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Giselle act 1 variation

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I recently watched an excerpt of Giselle featuring Lorena Feijoo in Giselle showing a solo variation in act one that I have not seen or heard before. The music is mainly played by a flute and the variation starts with entrechat quatre - balloté par- terre - jeté and ends with the typical manège of tours piqués... Is this on music by Adam? Who choreographed this variation? Is it included in the pas des paysans?

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That sounds roughly like the variation from the 1884 pas de deux added by Petipa for Maria Gorshenkova. The music is by Minkus, possibly souped up a little by Drigo. Whose choreography it is is a debatable point. I don't think that it's part of the notated score.

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Isn't that variation part of that added Minkus PDD that is in the Nureyev/Seymour production...? ( I think i started a thread on the subject a while ago)

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