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Giselle act 1 variationWhose music? Whose choreographer?


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#1 Mireille

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:17 AM

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?

#2 Mel Johnson

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:50 AM

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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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

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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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:49 AM

I found the link of that older thread...Here it is:
http://ballettalk.in...p...aded&start=


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