The Spindle Scene, Act I
Posted 25 July 2005 - 06:40 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 06:55 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 08:00 PM
Ouch! I hope you're not pulling a guilt trip on me . I think I appreciate how much you love/d SB. But the event occurs at the official celebration of the princess' marriageability, right?
Oh goodness carbro...I don't think this is my favorite ballet anymore...
It's a SYMBOL. There's poetry there. Really.
Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:35 AM
Posted 26 July 2005 - 03:53 PM
I don't think we are a whole lot more preoccupied by sex, but I am very sure that we are less private about discussing it overtly and therefore don't allude to it through symbols and metaphors.
My grandfather was born in 1897, a bit before in vitro techniques were developed. SOMEONE was thinking about sex in 1896, if not 1895!
Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:17 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:56 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:01 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:05 PM
The purpose of this particular forum is to discuss ballets in depth, and that's what we're doing. From my point of view, this type of conversation is enjoyable because I get to hear others' opinions and ideas as well as learn some of the history behind the ballet, which gives an already rich and detailed ballet an even greater depth and significance. Thus, I feel that such knowledge allows me to more fully, as you said, "...enjoy the freaking ballet!"
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:09 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:10 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:15 PM
In SB, the Rose Adagio is different from the Vision Scene. Not because the steps are different, but because one is a teen on the brink of womanhood and the other is a figment of Desire's imagination. Great Auroras show the difference.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:20 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 02:10 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 02:14 PM
What a lovely gesture to give out the flowers.
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