Aleksandar Antonijevic

Rating: NNNNNwhen the tights fit Until recently, it was easy to spot Aleksandar Antonijevic on the National Ballet stage. "I'm known.


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when the tights fit

Until recently, it was easy to spot Aleksandar Antonijevic on the National Ballet stage. “I’m known as the white tights guy,” says the troupe’s resident prince, the one with the regal bearing and technique needed for the classical repertoire’s most demanding roles. But in his newest part, he’s donning trousers and boots for the premiere of Jean-Pierre Perreault’s The Comforts Of Solitude. Working with the contemporary dance giant (best known for his work Joe) has been a challenge for the Yugoslavia-born star, who also revisits the role of Siegfried in the remount of James Kudelka’s Swan Lake and takes on the taxing Oberon in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream. Rumour has it Perreault saw Antonijevic and immediately cast him prominently in the ensemble work. “With Perreault, from day one the dance is about feeling and interaction, not about the steps. He keeps saying, “Don’t perform, just do it.'” Count on Antonijevic to make it look easy. See listings, this page. GS

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