public forum
home forum magazine gallery links about faq courtesy
It is currently Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:29 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Oakland Ballet's "Crystal Slipper"
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2000 5:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
In Oakland Ballet's tradition of reviving historical works, the company will be performing Carlos Carvajal's "Crystal Slipper" this coming weekend. From their press info:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Repertory Program Two</B><BR>Friday, October 20, 8PM <BR>Saturday, October 21, 8PM <BR>Sunday, October 22, 2PM <P><B><I>Crystal Slipper</I> - Carvajal/Martin├╝</B><P>An irresistible reach into the archives - Carlos Carvajal's Crystal Slipper is a much loved tale of rags to riches, of a young woman's struggle and transformation into a beautiful princess. It has "magic galore. Cinderella's gown, jewelry, crystal slippers, coach and prancing steed materialize in a captivating series of events". (San Francisco Chronicle) Celebrate the legacy of Oakland Ballet and be swept away into the fantasy.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Has anyone seen this work?<P>Reviews as they become available to follow.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oakland Ballet's "Crystal Slipper"
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2000 9:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
Did I say historical? Oops. This ballet was created in 1977 and is based on "Cinderella."


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oakland Ballet's "Crystal Slipper"
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2000 12:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
Image <BR>Oakland Ballet's Mario Alonzo<P><BR>First impressions... there were a few treats for the ballet enthusiast: the surprise casting of Carlos Carvajal himself and AD Karen Brown as the King and Queen; Mario Alonzo's virtuosic performance as the Jester; Erin Yarbrough's pretty dancing in the finale's pdd.<P>Reviews to follow.<P>BTW, Grace, Carvajal danced with SFB, among other companies. He also founded the now defunct Dance Spectrum and is now AD of Peninsula Ballet Theater.<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited October 21, 2000).]


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oakland Ballet's "Crystal Slipper"
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2000 3:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 25, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 18
Location: US
I have not heard of Carvajal either or Martinu for that matter. Is Martinu the composer? What type of music was it? It's an odd choice not to feature music by a famous composer (Tchaikosvky comes to mind).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oakland Ballet's "Crystal Slipper"
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2000 3:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2000 11:01 pm
Posts: 13071
Location: San Diego, California, USA
I know nothing of this dancer Carvajal - but the name itself is ancient and historic. Would be interesting to know if this dancer is from this illustrious family.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oakland Ballet's "Crystal Slipper"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2000 10:21 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
The music by Martinu wouldn't be my first choice. It is not like the beautiful scores by Prokofiev or Tchaikovsky that one normally associates with a fairy tale ballet. Except for the finale, the music would be tedious to most youngsters or casual ballet-goers.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oakland Ballet's "Crystal Slipper"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2000 10:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
Here are a couple of reviews with contradictory headlines:<P><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/10/23/DD113170.DTL" TARGET=_blank>`Crystal Slipper' Doesn't Quite Fit</A></B><BR>Dancing not up to par in Oakland Ballet revival<BR>Octavio Roca, SF Chronicle<P><B><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/timeout/stories_feattop/x23slipper_20001023.htm" TARGET=_blank>Polished performances give 'Slipper' its shine</A></B><BR>The performers sparkle in the Oakland Ballet's fairy tale production <BR>Blair Tindall, Contra Costa Times


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oakland Ballet's "Crystal Slipper"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2000 2:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
And the San Jose Mercury News seems to weigh in on the side of the SF Chronicle:<P><B><A HREF="http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/arts/docs/oakballet24.htm" TARGET=_blank>Slapstick isn't a good fit for Cinderella fairy tale</A></B><BR>Oakland Ballet's 'Crytsal Slipper' Hits the Funny Bone But Misses the Heart<BR>Anita Amirrezvani, SJ Mercury News <BR>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
The messages in this forum are posted by members of the general public and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of CriticalDance or its staff.
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group