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 Post subject: Ratmansky's "Cinderella" at Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:02 pm 
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In the Los Angeles Times, Lewis Segal reviews the Thursday, October 8, 2015 performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the Los Angeles Music Center.

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 Post subject: Re: Ratmansky's "Cinderella" at Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:58 am 
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I agree with the reviewer about Ratmansky's Cinderella (at least the Mariinsky one....he has since staged another in Australia, I believe, which might be different). To me it is a flop, yet the Mariinsky keeps staging it. There are a couple of interesting moments (choreography-wise), but the problem is that you simply don't care about the characters that much.

I actually find his "love duets" in both this Cinderella and his Anna Karenina really boring and long-winded. Cinderella's solos and her duets are prettier than the rest of the choreography, but there is something boring about those "pretty" moments also.

I think his Little Humpbacked Horse is much better both in terms of choreography and story-telling. It moves fast and it is a lot nicer to watch (talking about the choreography) despite the sparse sets and some ugly costumes.


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