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10 minutes ago, Vanartus said:

Any quick comments on Osipova?

 

Often out of time with the music and often not in sync (time wise or arm wise) with the others on stage. Disappointing.

 

Choe & Sambé the stars of Symphony in C tonight.

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Please report back on Anna Rose O'Sullivan and William Bracewell  -  indeed on the casting overall since the website hasn't helped those of us not there to know who has been dancing tonight.

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2 hours ago, loveclassics said:

Thanks very much for the info.  Since the first 2 pieces include everything I really dislike in ballet (dialogue, lighting that shines in the eyes of the audience, projected images, minimalist sets and dancers writhing in their underwear) I don"t have to be there until 9.00.  Seems a bit of a waste of an evening but I see no point in watching something depressing when I was hoping a night out would cheer me up.  Thank goodness for Symphony in C!

 

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I hadn't read your post when I posted mine, Linda! I have a ticket to see this programme once again next week and shall also just be turning up to see Symphony in C only. It was sad to see that after the second piece at least 15 seats in the next few rows in front of me became empty. Had I not known what was coming, I too would have escaped. 

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I was shocked at the number of empty seats in the upper reaches for Symphony in C tonight.

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7 minutes ago, capybara said:

Please report back on Anna Rose O'Sullivan and William Bracewell  -  indeed on the casting overall since the website hasn't helped those of us not there to know who has been dancing tonight.

Both magnificent. Hopefully both future principals. I also liked his pairing with Osipova in Symphony in C. 

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23 hours ago, bridiem said:

 

Perhaps I had the advantage of not having bought a programme!

 

I thought the telegraph boy was conveying the physical and emotional whirlwood that was about to envelop its recipient.

At first, I thought the Telegraph Boy was William Bracewell wearing hat. The steps seemed to be pretty much the same. 

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19 minutes ago, bangorballetboy said:

 

Often out of time with the music and often not in sync (time wise or arm wise) with the others on stage. Disappointing.

 

Choe & Sambé the stars of Symphony in C tonight.

Oh dear....

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So do you think people left in droves because they disliked the first two pieces?  I can understand about the first one because many people don’t seem to like it, but I thought Infra is very popular, even with non-McGregor fans!  

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33 minutes ago, capybara said:

Please report back on Anna Rose O'Sullivan and William Bracewell  -  indeed on the casting overall since the website hasn't helped those of us not there to know who has been dancing tonight.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Sim said:

So do you think people left in droves because they disliked the first two pieces?  I can understand about the first one because many people don’t seem to like it, but I thought Infra is very popular, even with non-McGregor fans!  

 

Infra appeared to be hugely appreciated up in the amphitheatre tonight, so I'm not sure that would explain the empty seats for part 3.  Or the largely empty upper slips - unless someone had spotted a whole load of other seats in the amphi going begging.

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6 minutes ago, Sim said:

So do you think people left in droves because they disliked the first two pieces?  I can understand about the first one because many people don’t seem to like it, but I thought Infra is very popular, even with non-McGregor fans!  

 

Maybe it was the prospect of another long interval followed by another comparatively short work? I can't otherwise imagine why anyone would miss Symphony in C.

 

Infra certainly got a great reception (though not from me). (It seemed to last hours.)

 

I enjoyed Osipova's performance in Symphony in C, though I did think that she didn't seem entirely comfortable. Bracewell was terrific, both in this and in The Unknown Soldier, as was O'Sullivan.

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8 minutes ago, Sim said:

So do you think people left in droves because they disliked the first two pieces?  I can understand about the first one because many people don’t seem to like it, but I thought Infra is very popular, even with non-McGregor fans!  

In truth, I don't know why they left tonight, but the only other time I saw as many people not return for the third part of a programme was at the McGregor triple bill (Chroma/Multiverse/Carbon Life) 

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12 minutes ago, Sim said:

So do you think people left in droves because they disliked the first two pieces?  I can understand about the first one because many people don’t seem to like it, but I thought Infra is very popular, even with non-McGregor fans!  

Infra was cheered loudly from the amphi. A problem for a lot of people is the quoted length of the evening. The ROH website says 2 hours 35 minutes. The cast sheet says 2 hours 45 minutes. Many people myself included have last trains to catch. On opening night we had only reached the end of the Second Movement by 22.05. Time for me to depart. Tonight was behind schedule at the beginning of Infra but they seemed to make up for lost time. I caught the last train to Bristol Parkway with 1 minute to spare

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There were droves of teenagers in the amphi, both on Tuesday and tonight. I can't recall ever seeing that before.

