The Guggenheim is going to LIVE-STREAM the Sunday, January 9th Works & Process program that features Peter Boal discussing PNB's new production of Giselle which he is staging with the assistance of dance scholars Doug Fullerton and Marian Smith, who researched the Stepanov notations and will also be in attendance. The program includes performances by Carla Korbes, Carrie Imler, James Moore, and Seth Orza.
To see this presentation live, click here on January 9th at 7:30 p.m.:
So, you won't have to wait in the long cancellation line on Sunday and you won''t have to line up for an hour in the cold on the long, steep driveway down to the lower level of the Guggenheim. You can make yourself a normal sized sandwich to chomp on while you're watching and drink a glass of your favorite wine.
What's not to like? Well, you won't be able to ask Peter Boal – since he's never danced in Giselle and Fullerton and Smith have never danced in Giselle and none of his dancers have danced in Giselle - how does he intend to hand down any interpretation at all? Is there anyone associated with this new production who has ever danced Giselle? Or maybe it's all in the sterile steps – which require no interpretation.
If Haglund irrefutably proved that he'd read every book on the planet about heart surgery - in fact, memorized every page - and then said he wanted to operate on you, would you let him? Doubt it. And don't try to argue that Giselle isn't heart surgery; it is.