and was quite impressed with the latest development in the careers of Marian Furnica, Tristan Ridel and Géraud Wielick – all three playing the parts of the waiters.
Jacopo Tissi was the highlight of the piece: very secure technically, he danced with extreme joy.

Jacopo Tissi (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

Even though "Pas de Odalisques" is a very challeging piece thecnically it left the audience somehow with a tepid reaction.
All three dancers were wonderful but I must catch your attention to Miss Chloe Réveillon and her beautiful "passés".

Unfortunately “The Fall” reminded me extremely of the repetitious Merce Cunninghan’s work during the 70’s.
It made me think and wonder again if “all has not been already said” (and no new language, nothing new turns up)
I was not yet aware that I would be taught otherwise during this evening.

The atmosphere of the evening began to change with the great “Arepo” (Béjart), which was a joy to watch again:
Maria Tostunova (in a strong “Schonach Mirk tradition” – even though she does not know who she was – given to her by Monsieur Legris’ rehearsals and coaching),
Jakob Feyferlik and Leonardo Basílio - great in red - were at their very best.

Leonardo Basílio (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

Maria Tostunova & Jakob Feyferlik (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

“Spring and Fall” (John Neumeier) – one of the best choreographies from the evening - a strong, very touching piece that gives its dancers new perspectives of extreme individuality.
Francesco Costa, Géraud Wielick (in a strong music & dance symbiosis) and Anita Manolova (very “actress-like” in a manner that even reminded me of the “tragic” Marcia Haydée) showed a strong, very defined presence on stage.

Greig Matthews, shining again as the star that he is, showed us the great professional that he turned into.
In full command of his performance he simply translated perfectly Neumeier’s language with the use of his torso and arms. Adapting to every single role and changing his dance vocabulary seem not to be a challenge to this young dancer.

By the way: I am always impressed with Mr. Matthews very high demi-pointe on stage – these “very little details” which are carefully rehearsed and thought of show us the intelligence of a dancer. Yes, young talents...

Anita Manolova & Greig Matthews (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

Greig Matthews (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

One of my all-time favourite pieces, „Tarantella“ (George Balanchine) was, for me personally, one of the evening’s highlights…

Mr.B. admired this particular composition and choreographed a pas de deux for lovely Patricia McBride and Edward Villella in 1964.
I am not quite sure if this work was ever performed in Vienna. I guess not.
And that may be the reason why it was so “unusual” and surprising to the audience, accustomed only to the cliché around Mr. B. that involves such works as “Apollo”, “Concerto Barocco” and "Stravinsky Violin Concerto" (that was once called “Balustrade”).
Viennese audiences surely have a great potential in what is concerned to learning about Ballet!

This joyful music, despite its phony Italian air, was composed by Louis Moreau Gottschalk , a New Orleans–born composer and pianist who made a large impact and had a huge following during his short life.

In his “Complete Stories of the Great Ballets”, Balanchine wrote of the above mentioned music, “It is a dazzling display piece, full of speed and high spirits. So, I hope, is the dance, which is ‘Neapolitan’ if you like, and ‘demi-caractère.”


I do think that the man’s part is somewhat quite an ungrateful (perhaps ungraceful?) one – but Trevor Hayden was in his element – even if sometimes, while resting playing the Tamborine, perhaps a little short of breath.
His interpetration is somewhat much more refined - not the one of a peasant dancing a folk dance - especially if you think of the video with Miss McBride and with Mr. Vilella , in which the latter looks more like a dancing version of Mario Lanza (or a truck driver) than a dancer.

Miss Fogo was the perfect choice to this demanding part.

You may be asking “but why demanding”?
My answer:
On one side it combines technique, speed and humour.
On the other it is quite a tiring piece for the dancer – not easy to keep such stamina, speed and level of energy and power – more like “high voltage” - throughout the whole piece – even if only takes about 7 minutes.
P.S. In the programme I read about 6 minutes - who is right about this?

Once more I have to underline the “coincidence” of Miss Fogo’s family name, which in portuguese means “Fire”:
such a fiery, passionate performance that had a great reception. The audience simply loved her and I am sure that we will hear/see lots more of Miss Fogo in the near future.

Nikisha Fogo & Trevor Hayden (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

“Double Date” (choreography Trevor Hayden), a piece I had not previously seen (just an excerpt of it during a press conference) started, personally to me, in a very stressful manner: you see, I dislike intensely Yma Sumac’s voice and music – this may be a sort of childhood trauma. But soon after that I changed my mind completely about it. Mr. Hayden’s choreography is fresh, cheeky, naughty and insolent – in vulgar parlance: saucy.

