Ice ballet “Reveries” in NYC-I can't believe I won't get to see this!
Does anybody know if they will make video of this available? Or maybe take it on tour?
Ice Theater of New York performs Thursday through Saturday at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, 23rd Street and the Hudson River; (212) 929-5811, icetheatre.org.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 10-23-2013 at 06:53 AM.
Oh, man, we have to patrol YouTube.
Villella is an interesting guy. He and Jacques D'Amboise were the go-to male Balanchine dancers (at the New York City Ballet) for years. Both were American-born, which was unusual for male dancers in those days, and both did a bit of crossover work to other media. D'Amboise was in the splendid musical movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and at one point Villella portrayed Harry Beaton (mainly a dance role) in a revival of Brigadoon. This is the role that John Curry played in a later stage revival.
We have to keep our fingers crossed that somehow this gets recorded for posterity!
"Villella is an interesting guy."
Agreed! A beautiful dancer (you can find bits of him dancing on youtube) and the Miami Ballet really took off under his direction. Got to see a (very Balanchine) Nutcracker in Miami one year. An old chestnut (pun intended!) but it was lovely.
Kim and Brent are two of my all-time faves, too -- they are so expressive. To read what she has to say about the process just makes the whole thing that much more tantalizing.
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