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Ballets danced to Mendelsohnn's symphonies?

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#1 silvy


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Posted 11 March 2004 - 04:59 AM


I wondered if someone would tell if there are ballets danced to Mendelssohn's symphonies (especially the "Italian" and the "Scottish"). I only know the Balanchine's "Scottish Symphony", but surely there are other ones, by other choreographers?

Just curious - it happens that I find the music very apt for dancing, so I would be surprised if some other choreographers had not been tempted to put a hand on them?


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Posted 11 March 2004 - 05:10 AM

Peter Martins did a ballet called Capriccio Italienne (sp?) back in the 80s. Probably to the Italian Symphony and of course, there are the ballets to Midsummer.

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 02:57 PM

"Capriccio Italien" was to the famous Tchaikovsky work of that title. I don't know that NYCB ever did a ballet to the Italian Symphony. I don't know if any major choreographer made a durable work to that music. Of course, in Midsummer, there's three movements of his early String Symphony #9 used for the divertissement.

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