information about "Orphee" please?
Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:09 AM
Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:22 AM
It is an "opéra dansé" and it is sung in German, which is not the original version (sung in French or in Italian).
The comparison between Pina Bausch and Balanchine..., well, I think it should be very difficult, because there is no common point at all between both. Pina Bausch's work is neither classical nor neo-classical. This is modern-contemporary dance, she has a rather dark vision of the world (influenced by german expressionism), but it is always very emotional.
Posted 16 April 2005 - 02:17 PM
From what I have read about that work, it's definitively very dark. It's divided in four sections: the mourning, the fierceness, the peace and the death.
The goal of PB was to exploring the great pain of the dramatis personae, teared between their double sides, the "one-dancing" and the "one singing".
I think we can't compare PB and Balanchine, that's just so different. But the experience may be quite interesting, even if you aren't a fan of contemporary dance.
Posted 16 April 2005 - 06:26 PM
I wasn't really looking for comparisons to Balanchine but admit I am intrigued by the issue since I love Chaconne, particularly the music--and dislike Orpheus, particularly the music. Since Bausch used the Gluck score, that is another point in favor of seeing it.
I do prefer ballet to modern dance, but am always game to see something that I haven't had exposure to--I love Mark Morris and don't really like much of Trisha Brown but feel that I needed to see Brown to know that I don't like her, and any reason to go to the glorious Garnier is well worth it, so I think my daughter and I will go. She'll be winding up her semester in Europe and I am meeting her to help her carry everything that she has collected home. More fun than having her ship her stuff!!!!
Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:48 AM
Orphée: Kader Belarbi or José Martinez or Yann Bridard
Eurydice: Marie-Agnès Gillot or Eleonora Abbagnato or Alice Renavand
Amour: Miteki Kudo or Muriel Zusperreguy or Charlotte Ranson
No other precisions on POB website concerning the dates for each cast .
Later on, there will be Nureyev "Romeo and Juliet" at the Opera Bastille (June 25th-July 14th) and a Roland Petit Triple Bill at Garnier:Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, Carmen, L'Arlésienne (July 2nd-July 16th). Don't miss Elisabeth Maurin's farewell on June 29th as Juliet (with Manuel Legris)!
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