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Best kisses on stageany good stories?

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#1 Tari


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:32 AM

I just saw a great performance of Romeo and Juliet by Ballet Theatre of Maryland. There were lots of great moments, but the thing I remember most were the beautiful, natural, intimate kisses that fit in perfectly with the choreography. They gave me a thrill and also made me want to look away to give the lovers their moment (which is funny when you think about it.) Kudos to the dancers for making me believe!

I'd love to hear others opinions on best kisses on stage. Please put this in the right forum, if there is one for this!

#2 Barbara


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:31 PM

I have an old videotape of The Royal Ballet doing MacMillan's R&J with Wayne Eagling and Alessandra Ferri - don't know the year offhand. The moment during the balcony pdd where he catches her hand, their eyes meet and he kisses her for the first time, is breathtaking. He literally lifts her off her feet and brings her to his lips. Ahhhh - so romantic!

#3 cubanmiamiboy


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:41 PM

I'd love to hear others opinions on best kisses on stage.

Those shared by real life couple Jennifer Kronemberg and hubby Carlos Miguel Guerra-(MCB)- during bows...!
Their kissing moment has become somehow a trademark of the curtain calls moment... :)

#4 ksk04


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Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:50 AM

For sheer scale it would be hard to beat the kiss in Le Parc:

Or perhaps for a bit of humor the never ending kiss at the beginning of this pas in La Belle:

#5 Tari


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:47 PM

I've really enjoyed these posts.

Ksk04, you're right - very impressive! These really elevate them to another level - kiss as an art form.

And yet the other posts seem to indicate there's still a lot to be said for when a kiss is just a kiss.

You know: the fundamental things applyy......:)

#6 Mashinka


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:57 AM

Roland Petit's Clavigo: they kiss, fall to the floor, roll and then regain their feet with their lips locked together throughout. The audience loves it and nothing else in ballet can compare (French of course).

#7 flo



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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:43 PM

There's a kiss in La Valse.........see Oberon's Grove where there's a photo: http://oberon481.typ...-est-belle.html
And I believe Afternoon of a Faun has a kiss.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:46 PM

I vote for Vishneva and Gomes in Romeo & Juliet at ABT.

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