A curtain-raiser for Giselle?
Posted 07 August 2005 - 05:38 PM
Posted 07 August 2005 - 08:00 PM
carbro, on Aug 7 2005, 08:35 PM, said:
But as you also point out, Baryshnikov had excised the PPD, so that Giselle wasn't "whole." One wonders why Tetley, and especially Voluntaries, has vanished from ABT. It was certainly a hit. Perhaps the problem is that it requires an organ? In any case, I'd like it back into the rep, even though I don't feel ABT's current version of Giselle needs an intro piece.
Posted 08 August 2005 - 08:00 AM
Posted 08 August 2005 - 09:23 AM
Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:04 AM
Giselle and Stravinsky Violin Concerto were enjoyable but made for a very long program, especially considering that Kudelka presented his "Contract" alone, even though it is just under 90 minutes and has no intermission.
Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:32 AM
Now, pairing The Cage with Giselle -- some would call that redundant!
Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:34 AM
rg, on Aug 8 2005, 05:23 PM, said:
Yup, I saw this at the The NJ Arts Center(it now has been privatized and has some other name) in Holmdel in early Summer 1969.
As I recall, in three nights I saw Fracci and Bruhn in Copellia and Giselle and Serrano and Fernandez in Swan Lake. I would have guessed that Pulcinella
Variations was a curtain raiser for Copellia, but I'm sure rg's memory is much more reliable than mine.
I saw all these dancers quite a few times, EXCEPT Toni Lander danced with Bruce Marks in Pulcinella and it was the only real ballerina role I saw her do. She retired pretty soon after that.
Would Lander have done Myrtha? I no longer have the program but it doesn't ring a bell
Edited by richard53dog, 08 August 2005 - 10:34 AM.
Posted 08 August 2005 - 11:42 AM
Posted 08 August 2005 - 01:37 PM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:50 PM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 10:49 AM
I once attended a program at NYCB of all-Balanchine, all-leotard ballets. They were great ballets (I think both Barocco and 4Ts were on the bill), but by the end, I was longing for pink tutus. Variety is important. That's why Petipa mixed character with classical, with processions and mime mixed in, to vary the mood and texture of his evening-length works.
Posted 12 August 2005 - 03:46 PM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:00 PM
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