Remi Wörtmeyer is my new favourite. This boy knows what dancing is. He is lyrical, he is elegant, he is graceful, he’s playful, he is expressive … He was such a pleasure to look at! Actually, you can say that about Sylvia as a whole. I loved to see the power women and oh boy, the boys were gorgeous! Marisa Lopez was great, Cédric Ygnace was versatile in his three roles, ceremonious as Cupid, funny like a very young boy as a shepherd and very seductive as Orion. Igone de Jongh had a difficult part, but she danced it beautifully. The ladies Lopez and De Jong are really back! John Neumeiers movements are a mix of tradition and modern dance. Sometimes it’s like Michael Jackson going classical or the other way around. Extraordinary daring is letting dancers dance without movement. It is like using the rests in music. He makes dancers active in their rest. This was awesome. The costumes are beautiful and very feminine for the women (hope the boys will learn to focus to keep the skirts ‘decent’ in the turning movements). Treat yourself: go and see it!
18 maart 2011