Posted 11 March 2003 - 03:57 AM
Has anyone seen the Washington Ballet (pre-National Ballet of Washington) version, with Mimi Paul as the doomed Naiad?
Posted 20 July 2003 - 01:00 PM
Glebb, I think there may have been some discussion of Ondine when it was revived. You might want to do a search on the Royal Ballet forum. It was interesting that when the ballet was new, people felt that the music was unsuited to the theme -- expecting Ashton to make an old-fashioned, neo-romantic ballet. Fifty years later, many felt that the music and choreography were fine, it was the fussy designs that made the ballet seem dated.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 06:37 AM
Posted 21 July 2003 - 07:39 AM
I like Alexandra's recollection of dancers as waves. I am also curious about the famous shadow dance. The original Ondine was Cerrito, correct? I seem to remember reading that she did her own choreography.
We discuss many ballets here and "Ondine" seems a bit of a mystery. B)
I'll try to get more out of Lynn Wallis this spring.
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