JACOBY AND PRONK IN LIGHTFOOT LEON'S SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU

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Photo by Bill Cooper of the mesmerizing Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk in Lightfoot Leon’s spellbinding Softly as I Leave You, which is on both Morphoses programs (currently at City Center) and which I’ve been going on about in my last post, here, and earlier here.

And look — finally an American critic has something good to say about it!!

Says Lisa Jo Sagolla of Backstage magazine, “Lightfoot Leon’s Softly as I Leave You, a stunningly inventive duet involving a frightening coffinlike wooden box, is so fiercely emotional that its impact is universally chilling.”

I couldn’t find any YouTube clips of Jacoby and Pronk in Softly but, if you’re unfamiliar with them, here are a couple of others I found: the first a sexy little music video and the second is of them rehearsing with Mia Michaels.

Review coming soon of Program B, which includes Christopher Wheeldon’s new Rhapsody Fantaisie, which I liked.

5 Comments

  1. AnneCoburnWhitmore

    I love the music that comes in during the last minute of the Rehearsal video – just beautiful. [I have been having hearing problems for the last seven, eight months now (my left ear gets very little), and hearing gorgeous music, listening, being able to hear it, really means *so much* more to me now…now that it is becoming apparent that I might lose it. I appreciate music, sounds, voices so much more these days. Interestingly, during a migraine (as I'm having tonight :(), I seem to be able to hear a bit better?! … but dancing?! is pretty much impossible during one ;).] I know how you suffer, and I hope yours are few and far between!!

    Thank you, as always, for your wonderful, thoughtful, inspired and inspiring posts! :) Anne W.

  2. AnneCoburnWhitmore

    PS: Happy Halloween! :)

  3. That picture is eerily beautiful. Btw, I was in NY this past weekend! Unfortunately I did not have that much non-dancing time otherwise I would have contacted you to hang out. I did get to meet Yulia tho :)

  4. Thanks you guys! Sorry I'm been so lame about responding to comments lately … and blogging. So cool you got to meet Yulia, Shim! Anne, sorry to hear about your migraine — I hope it's better now. I get them too, sometimes for days. It is really weird how your senses are heightened during one, right?! I hope your hearing is okay too! are you going to a doctor about it? Sometimes my hearing readjusts in one ear for the duration of the migraine and I'll have decreased hearing for a while, but then it goes back to normal. I wonder if yours are related to migraines too?

    My book should be out soon :) I'll post it on the blog when it is. Thank you for asking, Anne :)

  5. SwanLakeSambaGirl

    Thanks you guys! Sorry I'm been so lame about responding to comments lately … and blogging. So cool you got to meet Yulia, Shim! Anne, sorry to hear about your migraine — I hope it's better now. I get them too, sometimes for days. It is really weird how your senses are heightened during one, right?! I hope your hearing is okay too! are you going to a doctor about it? Sometimes my hearing readjusts in one ear for the duration of the migraine and I'll have decreased hearing for a while, but then it goes back to normal. I wonder if yours are related to migraines too?

    My book should be out soon :) I'll post it on the blog when it is. Thank you for asking, Anne :)

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