Favorite Ballet New To NYC Of 2017? The Bolshoi’s Great “Taming Of The Shrew”

This is the BOLSHOI?!?! The backstory here is really moving. The company nearly melted down after the acid attack. This ballet, by Jean-Cristophe Maillot, the French artistic director of the Monte Carlo company, with heavy dancer input, is what propelled them back up.


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Ballet In Strange Places: New York City Ballet Dancers At, Well, Lincoln Center

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Why Do We Doubt There Is Ever Less Work In Making A Tutu Than This?!

This tutu was made by YouTube video poster HikariHime29. She made this one to wear to a Lady Gaga concert, not to dance Odile, but we are told that she knows what she is doing. This below is a video of New York City Ballet’s costume shop. Go, Hikari…

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Ballet Favorites Of Video Posters And Watchers: Take A Look At Polina Seminova

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Ballet In Strange Places: “Camellias” Creator John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet


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The Royal Ballet’s “How Ballet Evolved: The First Four Centuries”

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First 3D Ballet In Movie Theaters In The US - Giselle By The Mariinsky


Our Review

First viewing at the noon showing was somehow less than we expected - and at 7:30 we found out why. At noon, the audience was quite small (three dozen) and we were all bunched up in the front one-third of the seating. That seemed the best place to be for the 3D.

But at 7:30 the theater was mostly full when we arrived (several hundred) and we ended up in the center, two rows from the back. At that distance and height, the full 3D effect cuts in, and many of the scenes are absolutely breathtaking. Not least Natasha Osipova, light as a feather and really living her part, in extreme close-up.

The shots of the spirits in 3D in the white scenes (you can see one in 2D in the video below) had some in the audience saying “wow!”. Best camera angle seemed to us to be from the orchestra seats, which was the angle about half the time. The other half it was was up in first or second tier, and that tended to diminish the dancers, and produce some odd perspectives.

Leads and corps excellent, costumes very nice, sets okay, lighting and sound might have been enhanced. But for ballet, brilliant potential. Roll on, new ballet DVDs and YouTubes all in 3D. We’d be surprised if it takes more than 3 years.

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A Royal Ballet Daily Class At The Royal Opera House

This realtime video of a live class is one hour and 15 minutes long

 

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London’s Royal Ballet: Some Highlights Of Being A Principal


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Ballet In Strange Places: The Anaheim Ballet In Anaheim East of Los Angeles

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Ballet In Strange Places: An English National Ballet Swan Lake In The Gardens Of Versailles

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Ballet In Strange Places: Angel Corella’s Corella Ballet In Segovia North of Madrid

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