24 March 2013

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons
chor. James Kudelka  (1997)
National Ballet of Canada
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
23 March 2013
with Guillaume Côté (The Man)

The choreography never excited me, and despite action on stage all four of Antonio Vivaldi’s  familiar  concerti can feel somewhat tedious. Certainly Guillaume performed well, and I liked him better than Rex Harrington, the original principal. My succinct comment on the piece is: 
Antonio Vivaldi's Le quattro stagioni (1723) — four concerti become in ballet a life journey from the vigour of youth to a troubled old age and ultimately death.