Your Favourite Ballet??Is it actually possible to name just one ballet
Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:09 PM
but I do not know if it is still available. Every time I watch I recall the excitement and wonder I felt all those years ago. It was modern for the era, and we had seen nothing like it before.
However, being true to my interest. and saying I do not have one particular favourite ballet, but I like different parts of many ballets. All of whom I am quite happy to watch from beginning to end. There are so many varied and entertaining productions in existance these days I find it very hard to choose just one. Then the question arrises concerning different versions of the same ballet, some I like others i do not. I am not that keen on Nureyev's re-workings of the classics, but I love Peter Wright, Pierre Lacotte, John Neimeirer John Cranko, Jerome Robbins, Serge Lifar, Keneth Mc Millan, Sir Fred Ashton and others to many to name.(Excuse my spelling!!)
It would be good to hear your comments.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:53 PM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:31 PM
I can't think why I thought it was, Hans. It's mine too, of course.
My unquestionable favourite is The Sleeping Beauty.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:44 PM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:19 AM
But next season?
Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:45 AM
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:38 PM
But my numero uno favorite ballet (and I've seen plenty of bad perfs of this over the years, too) is Concerto Barocco.
Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:06 PM
My book's in storage, so I'm lifting this quote by Arlene Croce from a Boston Phoenix review of "Ballo della Regina":
My favorite tends to be the last major Balanhcine work I've been able to look at closely.
" A few nights ago, when Concerto Barocco was put on in place of Ballo della Regina, I felt a qualm. What if we should never see dear little Ballo again. Who cares if it isnít great? The greatest Balanchine ballet is the one you happen to be watching. "
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