Thursday, November 5, 2009
It has been really fun revisiting Mopey this season. It was very surprising how quickly and easily the choreography came back after leaving it for four years—especially since it was so hard to learn the first time. After the first few rehearsals, it was nice to not have to focus on the choreography itself, but really delve into the details and ideas behind the work. Much of the studio time was devoted to finding an intention behind each movement in the piece and making sure every detail will be seen from the front of the house.
Posted by Pacific Northwest Ballet at 12:11 PM
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Six years ago I saw Petite Mort on the Arts channel, and I fell in love with that ballet immediately. It became one of the ballets on my “I am dying to dance list” and now I have the opportunity to perform it. Jiri Kylian’s choreography is very complimentary and beautifully accented with Mozart’s exquisite music. The best part for me is that I am partnering with my husband, Karel Cruz, who loves this piece as well. I can’t tell you how many times over the years we have watched this ballet on YouTube. You could say we are slightly obsessed. It was wonderful working with Roslyn Anderson, who staged Petite Mort. She was so detailed with the choreography, that it felt like Kylian was there himself explaining the steps to us. We will always remember this experience and feel so grateful we are able to do this together.
Posted by Pacific Northwest Ballet at 4:09 PM