Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 16 2012

 Tech Rehearsal Romeo et Juliet 2012. Photos by Greg Olive.
 Tech Rehearsal Romeo et Juliet 2012. Photos by Greg Olive.

Daily Stuff - Went to the Parthenon today. Did some other stuff, but it pales in comparison. Went up early in the morning. So I beat the crowds and the sunlight was phenomenal. It's so slear and bright up there. But like all mortals, I had to come back down to Earth. And shade.

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Blogger Anna said...

I had the opportunity to see the Mambo performance, and my personal point of view, is that it would be good to make a research about the mambo. The performance in some moments was like a cartoon of this beautiful dance style. I think is a great idea the concept and maybe with more research the result could be fantastic. The company and you specially are great dancers.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Javier said...

Dear Anna,
Thank you for attending the show. I am sorry that the piece did not find resonance with you. Mambomania is not meant to be a representation of "authentic" mambo onstage. It is a fairly personal ballet that stemmed from listening to my parents records as a child. It is as much of a visual representation of the visual style of the garish album covers (as well as the women of Fellini's La Dolce Vita, the men of Alvin Ailey's early dance company, and early Horton dance techniques) all distilled through ballet and various Latin dance forms. For example, the dance Maria Bonita had less to do with Mambo dance techniques and more to do with the fact that the song was originally written for Maria Felix by Agustin Lara. If the dance seems a bit cartoonish at times, it is because all of these things are being viewed through the eyes of a child. In any case, thanks again for coming and the feedback.

6:42 PM  

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