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Kernesse in bruggesDivertissement 2nd act.


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#1 paul

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 05:22 AM

In the 2nd act of this ballet two different Divertissements are beeing used. Does anyone know how this came about? Which of the two is beeing performed now? :thanks:

#2 Alexandra

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:25 AM

A ddivertissement was interpolated in the late 19th century (choreography by Carey, I believe; I forget whether it's Edouard or Gustav) that became part of the "traditional production." Dinna Bjorn rechoreographed it in 2000. It was not successful. Lloyd Riggins will be staging a new Kermesse this season. I don't know whether he'll go back to the old version or make another one himself.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 12:02 PM

Thank you for you reply.
And I just discovered all these articles in the "Link Section"!!!

#4 Alexandra

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 12:23 PM

There's more than you'll ever want to know about Bournonville coaching in those articles, paul :wub:

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 02:01 PM

I just saw the new Kermesse tonight. The Divertissement is closer in style to the pre-2000 one but not quite the same. It's certainly not the 2000 Bjorn version with harpsichord music.

The one tonight has a subtitle Psyche. Very anachreonic/mythological in filmy white toga-like garments. The male soloist in this section was SPECTACULAR - Andrew Bowman.

Does the subtitle "Psyche" ring a bell, Alexandra?

No mention in the programme notes about any choreographer besides Bournonville. So it's by Bournonville, we assume?

I'll get to reviewing the new 'Kermesse' & 'Ventana' productions tomorrow. Not totally felicitous.....sometimes downright bizarre..... Hint: 'Ventana' is now set in the Prado Museum! This is not a joke. Another hint: 'Kermesse' appears, at first, to be set in Santa Fe, New Mexico (or similar sunny desert town with adobe houses).

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 04:15 PM

Psyche rings no bells, and I haven't read or heard who choreographed the new divertissement. The divertissement in the 1979 Festival production was a post-Bournonville interpolation in Bournonville style by Carey.

I'll await your report with interest, Natalia!

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:34 AM

From one review I've read, I gather that the divertissement is the Carey one with a new name and new costumes. (It was once referred to as "the yellow pas de deux".) Yes, Natalia, definitely not the one from the 2000 production.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 02:00 AM

It is the Carey back in use, but ohh those costumes

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:08 AM

Thank you for cleariing that up, Effy! I'm glad they're using the Carey again. I think I'd be with you on the costumes :)


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