The names of the fairies?
Posted 08 October 2007 - 10:28 AM
Posted 08 October 2007 - 10:39 AM
Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:32 AM
Thank you very much.Very good;-) Now I have to match the names and the dancers.Canari is the yellow one with a feather and Violente is maybe the one who points his index around....I'm gonna check:-)
Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:18 PM
Fairy of Beauty
Fairy of Temperament
Fairy of Purity
Fairy of Joy
Fairy of Wit
Fair of Generosity
The Mariinsky Ballet's program (for the Sergeyev version) lists the fairies as:
Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:21 PM
since that time, even with productions that attempted to re-stage petipa's choreography faithfully, the names for the individual good fairies (or fairy godmothers) have changed variously to suit the companies putting on the ballet in their individual locales.
the chart given as an attachment here is from DANCE AND DANCERS in 1967 and indicates the variety of names used during the 20th century.
the copy of the chart scanned here is from a press kit prepared for ABT's 1976 production of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY in mary skeaping's staging.
since then, there have been further productions, at ABT and elsewhere, with each tending to provide a list of fairy names that are felt to belong to the current production in question - only the lilac fairy and the fairy carabosse tend to retain their names consistently from production.
[re: this scan, as i have said, for some reason i am unable to generate .txt scans that are not huge files, so i've done this 'text' as a 'normal' .jpg scan and i hope it's readable.]
Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:36 PM
Posted 08 October 2007 - 01:30 PM
It is fascinating to read that "They are listed in the order of dancing their solos; all these productions play the music in the same order."
Some are easily correlated, like "carefree" and "light heartedness," but others are very different takes on the same music -- Tenderness/Chastity, Courage/Laughter -- and others are interesting extensions: joy to high spirits (to "temperament" in the Hynd), and there's a difference between bounty (getting) and generosity (giving). (Of course the former can make the latter possible.)
Posted 08 October 2007 - 02:57 PM
If Miettes qui Tombent is bountiful, like a harvest, I take it as a synonym for generous.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 03:02 AM
Candide - Fairy of Purity
Coulante - Fairy of vitality
The Breadcrumb Fairy - Fairy of Generosity
Canary - Fairy of Eloquence
Violente - Fairy of Passion
The Lilac Fairy - Fairy of wisdom
and of course, Carabosse.
These seem to be pretty much in accordance with the various names from rg's scan, but easier for the audience to understand than the original names?
Posted 25 July 2008 - 03:14 AM
Posted 25 July 2008 - 03:41 AM
kind of a chatty fairy, i suppose...
Posted 25 July 2008 - 03:47 AM
Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:44 PM
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