Written October 25, 2014
Introductions were clumsy and pathetic, our audience laughed out loud. The interviews were no different. But most concerning was the bland; faded and thin projected images; like watching from the wrong side of the screen.
I kept wondering why, considering the current “state of the art. The women next to me complained about the sound; “it’s all coming from the front”! The high production values of this ballet were simply washed away by the poor quality of the recording.
Also annoyed by the frequent references to “live 3D”; which confused our audience; I overheard several people express confusion on this point, since we were watching a 2D version! I couldn’t help but wonder if the 3D version was as bland and thin as the 2D version and how especially disappointing that would have been.
Finally, there were 2 15 minute intermissions, followed by 5 or 10 minutes of a tedious shot of the audience; leaving us, the actual audience, very restless!
Written May 04, 2016
From what I understood, the performance was being broadcast LIVE from Russia. When I checked our local 6:30 (EST) against Russia's current time, it was 2:30 in the morning for them. I know the Russians love their ballet but I doubt they would attend one that early in the morning just to make it work for us American's schedule. Ok, so if it wasn't LIVE, why did we have to endure 1.It didn't start on time. We got to look at a looped trivia questions screen until close to 7. We could hear the crowd murmering noises in the background but no video. 2.There were two 15 minute intermissions. Why? I've sat thru all 3 of the Lord of the Rings extended version movies(seperately of course) without a problem.
The actual performance : Excellent. Video: eh - not very clear IMHO. I was expecting the visuals to really POP! The trailer I watched on my computer monitor were crisper. Sound: Not loud enough- I even asked the manager to turn it up during one of the breaks-he didn't. total score: 7
Written June 27, 2016
The poor sound took away from the amazing performance:
Bravo to Mariinsky Ballet!
Boo to Edwards Theaters Houston Marq*E!
Written June 07, 2013
The ballet was just beautiful. And the mini-interviews with dancers and the Mistro were nice. Not too long and just enough information and insight into the ballet. I will definitely take advantage of this type of performance again. This theater didn't show it in 3D but it was still beautiful. I would like to see it in 3D sometime to see if there was a big difference.
Written June 13, 2013
The ballet was wonderful. The venue at Vail is perfect. The audio part of the ballet was