Carnival in Venice
Posted 17 July 2003 - 03:40 AM
Posted 17 July 2003 - 03:48 AM
Posted 17 July 2003 - 03:54 AM
Posted 17 July 2003 - 07:45 AM
in any case it looks mighty precarious on the dowell/collier video - collier stands delicately on the gossamer scarf and is pulled a little distance on it by dowell before he ends the rather brief restaging of this 'magical' effect.
still that picture of nikitina and gerdt is a treasure, and repeats a seemingly traditional effect, pictured, for instance, in lynn garafola's 'petipa diaries': it shows fokine whisking karsavina on a net in 'the fisherman and the pearl' pas de deux from 'the king's command.' (incidentally this may have been karsavina's debut role at the maryinsky.)
Posted 17 July 2003 - 10:18 AM
That scarf moment in the Royal Ballet video is rather unnerving. Is it still performed that way? This is perhaps the only case in which I like the Balanchine version more--the ballerina always looks much more secure with someone to hold onto, even though she is on one leg.
Posted 17 July 2003 - 11:14 AM
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