Bayana and Angara RiverWhat is the story these ballets are based on?
Posted 08 July 2007 - 06:37 PM
Stars of the Russian Ballet
Volume two, chapter three
"BAYANA" / 1984 year shooting / - 5'45". Music: Vila-Lobos / Choreography: L.Lebedeva NATALIA BOLSHAKOVA and VADIM GULYAEV
Volume two, chapter four
6. "ANGARA RIVER" / 1979 year shooting / - 3'52" Music: A.Ashpay / Choreography: Y.Grigorovitch /1976/ LYUDMILA SEMENYAKA and BORIS AKIMOV
Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:11 AM
The full article is about the composer Andre Eshpai.
"The Angara" is a poetic story about the life of young workers building a giant electric power station on the river Angara in Siberia. It's one the few ballets of artistic value devoted to modern life.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 03:37 AM
Posted 01 November 2007 - 11:46 PM
And if I'm any judge of transliteration from Roman letters to Cyrillic and then back again, I'll bet "Bayana" is Heitor Villa-Lobos "Bachianas Brasilieras". If length is any indicator, then this could be #5, which has been used by several choreographers.
Thanks so much Scherzo for the article. And Mel, you are right -- the music is the Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras #5!
I will keep digging though, perhaps Bayana is based on a legend. If anyone is interested the clip is on youtube now.
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