The audience reacted very excitedly.
It was obvious to everyone that the four dancers – Gala Jovanovic, Keisuke Nejime, Chloe Réveillon (great comedy timing by the way) and multi-talented Ryan Booth were having lots of fun on stage.
Great cheers at the end of part one…

Yes, something new turned up to me.

Ryan Booth, Chloe Reveillon, Keisuke nejime & Gala Jovanovic (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

Part two started with Balanchine’s “Valse Fantaisie”.
I still remember times, when Mr. B. was still alive, when dancers from the ABT would not even dare to think about dancing “Balanchine” – not a question of technique but of style.
For me Mr. B’s movements are a sharp brush-stroke on an empty canvas and I missed that kind of “diamond quality” a bit yesterday.
Nonetheless Natascha Mair and Jakob Feyferlik gave beautiful performances.
I must get your attention to the accurateness and loveliness of Miss Laura Nistor’s work in the corps-de-ballet. A pleasure to look at.

Incredibly enough I am not much acquainted with Patrick Bana’s work and “Creatures” was sort of "new ground" for me.

And how I enjoyed that.

Géraud Wielick, completely free – and again giving himself totally to the music - and incredible Nikisha Fogo showing us another facet of her very strong stage personality.
Moments of joy.
Thanks, Mr. Bana.

It has been “centuries” since I have last seen “La fille mal gardée”,
really "centuries",
and if I am not mistaken it was at the Opera Garnier.

James Stephens caught my attention immediately by the first time he caught Nina Tonoli in the air:
Not only a strong dancer but also an extremely reliable partner.

Miss Tonoli is the classic dancer “per se”.
Hers is a quality I first saw while she danced her first Clara in “The Nutcracker”, a rare gift that is becoming more and more difficult to find.
She possesses not only technique but charm and style:
Classic style.

I wonder how she’d be someday in “Coppelia” and "Giselle"…


Nina Tonoli & James Stephens (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

“Le Bourgeois”: a show-stopper not only because of eternal Jacques Brel’s voice and interpretation but also due to some “juggle” which turns the piece into a bit of a “circus” one.
But it is lovely!
Francesco Costa very, very expressive and in great form.

“Proust ou le Intermittences du coeur” (Petit):
I have written today that I am not a great admirer of Mr. Petit’s work but there are some exceptions… here is one of these.
This combat is, in a special way, very puristic and very “DANCE” (as it should be) from the beginning to the end.
A piece of work that will not “bring down the house” (unfortunately) like “Le Bourgeois” did, and that is surely mostly cherished by real balletomanes with a full understanding of the art of ballet.
It contains such beauty that words may be not describe it.
Jacopo Tissi and Zsolt Török are the perfect choices for this duo.
Both technically very strong and phisically appealing are very different from each other.
Mr. Tissi somewhat softer in his movements, Mr. Török more dominating:
Yin and Yang in perfect combination.

Jacopo Tissi & Zsolt Török (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

„Grand Pas Classique“ (music from “Le Dieu et La Bayadere” by Daniel Auber), created for Yvette Chauviré and Vladimir Skouratoff in Paris, 1949 is surely the best-know choreographic work from Victor Gsovsky and extremely - perhaps only - associated to France and the Operá de Paris.
Performed in Galas all around the Globe it has served a long line of fabulous ballerinas as a sort of “tour-de-force”, being perhaps one the highest points of display of clean, accurate classical technique in Ballet.

Leonardo Basílio showed us that he has got “it” for a beautiful future.
He has got it all to turn into a strong, attentive, reliable partner.
Good Show.
Prisca Zeisel had the difficult task to “jump into the (point) shoes” of such legends as Chauviré, Elizabeth Platel and Sylvie Guilllem.
Not an easy one for such a young dancer as Miss Zeisel - who, by the way, lost a few pounds and is looking her best.

She succeeded.

And she succeeded marvelously.

The audience went static with her rendition.
One full of charm and joy but also filled with a well-defined, meticulous, polished technique.

And Happiness...

And just think that exactly one year ago she had a cast on her broken leg...


Prisca Zeisel & Leonardo Basílio (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

Summarizing yesterday’s evening:
a marvelous experience offered with the highest level and carefulness.

