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Giselle-Mad Scene vs. DQ's Basilio "Death" Scene


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#1 iczerman

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:04 PM

It has been long established that the "Mad Scene" in Giselle is THE ACID test of a ballerina's dramatic skills.

I propose...as equally important...Basilio's "Death" scene is DQ as an acid test for a ballerina's comedic skills.

I think both genre's are legitimate and should be treated equally.

The video is not that great..but here is a DQ clip featuring Aurelie Dupont and Manuel Legris...



What do you all think?

#2 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:15 PM

In Cuba I saw sometimes some Basilios quickly placing his hand right on Kitri's breast, almost grabbing it, while she would pretend to be embarrased...I always found it hilarious... :D

#3 dirac

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:22 PM

Interesting topic, iczerman. I tend to agree with this:

I think both genre's are legitimate and should be treated equally.


Are there other scenes out there that BTers regard as special challenges for ballerinas or danseurs?


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