Posted 07 March 2003 - 12:44 PM
Posted 07 March 2003 - 12:57 PM
Posted 07 March 2003 - 01:05 PM
-Little introduction for the pas de six
-Pas de six.Adagio.Petit allegro.
-Variations of the fairies
-Coulante and Fleur de farine
So that means Petipa himslef makes it a pas de six with seven fairies: six fairies and the lilac fairy.
Posted 07 March 2003 - 01:11 PM
Posted 07 March 2003 - 01:25 PM
Which other fairy? The other one dancing the second variation? In the Nureyev version, the lilac fairy doesn't dance at all in the pas de six and there are seven fairies dancing the adagio and the coda, and they each dance a variation except two of them who have to dance together. From what I understand, the original has seven fairies (six and lilac) dancing the six variations but there is nothing about the adagio and the coda, so I don't know if the lilac fairy danced them too or not. I don't suppose so, other wise Petipa would have just called it a pas de sept.
Posted 07 March 2003 - 01:31 PM
Posted 07 March 2003 - 01:40 PM
Posted 07 March 2003 - 01:43 PM
Posted 07 March 2003 - 03:00 PM
I actually prefer the choreography that emphasizes that the Lilac Fairy is one of a group--the most important member, perhaps, but not self-sufficient. Remember, all the other fairies give important gifts, too!
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