"When Things Go Wrooong"(Stage disasters. What, who, when...)
Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:03 AM
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:35 AM
I know there is at least one video of ballet bloopers out there—does anyone know of it? It may be a Russian video. I remember it had lots of uninteresting falls and such, but also things like a dancer doing a circle of jete en tournant and getting wound up in a curtain and having to stop to move backward and unwind himself before continuing on.
This is not the video you're thinking of, but it features Dmitri Gudanov of the Bolshoi in a series of minor accidents. I love the first one (Giselle).
Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:45 AM
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:38 AM
I know this particular glitch has occurred in almost every theater where they have some kind of transport other than your feet -- boats, carts, carriages -- whatever.
Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:28 PM
But back to the funny ones, I know that the little donkey in "Union Jack" has left deposits onstage at various times. And once, in "Mozartiana" with Suzanne Farrell and Ib Anderson in the leads, in the final section of the coda where the children are dancing with the principals, one girl's slipper came untied. She just kept up the the choreography.... I forget if she kicked it off at the end, but she never stopped smiling or dancing. A real trouper!
Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:21 AM
In this version, there is a huge bed in the center of the stage for that big pas de deux -which is managed around and over and on top of said bed.
Immediately afterwards is a "black out", and when the lights come back up,
the stage is empty, and everyone for the next scene are all standing around the sides, in position.
Except it wasn't.
Empty, I mean.
When the lights came back up, the bed was _still there_.
We all looked at each other, made a few fervent nods and eye-brow raisings, and then we started the dance, just going around this humongous bed for the entire scene.
I wonder if anyone in the audience even noticed; perhaps they thought it was an interesting twist to the story. ;)
Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:15 AM
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