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Dear ABT: revival requests


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#1 Alexandra

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 10:17 AM

Sveiglar posted on another thread, asking if the company was ever going to do Petrushka again. I can't answer that, but I thought it might be interesting to have a place where people could put what they'd like to see revived. Casting suggestions welcome! You never know....

Petrushka is candidate number one.

#2 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 11:12 AM

Tudor's Romeo and Juliet!!! :devil:

#3 Alexandra

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 11:39 AM

Ah, wouldn't that be nice? There was a lot of comment when Baryshnikov brought in MacMillan's that that represented a sea change for the company, a real break from Tudor, as it as unlikely that both ballets would be in repertory. Also there's the issue that audiences who love the MacMillan will find the Tudor, well, different :devil:

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 12:03 PM

Do these have to be from ABT's old rep?

In no particular order:

Pavilion d'Armide
Ashton's R&J (imagine ABT having three productions of that ballet)
Galatea
Esmeralda
Nijinsky's Rite of Spring (Yes, I know Joffrey's already done it), and also his "tennis" ballet--I forget the title
Pas de Quatre

#5 Kristen

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 01:35 PM

How about bringing back Gaite Parisienne and Great Galloping Gottschalk? Both such fun and the Gottschalk is great for a City Center sized stage. Also haven't seen Makarova's version of Paquita is many a year.

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 02:31 PM

Les Sylphides
La Sylphide
Gala Performance
Romeo & Juliet - Tudor - (I saw it in the late 70s and loved it.)

Hans, the Nijinsky/tennis ballet is "Jeux." ABT could rent the sets and costumes from Joffrey. :devil: Joffrey performed "Jeux" at Kennedy Center two years ago.

Victoria, did ABT ever perform "Prince Igor"?

Edited by glebb, 13 July 2003 - 02:36 PM.


#7 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 04:17 PM

Not to my knowledge, glebb. I think Ballet Russe may have been the only company who did that?

#8 Alexandra

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 04:20 PM

Chicago Opera Ballet did -- Nureyev danced in it. It may have been his American debut. (that's my memory without checking)

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 04:24 PM

I'll have to ask Ann Barzel if she filmed it.
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#10 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 06:51 PM

I don't expect a lost masterpiece, but I wouldn't mind seeing what Helen of Troy by David Lichine looked like. It was a big part for Jerry Robbins and popular in its day.

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 08:11 PM

I vote for Les Patineurs.

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 09:16 PM

Ah yes, Leigh, Helen of Troy was totally fun. Cynthia Gregory, Bruce Marks & the cutest lamb on the planet: Susan Jones, now ballet mistress. Also Eliot Feld in the Hermes role.

Murphy, Carreno. Sarawanee Tanatanit as the lamb & maybe Lopez or Salstein as Hermes?

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 11:14 PM

I need a La Sylphide :D , but I really don't think ABT has anyone right now who'd do a wonderful Sylph :crying:. Jameses they have, but . . . :shrug:

#14 Alexandra

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Posted 14 July 2003 - 06:44 AM

If we're going to have Helen of Troy, then we must have Bluebeard. And Aleko. How can you not revive works made on the company by Fokine and Massine?

#15 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 14 July 2003 - 07:08 AM

At this point, I wish I had seen Undertow when it was revived a few years ago. I wouldn't mind seeing Aleko and Bluebeard et al and getting a picture of the company from the 40s.


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