Jump to content

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you agree to accept cookies, unless you've opted out. (US government web page with instructions to opt out: http://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.shtml)

Desire's AdagioDoes he have additional music?

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 jllaney



  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 84 posts

Posted 04 May 2005 - 11:22 AM

I was wondering if anyone could clarify a little on the history of Desire and additional dances he has in Act II. My frame of reference is The Royal Ballet version where Solymosi dances a slower version of the Sarabande. I think it was a wonderful addition to that production and I love the choreography but I was reading a post about the POB version of SB and a few people had made reference to a 7 minute dance(I think it was Legris on the video) and the reaction seemed generally unfavorable. Is it now or has it always been an acceptable part of the staging to give the prince an additional dance? And if so, what piece of music is used?

#2 carbro


    Late Board Registrar

  • Rest in Peace
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,361 posts

Posted 04 May 2005 - 11:28 AM

Isn't that another Nureyev interpolation?

#3 Natalia


    Diamonds Circle

  • Foreign Correspondent
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,217 posts

Posted 04 May 2005 - 11:43 AM

The Bolshoi Ballet's current version, staged by Yuri Grigorovich, includes a vivid 'entrance dance' for Prince Desire, in the early part of Act II. I read somewhere that the choreography for that particular solo is by Vladimir Vasiliev. I don't recall the exact title of the music but it's the same that is used at the Kirov-Mariinsky for the 'Blind Man's Bluff' segment.

#4 richard53dog


    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,401 posts

Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:20 PM

Isn't that another Nureyev interpolation?


Carbro ,

I assumed that these are Nureyev interpolations. Actually I like the video of the POB Sleeping Beauty a lot, but the Vision Scene seems all pulled apart by the different solos that Florimund has, particularly the last sequence, diagonally across the stage.

And is it supposed to be a joke that after Florimund wakes Aurora up he's hiding in a cluster of female dancers? Aurora has to pull the group apart to find him, almost like a reverse of Siegfied looking for Odette in all the clusters of Swans in Act 4.

I have to saw though that other than some of the extra Florimund stuff in Act 2, I really like this POB version, I wish they would release it in the US.

Occasionally we come across Chinese bootlegs but they are hit and miss quality wise.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases. (If it doesn't appear below, your computer's or browser's adblockers may have blocked display):