Manuel Legris and his dancers (Copyright: Ashley Taylor)

Thanks again to Monsieur Legris and his "genius".
Yes, his profound knowledge about dance and his dancers...
Giving each one of them the right piece.

I am glad that I got to tell him exactly this - personally - yesterday!


Copyright: DelbeauFilm / Balázs Delbó

sábado, 30 de maio de 2015

Yoná Magalhães: a felicidade

Quanta verdade...


Obrigado, Yoná!

domingo, 24 de maio de 2015

Autre fois (Recit de Cassard)


Uma das minha preferidas...


...de um filme querido de toda uma vida!
(Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, 1964)

domingo, 17 de maio de 2015

The days of wine and roses...



"They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream."

Ernest Dowson ("Vitae Summa Brevis", 1896)

foi a fonte de inspiracao para JP Miler (TV drama play), depois Blake Edwards no seu filme "The days of Wine and Roses" (Vício maldito, 1962) assim como para Henri Mancini que criou uma das baladas mais "sentidas e sofridas" dos nossos tempos...

Considero esta "figure of speech" (the days of wine and roses) uma das coisas mais inspiradas possíveis...

Como vejo e revejo pessoas só pensando nos seus tempos glamourosos e de sucesso sendo infelizes no seu presente, esquecendo de viver o momento AGORA...
Se soubessem já de antemão como tudo é efemero e que outros valores são os que realmente contam, importam... ah, se soubessem...


"Tertúlia" dedicada aos imensos talentos de Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Henri Mancini, JP Miller, Blake Edwards e John Frankenheimer que dirigiu o original em 1958, na TV...

The days of wine and roses laugh and run away like a child at play
Through a meadow land toward a closing door
A door marked "nevermore" that wasn't there before

The lonely night discloses just a passing breeze filled with memories
Of the golden smile that introduced me to
The days of wine and roses and you


quinta-feira, 14 de maio de 2015

Muñequita linda: Esther Williams, o maillot rosa-choque e muitas maluquices...


Muñequita linda
de cabellos de oro
de dientes de perla
labios de rubí...

tra la la...

Existiu carinha mais emblemática e representativa do Cinema nos anos 40?

Existiu maior protótipo das modas e "carinhas e boquinhas" da época?

Esther Williams e seu escultural corpo, adornado pelo "traje de maillot" mais lindo do cinema - rosa choque, incluíndo uma "saída de praia" glamourosamente hollywoodiana, lacinho nos cabelos de mel e maquillage à prova d´água...


Estherzinha... pena Leslie Caron, em sua autobiografia, nos ter revelado sua arrogancia e falta total de respeito com os "colegas" da Metro, chamando-a de uma das pessoas mais desagradáveis que conheceu em sua vida...

Sua imagem no cinema era bastante diferente - a "menina" legal, boazinha, simpática...
Bem, nobody's perfect!

Aqui a cena inicial de "Bathing Beauty" (MGM 1944)



e depois, no mesmo filme, num dos momentos mais "kitsch" da história do Cinema:
como "Venus" nascendo do mar, aos sons de "Wiener Blut" de Strauss... pode este "melánge"? (Também bastante enfeitado de "rosa-choque!).
Viva a MGM!

segunda-feira, 11 de maio de 2015

Wiener Staatsballet: Premiere 2015, May 9th - Adagio Hammerklavier/ Cacti/ Bella Figura

What to expect of such an eclectic programme? van Manen, Ekman and Kylián mixed up in an evening? The “cocktail” results could not have been better…


…even if I have to start saying that van Manen’s “Adagio Hammerklavier” left a certain “emptiness” within me. Perhaps I was expecting too much and was sort of disappointed. “Kammerklavier” is definitely not one of Mr. Van Manen’s “best”. I first got in touch with his work during the 70’s as “Nederlands Dans Theater” was doing some guest appearances in Rio – since then I have been fascinated by his work and very specially by his musicality.
Like it always happens with such great talents, his choice of music, his motivation in fact (Beethoven’s Adagio aus der Sonate für Hammerklavier op. 106) may be a bit too highbrow for simple ballet audiences. Yes.

Not strangely (and according 100% to the music) he used in his choreography some very unusual resources to the movements. The all seem to “come”, to be “projected” from a very, very low back… causing some dancers to look very stiff and tense. This was made quite clear to me while watching Nina Polakova – who tends to be very tense on the shoulder region – and Roman Lazik - who normally does not have this problem but was, during this premiere, so tense – even if always so very predictable - that his chin seemed to be much ahead of him than it normally should. Ketevan Papava and Eno Peçi were more relaxed but I do not think that they were the right choices to the roles.

