Petipa's The Daughter Of The Pharaoh
Posted 12 October 2003 - 10:09 AM
How would one go about reviving a lost ballet? If notation of the ballet is available I assume that would be a big start. What other resources would you use?
In one of my ballet books is a picture of Michael Mordkin as Ta-Hor and Anna Pavova as Aspicia that has fueled my imagination of this ballet. It seems to have had many on the qualities that make me love La Bayadere so much; exotic locales, fanciful costumes and stretches of pure classical dance. Any additional information on this ballet would be appreciated.
Posted 12 October 2003 - 10:24 AM
Posted 12 October 2003 - 01:10 PM
as i understand it, far more of the old ballet's choreography can be re-staged than what lacotte chose to do.
regarding mordkin, if he was in gorsky's prod. it was somewhat changed by the moscow choreographer from what petipa had arranged, and among other things the leading character who was called aspicia in petipa's version was renamed bint-anta in gorsky's. so perhaps that's the role pavlova danced opposite mordkin, unless he was guesting opposite the ballerina in st. petersburg.
a good start to retrieving and then staging any of these historic works would be to translate into english the various books in russian that deal w/ them at some length.
Posted 13 October 2003 - 01:55 AM
The Lacotte version will be seen in Paris in January and possibly in London in the summer when the Bolshoi appears at Covent Garden.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 01:29 PM
I've always been interested in "La Fille du Pharaon" because of the Kschessinska/ Balanchine connection, and I've been interested in Rosati because it is my understanding she replaced Grahn in "Pas Des Deesses" after the first few performances.
Posted 01 November 2003 - 02:53 AM
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