Sweet, cute and happy ballets?What ballets other then La fille mal gardee?
Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:06 PM
Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:57 PM
Luckily for all of us, the human spirit has a remarkable drive to triumph over its circumstances. I see no reason to criticize, for example, the extravagant luxury of the Astaire-Rogers films which were made during the dark days of the Depression. They provided, most likely, a necessary cheerful fantasy to relieve the hardship of daily life.
Nor do I mean to compare the Depression to the Stalinist purges. The suffering of one pales beside the suffering of the other, which were acts of human intention. But I stand by my point.
Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:15 PM
When I watch old Soviet films, I of course am filled with admiration for the incredible beauty and grace of the wonderful dancers, but that's tinged with a bit of regret that they were often dancing in old-fashioned productions that deliberately placed limits on emotions and storylines. Nowadays the Bolshoi's repertoire is probably nearly as diverse adventurous as the NYCB's, and that's a beautiful thing.
Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:46 AM
Posted 09 January 2008 - 09:53 AM
I will keep an eye open for that one as well. Paris would be nice.
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