Intro and question
Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:29 AM
Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:05 PM
I was hoping someone would see your question and provide a better answer. Besides the Nutcracker selections, of course, the Dance of the Hours and Rite of Spring were written as ballet music. I don't know of any production that recreates the score as it was arranged and ordered in Fantasia.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:46 PM
Welcome back to the dance world -- i'm so glad your re-entry went so smoothly, and that your son is into it too.... That's owonderful!
ReFantasia -- Rg might know something, so keep a look out for an answer from him, but also, and htis is really promising, be on hte lookout for Mindy Aloff's book about the Disney animations, which is about to hit hte bookstores and is going to be a VERY VERY good book -- it may have a direct answer to your question -- though i doubt that if there IS anything of hte sort you envision, that it will be very good, at least not by comparison to Fantasia, sinceh tte Disney people did htings that are IMPOSSIBLE in real life but quie ppalusible in hteir own medium, and in fact he VERY BEST in some cases (Nutcracker in fact -- Disney's choreography is better htan any other simply in terms of giving visible form to the inherent qaualities of that music)--
Well, hte thing that's going to be great about her book is that she writes really well and thinks really well and is working on a tpoic that truly merits scholarly exposition -- so she'll probably answer questions that will intrigue you but that you didn't even know you had.
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