Sleeping Beauty, w/ Sylve, Dutch National Ballet
Posted 07 December 2004 - 11:30 PM
Posted 08 December 2004 - 11:46 AM
One other thing I like is that a lot of the music in Act II was kept and restored. Some versions tend to cut this out. (When the prince gets to the palace to try and find Aurora.)
Oooh, and I like the costumes too. I think that Caraboose's goblins costumes are cool! (creepy kind of)
Posted 15 December 2004 - 08:55 PM
Posted 16 December 2004 - 12:54 AM
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 01:20 PM
Would love to see it live also!
Posted 16 December 2004 - 02:10 PM
Posted 27 December 2004 - 10:33 AM
One thing I must add---the excerpt of Silve dancing 'Dewdrop' is worth the price of the DVD.
Posted 19 January 2005 - 02:58 PM
The costumes are stunning, if a bit too fussy. I liked the longer-length tutus. And Gael Lambiotte is really wonderful -- very handsome. The Vision Scene was lovely, although upon closer examination the corps' final lineup had some blemishes.
Highly recommended. I also LOVE the gorgeous photo of Olga Spessivtseva during the overture.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 10:41 AM
The funny thing is that the live-stage version of Swan Lake was very very beautiful (it literally took my breath away when I saw it) so I would expect that it is the same phenomenon with the Sleeping Beauty.
I just had a very hard time neglecting the whole oreangey-mass and concentrate on the dancing...
I definitely agree with those who didn't like the gown of the lilac fairy. I think those long sheets on her arms made her look like a scarecrow (forcing her to have har arms right out from the body all the time) more than a graceful and yet powerful fairy. Also, I suppose I have a different picture of the lilac fairy in my mind: a mild and kind fairy rather than a fairy with power.
I was actually more content with the extra material featuring an interview with Ms Sylve.
Sometimes the reality doesn't meet up with expectations I suppose and in this case I had set too high expectations
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