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#1 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:04 AM

Why are musical codas from variations being left out so often by stagers/choreographers...?
From the war horses, and from the top of my head, I can think of several that are usually missing from many stagings:
Odile's variation, Dulcinea's variation, Sugar Plum Fairy's variation-(all three, curiously, made of a round of pique turns), Siegfried's variation-(from the Marry Makers PDD...the cut provided by Drigo/Petipa...but still...)- and the Love Duet's Adagio's coda.

I remember being surprised at seeing the Love Duet's coda being used in MCB's Balanchine's Swan Lake. I think it is also included in the Nureyev/Fonteyn's DVD-(which if mem. serves Nureyev has it just for himself, Odette being quickly dumped and drifted away from the stage).

Are there any other numbers being used "codaless" in some stagings...?

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:00 AM

As far as I know, the little coda at the end of Siegfried's Act III variation was not used by Petipa. Same with the end of the Act II pas d'action, I believe to provide a more poetic ending.

The first male variation in the "Paysan" pas de deux from Giselle often has its coda omitted, and I cannot say I'm ever entirely sorry to see it go, as that pas de deux is quite exhausting to dance!

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:46 AM

As far as I know, the little coda at the end of Siegfried's Act III variation was not used by Petipa. Same with the end of the Act II pas d'action...


Oh...the "done by Petipa/Drigo" phrase in my original post was refering to the cut itself...not to the use of the said coda.
I just edited it to make it more clear... :blink:


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