"Le Combat" By William DollarQuestion about the ballet
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:11 PM
April 11-12, 2008 at 7:30 pm
A mixed repertory of works by Antony Tudor, plus William Dollar's Le Combat
and a premiere by Matthew Neenan.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:01 AM
Didn't Dennis Wayne's short-lived company do it in the late '70s, too? I think I may have seen it there.
Pittsburgh Ballet did it as late as 1986-88. The complete ballet. Not fun to dance, btw!
And I believe Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet (under Tallchief) did it in the late 70s/early 80s as well--I remember hearing from a friend who was involved in excruciating rehearsals for it. (Which makes me ask, since most of the old Chicago rep was based on her personal repertory experience, did Tallcheif ever dance it?)
Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:32 AM
Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:55 PM
This are pics from one of the performances from 2005.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:20 AM
I put The Duel on my wish-list on an earlier thread (late 2007) and Leigh replied, as follows:
Le Combat - or the Duel - I saw for the first time this year; New York Theatre Ballet performed it. I think it is also being done in December in Buenos Aires (I noticed it a year ago on the schedule of the Teatro Colon - though being performed "in exile" as the Colon is closed for renovations)
Here's a video of a pdd from this ballet performance: I'm not sure of the company -- is it the NY Theater Ballet? Tancred, the Cristian Crusader, has fatally wounded Clorinda, in who has masked herself and fought in in a duel. The story comes from Tasso's long 16th century poem, translated in English as Jerusalem Delivered. Walter Terry, quoted in Rep in Review, wrote: "The death scene is touchingly realized; the placement of the mortal wound, the unmasking of the girl,k the comprehension and despaire of the Crusader who has caused the death of the beloeved, are all realized in unpretentious but highlyi expressional dance terms."
Here are still photos from that New York Theatre Ballet production:
Here's Kansas City Ballet's page on the ballet:
Here are Melissa Hayden and Francisco Moncion in an early performance (1949 or 1950) by NYCB. I can imagine how great Hayden, one of the most expressive dancers I've ever seen, must have been in this role. I don't know if it was revived, but I never saw it at NYCB, much to my regret.
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:33 PM
Id love to see ABT revive this.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:50 PM
I seem to remember seeing this with ABT ca 1970 with Lupe Serrano not long before she retired. My memories are pretty dim though .
ABT ll did it probably in the mid to late 70's and it was popular in regional companies for a while around that time.
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