(copyright: Wiener Staatsoper/Ashley Taylor)

The choreography is sort of “ungrateful” to dancers bodies. It is not “easy” technically but audiences with less ballet experience will not “see” that.

Vladimir Shishov and Olga Esina were the “icing on the cake” of the piece. Mr. Shishov and his well-known stage presence, Miss Esina delighting the audiences with a certain new approach to her roles, which is not passing unnoticed to them.

Even at the risk of being snubbed on as being “superficial”, I must point that Miss Esina’s high “chignon” is most becoming to her, giving “the special touch” to her anyways long, very well balanced, proportioned neck-line... Beautiful!

Costumes that reminded me of nightgowns and old-fashioned men underwear, and some terrible “gold chains” for the men, were definitely a negative point…

“Cacti”

A lovely, funny, exciting surprise.
I must be very honest and say that I had only “heard” of Mr. Ekman’s work but had never ever seen it. I am more than delighted!

The choice of dancers is a very special one: the crème-de-la-crème of expression of today’s company:
Nikisha Forgo, Kiyoka Hashimoto, Rebecca Horner, Clra Soley, Céline Janou Weder, Franziska Wallenr-Hollinek, Marcon Demp. Alexis Forabosco, Andrey Kaydanovsky, Masayu Kimoto – more than wonderful, by the way – Greig Matthews, Richard Szabó and Dumitru Taran.

(copyright: Wiener Staatsoper/Ashley taylor)

The company seems to have FUN while performing it – yes, an exciting, excited performance (on the first part Greig Matthews, center stage, dominating the scene. Good!): musicality, joy, happiness blessed by a beautiful musical choice and incredible light design by Doef Beernink.
Many dancers expressed their Thanks for the wonderful coaching by Miss Nina Botkay – brazilian-born dancer with whom I had the the joy to chat a lot… but that is another Story…

But still, somehow, I keep repeating Mr. Ekman’s words within me.

- How come someone may have this conceited behaviour to criticize someone’s work?

And “who are we” to write critics anyways?
How come we can take such liberties?
I prefer to think that I am just opening a discussion about art, a “tertúlia” as it is said in Portuguese and Spanish, which means just a space, just a short time to exchange and discuss opinions, thoughts about art…

A night to remember... so much talent onstage at once...


“Bella Figura”

Just at the beginning of the after Premiere-Party I had the chance to exchange some words with Manuel Legris. Speaking about “Bella Figura” I had the possibility to express my thoughts about a “new reading” of Kyllián’s work… and to add that I thought that “age” had given me the opportunity to once more make other interpretations in my own reading of the piece… adapting it to my own experience… It may be so…

(copyright: Wiener Staatsoper/Ashley taylor)

Maria Yakovleva was the biggest surprise of the evening – she brought so much emotion to a role that was danced in a sort of “je n'est sais quoi way“ by Marie Claire D’Lyse many years ago. Masha Yakovleva gave flesh and blood to this otherwise “technical” role, on the contrary of some not so gifted dancers that just try to understand it…

Ketevan Papava in a show-stopper performance – but the role is a show-stoppen anyhow.
(copyright: Wiener Staatsoper/2011)

Irina Tsymbal, Eno Peci and Vladimir Shishov simply perfect.

And Alice Firenze and Davide Dato… yes Alice Firenze and Davide Dato…

Miss Firenze: a certain sweetness around her eyes, never any sort of tension around her mouth and neck… all this involved in such an atmosphere that contains, shows, proves so much awareness on stage…
Miss Firenze and Davide Dato made me cry. And that had not happened in quite a while.

I must say…



Ekman, Manen, Kylián - Trailer from DelbeauFilm on Vimeo.




Ekman, Manen, Kylián - Trailer from DelbeauFilm on Vimeo.


(Video's Copyright: Balàzs Delbo/Delbeaufilms)

domingo, 3 de maio de 2015

Ravel / Béjart: Bolero (Nicolas Le Riche)

...e por que gastar palavras? A despedida de Nicolas Le Riche da Ópera de Paris em 9.7.2014.


Está tudo aí. Dito. Na música. Na coreografia. Nos movimentos de todos os bailarinos. Em casa segundo...