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Infra has seemed to fly by on both occasions to me.

 

40 minutes ago, Darlex said:

I hadn't read your post when I posted mine, Linda! I have a ticket to see this programme once again next week and shall also just be turning up to see Symphony in C only.

 

Wouldn't you - and Linda - have done better, in that case, to wait for the second run of Symphony in C?  Or do you dislike the other parts of that bill equally?

 

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2 minutes ago, bridiem said:

There were droves of teenagers in the amphi, both on Tuesday and tonight. I can't recall ever seeing that before.

 

Oh, it happens.  I've noticed it at a few Matthew Ball performances in the past.  Whether or not there's a link, I couldn't say.

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Just now, bridiem said:

There were droves of teenagers in the amphi, both on Tuesday and tonight. I can't recall ever seeing that before.

 

They could be studying Infra. A bit like when a Shakespeare play on the curriculum is on at a theatre and all the school children descend upon it. 

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1 minute ago, bridiem said:

There were droves of teenagers in the amphi, both on Tuesday and tonight. I can't recall ever seeing that before.

I noticed that too. I think it was them who let out a giggle as the curtain went up on Symphony in C. Possibly they had never seen people in tutus before. They quitetened down immediately. 

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3 minutes ago, alison said:

Infra has seemed to fly by on both occasions to me.

 

 

Wouldn't you - and Linda - have done better, in that case, to wait for the second run of Symphony in C?  Or do you dislike the other parts of that bill equally?

 

I hadn't seen either of the first two pieces before. I went with an open mind about the Marriott. I am not a McGregor fan, but had heard that Infra was one of his best pieces. 

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4 minutes ago, Thalia said:

 

They could be studying Infra. A bit like when a Shakespeare play on the curriculum is on at a theatre and all the school children descend upon it. 

 

Maybe, but they didn't look especially like dance students to me. (And if they were, I hope they'd study Symphony in C!). Or they could be learning about WW1 and the commemorations etc I suppose.

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8 minutes ago, Darlex said:

I noticed that too. I think it was them who let out a giggle as the curtain went up on Symphony in C. Possibly they had never seen people in tutus before. They quitetened down immediately. 

One of the finest reactions to Symphony in C happened in Bristol the last time the company did a full tour of the country. They opened with Manon. Durante and Mukhamedov in their prime. 3 days later a triple bill of Winter Dreams, followed by Monotones. So far not a tutu in sight. When the curtain went up on Symphony in C there was a loud  ahh. From the audience!!

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2 minutes ago, bridiem said:

 

Maybe, but they didn't look especially like dance students to me. (And if they were, I hope they'd study Symphony in C!). Or they could be learning about WW1 and the commemorations etc I suppose.

 

I suppose they’ll study whatever is on the curriculum. They looked like GCSE dance students to me - both tonight and Tuesday. They were certainly with teacher-type figures. 

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2 minutes ago, Tony Newcombe said:

One of the finest reactions to Symphony in C happened in Bristol the last time the company did a full tour of the country. They opened with Manon. Durante and Mukhamedov in their prime. 3 days later a triple bill of Winter Dreams, followed by Monotones. So far not a tutu in sight. When the curtain went up on Symphony in C there was a loud  ahh. From the audience!!

I also remember 'ahs' at Covent Garden at curtain up of Symphony in C and, of course,  Raymonda Act 3. 

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I didn't attend the performance but I wonder if Osipova struggled tonight because she didn't have enough rehearsal time? (given her busy schedule with a recent project of hers). 

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19 minutes ago, Darlex said:

In truth, I don't know why they left tonight, but the only other time I saw as many people not return for the third part of a programme was at the McGregor triple bill (Chroma/Multiverse/Carbon Life) 

 

Infra is in the GCSE dance syllabus.

 

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1 minute ago, Darlex said:

I also remember 'ahs' at Covent Garden at curtain up of Symphony in C and, of course,  Raymonda Act 3. 

 

There was also applause on Tuesday night when the curtain went up on S in C. Understandable!

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I'm very much not an expert, but really enjoyed Beatriz Stix-Brunell tonight - great debut in Infra and quick change of pace for Symphony in C.

 

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Would anyone like to piece together which dancers were in whose roles for Infra, based on the original cast?

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