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How do you like your great classics?New poll


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#1 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 08:20 AM

This topic has been discussed here quite often in the past, but now is your chance to give your opinion about it in the new For Ballet Lovers Only poll: How do you like your great classics: authentic or updated? Or more specifically: How do you like the Mariinsky's reconstructions of Petipa's Sleeping Beauty (1890) and La Bayadère (1900) by S. Vikharev?

http://users.skynet.be/ballet-lovers/

Thank you for participating! :(

#2 Hans

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 08:23 AM

I am pleased to have the privilege of being the first voter :(

I voted very much, but keep the previous versions in the repertoire because of the dubious accuracy of certain parts of the reproductions.

#3 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 08:26 AM

I know, thank you Hans! :(

#4 Alexandra

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 10:27 AM

I'd vote to keep the designs and the general mis-en-scene (and balance among processions, classical and character dancing, mime) and fix the inauthentic bits and stylistic anomalies. I'd nominate Doug Fullington to help out there :(

Edited by Alexandra, 22 September 2003 - 10:29 AM.


#5 carbro

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 11:31 AM

The best option for my opinion was missing, so I voted that originals are "good to see once." I would have voted for "show updated but keep 'original' around for occasional viewing." I am not, however, in favor of updating by jettisoning all mime. Mime is the relief against which the dancing gains dimension. Too many updates seem unaware of that vital element.

#6 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 12 October 2003 - 05:57 AM

This poll has now been closed. Many thanks to all who participated! :thumbsup:

The majority of the voters (almost 37 %) enjoys the authentic versions but thinks that the updated versions should be kept in the repertory as well.
20 % likes the authentic versions even better than the updated ones, but also 20 % finds that they turn the classics into heavy handed museum pieces, while another 16 % finds them interesting to see once for historic reasons, but not really essential.

The results can be checked out on http://users.skynet.be/ballet-lovers/

A new poll about the value of pantomime in the great classics is now online.
http://users.skynet.be/ballet-lovers/


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