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Romeo & Juliet extra
By Storm_Trouper
On Thu Nov 26, 2015 09:52 PM

I got a chance to be a super for a major company production, choreographed by Alexi Ratmansky of the ABT. Get to wear fake armour, hold a spear and everything! Always did aspire to being a Renaissance Man!

6 Replies to Romeo & Juliet extra

re: Romeo & Juliet extra
By hummingbird
On Fri Nov 27, 2015 07:39 AM
Congratulations, that'll be amazing to see the dancing that close up. Let us know who you get to appear on stage with when you know won't you.
re: Romeo & Juliet extra
By Storm_Trouper
On Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:49 AM
Edited by Storm_Trouper (249942) on 2015-11-27 12:34:36
H'bird, since I have to help lift and carry off Tybalt at the end of Act 2, I go into the theatre early to do a small warm up at the barre, stretches, etc. On opening night I did this and there was just one other artist there stretching (I guess he wanted quiet since he could have been in the other studio closer to the stage where the rest of the company was all hanging out). So I got to warm up with the country's top danseur, the subject of the recent CBC program. :)

www.cbc.ca . . .
re: Romeo & Juliet extra
By hummingbird
On Fri Nov 27, 2015 01:28 PM
OMG you have no idea how jealous I am right now!
re: Romeo & Juliet extra
By SarahdncrPremium member
On Sat Nov 28, 2015 06:15 PM
Congrats!! That's soo neat!!

It's great to see when us ordinary adult recreational hobbyist's have a chance to get out on stage...even if is just for a short background/supernumerary stint!!
re: Romeo & Juliet extra
By Storm_Trouper
On Tue Dec 01, 2015 09:53 AM
Edited by Storm_Trouper (249942) on 2015-12-01 09:56:14
Edited by Storm_Trouper (249942) on 2015-12-01 09:58:25
Edited by Storm_Trouper (249942) on 2015-12-01 10:03:31
Sorry, here's the reference to the Renaissance...

m.youtube.com . . .

Behind the scenes...

What's very cool is for Act 1 there's a party scene where, as servants, we supers just stand off to the sides as so much 'movable scenary' while the company does this elaborate set of dances (sword, court jesters, ladies-in-waiting, pas de deux, etc) while the orchestra booms away and fabulous costumes swirl around under very bright lighting. Have to stand very still, so feet and legs start to feel like you wanna move. Best very close-up view that money can't buy and through all 9 performances.

m.youtube.com . . .

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Guardian review
www.theguardian.com . . .


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