If you could only save one ballet.....
Posted 23 January 2004 - 04:43 PM
If this thread summons this fate though, I blame you Alexandra. 200 years and we're down to just five Bournonville ballets. . .(happily, recording ballets has gotten more thorough since that time)
Posted 23 January 2004 - 05:26 PM
My Worst Nightmare about Balanchine is that he will lurch into the 22nd century represented by The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Slaughter, Tschaipas (its 22nd century name; they think it has something to do with spicy tea) and the Agon pas de deux.
Posted 23 January 2004 - 05:44 PM
Posted 23 January 2004 - 08:18 PM
:speechless: Scary indeed! But thanks to the Balanchine Foundation, you can sleep soundly, at least as far as the Balanchine legacy is concerned.
My Worst Nightmare about Balanchine is that he will lurch into the 22nd century represented by The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Slaughter, Tschaipas . . . and the Agon pas de deux.
What is so amazing about the list compiled by the posters is that each ballet named is a unique treasure. Aren't we lucky to have them all! At least for now.
Oh, and in honor of Mr. B's love for those of the feline persuasion: :cat:
Posted 23 January 2004 - 10:18 PM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 06:20 AM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 06:21 PM
Thank you, Alexandra.
I wonder if I would want to save my favorite, or something historically more important?
Actually, it's clear to me, if all the rest had to die, I'd save Symphony in C, and Barocco too if I could.
Posted 25 January 2004 - 12:45 PM
After that come Symphony in C and Violin Cto.
Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:36 PM
Interesting proposition, ATM, but wouldn't you miss the Elysian Fields quality imparted by the white?
Concerto Barocco---but it MUST be performed in black leotards . . .
Your condition led me to imagine Agon in white, and it just doesn't happen. Even in my mind, it fizzles.
Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:40 PM
Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:52 PM
I sort of gave myself a mental exercise, because I do like the lighter quality of the white in Barocco. But Agon needs not only the black, but the contrast of the black and white in the sections where the whole cast is on stage.
Posted 25 January 2004 - 05:45 PM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:34 PM
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