Choreographer of Arena Ballet's "Talisman"
Posted 16 April 2006 - 05:05 PM
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 07:00 AM
most probably the whole of this 1990s ballet was tailored around fracci, who danced opposite alessandro molin in one perf. i know of.
Posted 17 April 2006 - 08:07 AM
Talisman - chor. Paul Chalmer, music Riccardo Drigo
Presentation of Arena Ballet Company in Padua, Italy
March 16, 1997 (and possibly other performances)
Niriti (a goddess) - Carla Fracci
Nouredin (principal male role - a warrior, in love with Niriti) - Stephane Fournial
Vayou (God of the Winds, who accompanies Niriti to earth) - Alessandro Molin
Amravati - Ileana Citaristi
Damayanti - Simona Mangani
The ballet also featured an Eastern Indian Folk-Dance ensemble, if one can imagine the ankle-bells, finger-cymbals & drums playing concurrently with Drigo's traditional European-ballet tunes!
Chalmer seems to be a 'young Lacotte' of sorts, having also staged/"revived" La Fille du Danube and La Gitana for Arena Ballet. I'm not sure if he has continued the Lacottish trend since taking over Leigzig Ballet in spring 2005. The Leipzig troupe, like most German companies outside Berlin or Stuttgart, focuses on contemporary ballet & is not likely to sponsor antique reconstructions...but one never knows.
Posted 17 April 2006 - 10:55 AM
Ever see La Meri's staging of Act II Swan Lake in Bharata Natyam style? It was a hoot, and only lost a little bit of currency for having been (loosely) based on the Denham Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production.
Posted 28 November 2007 - 06:37 PM
I haven't seen it but I would love to see it. Does some group have a tape they rent out?
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