Sleeping Beauty: Florine, part 2who changed the STEPS?
Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:27 PM
There's another difference in the variations, though -- in the Sergeyev version, she hops on pointe while folding the working leg through from croise devant to efface arabesque. In the Russian version, she enveloppes the working leg to retire, then steps onto that foot and lifts the OTHER leg into croise derierre .
Who is responsible for the Russian choreography? Others may disagree, but personally I find it fussy: rhythmically and pictorially much less lovely.
Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:10 AM
Posted 06 December 2005 - 03:36 PM
Just thinking aloud, perhaps the confusion that Florine is a bird started because of the hand-fluttering?
Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:05 PM
I think that you're correct about the confounding of human and avian characteristic, Hans.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 03:07 AM
I noticed that Kirov version (as danced by Pankova; Asylmulatova is Aurora), Pankova does not do any hand fluterring; only listens, BUT she wears a feather on her head!! Why should she wear a feather if she is not a bird at all, but a princess with no "avian characteristics" (as Mr. Mel so funnily expresses)???
Posted 08 December 2005 - 10:52 AM
Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:48 PM
Most of the ladies in a 19th-century audience would have been wearing feather headdresses, etc. -- so ... why not?
Why should she wear a feather if she is not a bird at all, but a princess with no "avian characteristics" (as Mr. Mel so funnily expresses)???
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