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Which One Ashton Ballet Would You Pick to Survive?only one, folks


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#16 Charming_Lise

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 04:00 AM

La fille mal gardee. It's so lovely and funny.

There is another ballet by Ashton which is about a couple being married the housekeeper tries to stop it somehow.

Does anyone know what it's called.

Thanks.

#17 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:10 AM

If I were selfish, Scenes de Ballet, because for me it was the Rosetta Stone that helped me to at least begin to understand what Ashton was attempting. It's not a bad choice for history either.

#18 MakarovaFan

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:50 AM

Cinderella

#19 richard53dog

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:15 AM

Monotones

#20 Amy Reusch

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:43 AM

La Fille Mal Gardee because it's such a wonderful one to bring children to...

#21 Natalia

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:51 AM

A Month in the Country

#22 bart

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:42 AM

There is another ballet by Ashton which is about a couple being married the housekeeper tries to stop it somehow.

Does anyone know what it's called.

This is an intriguing puzzle. Does anyone have a suggestion?

#23 Alexandra

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:44 AM

There's a housekeeper and a mismatched young couple in "A Wedding Bouquet," but the housekeeper doesn't try to stop the wedding. I can't think of anything that exactly matches the description.

#24 dirac

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 12:12 PM

La Fille.

Thanks for resuscitating this thread, Charming_Lise. :clapping:

#25 Giannina

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:23 PM

Monotones II

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:53 PM

Giannina, you could keep Monotones II and get Monotones I as a freebie!

I want to see them all before I commit to one. :clapping:

#27 sandik

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 03:35 PM


There is another ballet by Ashton which is about a couple being married the housekeeper tries to stop it somehow.

Does anyone know what it's called.

This is an intriguing puzzle. Does anyone have a suggestion?


It sounds early to me -- maybe The Lord of Burleigh?

#28 Giannina

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:45 PM

I don't think I've ever seen Monotones I scheduled. I'd see it if I got a chance, but most say II is better. It's hard to beat perfection. Thanks for the freebie none the less.

Giannina

#29 Paul Parish

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:13 AM

This is hard -- it's between the white Monotones and Fille for me. Opposite ends of hte spectrum -- Monotones almost completely moonlit, and Fille almost completely sunny.

But Fille wins -- since it also has a sense of the uncanny, brought in mostly by Alain, the holy fool, and also by the incredible inventiveness that lurks around every corner. One amazing idea after another -- and NOTHING ever goes on too long. And such an incredible wicked but still gentle sense of the thingsthat happen behind your back, the things other people can see about you that you can't see yourself, but (in htis ballet) they don't use it against you. And the tiny roles that can be made wonderful: I once saw Eric Hoisington make the notary into an dazzling piece of stagecraft. And David Bintley was the greatest Widow Simone I ever saw, better than Holden -- ridng in the cart on the way to the picnic, he looked back and forth from Lise to Alain, Lise, Alalin, pointing that huge nose of his at the one and then at the other, and you knew already that that mother was not going to let her daughter marry an idiot, no matter how rich he was.

#30 chrisk217

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:39 AM

Symphonic Variations


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