Ranking Bayaderes?how to judge.
Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:35 PM
Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:40 AM
The Makarova staging is admirable in many ways and has allowed the ballet to be performed complete outside of Russia. However, Makarova has a desire to weed out the character dance and exotic aspects of the piece. The Betrothal Grand Pas has all the wonderfully kitschy tribal dances (e.g. the drum dance) edited out as well as the "manu" dance and other character pieces. It looks more like "Sleeping Beauty" or "Raymonda" with pure classical dances albeit in the "exotic" faux Indian style. Like all the Petipa ballets performed in the West, all the bits where the children's corps dance are removed as well. The Kirov Sergeyev has the contrast of pure Petipa classicism with exuberant character dances.
Posted 08 April 2008 - 06:54 PM
Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:25 PM
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