May 16, 2013
This is a new blog series where I’ll give you a link to a YouTube performance I find inspiring and you tell me what you think. Do you like it? Why? If you don’t, why? Let’s compare notes!
Mid-way through Ashton’s A Month in the Country, Natalia Petrovna (Lynn Seymour) and Beliaev (Anthony Dowell) dance passionately as they admit their forbidden love to the hauntingly beautiful music of Chopin. She is married, he is the tutor to her children. Her daughter, who loves Beliaev, happens upon them and calamity ensues. I saw them do this at the Met and can never forget their performances in this beautifully choreographed work by Frederick Ashton. Plus, Dowell would always flash his gorgeous smile when taking bows in front of the curtain. Ah, the glory days of ballet at the Met!
Seymour & Dowell in Month
Seymour in Month