Tours en l'air organizes ballet-themed escorted holidays to see the best companies perform great ballets in beautiful places. You can join a trip from anywhere. A highly knowledgeable balletomane who has enjoyed 100s of performances in over 20 cities around the world,I speak English, French, and German, and am a Travel Industry Council of Ontario certified Travel Counsellor. I also teach ballet appreciation courses. Twitter: @thewordlady Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.barber.37
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, 101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5, 416-736-6010, TICO # 1892647

SUBSCRIBE TO E-NEWSLETTER

SUBSCRIBE TO E-NEWSLETTER:
Privacy policy: we will not sell, rent, or give your name or address to anyone. You can unsubscribe at any point.

Subscribe to E-newsletter

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ABT Onegin reviews

Reviews of Cranko's Onegin at American Ballet Theatre:
Alastair Macaulay, New York Times
 "Mr. Gomes, in particular, struck me as the finest Onegin of my experience — his looks and stance carrying all the Byronic suggestions that are right for the part — and the musicality and rich tone of his dancing made every choreographic point register potently... Simply no choreography here rewards repeated viewing."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/arts/dance/american-ballet-theater-in-onegin-at-metropolitan-opera-house.html?_r=1

[If you've never seen Onegin  and are wondering whether you should buy a ticket, don't take Alastair Macaulay's word for it. Go! You'll love it. - Katherine]

Marina Harss, Dance Tabs:
http://www.dancetabs.com/2012/06/american-ballet-theatre-onegin-new-york/

Leigh Witchel, New York Post:
"All the passion in the world can ring hollow if it doesn’t come from the heart. American Ballet Theatre’s opening night Monday of “Onegin” was long on exquisite dancing, but short on feeling."


http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/not_all_poetry_in_motion_SWXpX1k7d5102QqSZpC8rL


More reviews will be posted as they appear.

For full casting, click here.

If you love ballet, check out my season of ballet trips by clicking here.

GET MORE BALLET OUT OF LIFE WITH TOURS EN L'AIR

3 comments:

  1. Definitely don't take Alastair Macaulay's word on ANYTHING. Unless David Hallberg is dancing, who I think is totally cold and overrated, he usually disapproves. Onegin is a beautiful ballet. Bolle and Kent danced it magnificently last night. The strength of Bolle's partnering was amazing. See it and ignore Macaulay.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi David, Thanks for your comment. I agree with you about Macaulay. (Also I haven't really seen enough Hallberg to judge his dramatic ability, but his Albrecht didn't blow me away either.) Onegin is one of my favourite ballets and I have seen wonderful, moving performances of it in Toronto, London, and Stuttgart. It would be a crying shame if anyone were dissuaded from buying a ticket to go and see the current ABT run by reading Alastair's screed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I saw Onegin on Saturday, June 9th and it moved me to tears! The choreography was amazing, and Dvorovenko was reminiscent of Makarova. Simkin's lines were pure poetry, and Cory Stearns was well-suited for the part. I was absolutely blown away by Dvorovenko's performance. Ignore McCauley's reviews of this ballet and buy a ticket. You won't be sorry - I guarantee!!!

      Delete