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POB's Coppelia live at the movies28 March


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#1 volcanohunter

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:48 PM

Patrice Bart's Coppelia will be beamed live to U.S. cinemas on Monday, March 28, at 19.30 Paris time, or 1:30 p.m. ET. The cast is scheduled to include Dorothée Gilbert as Swanilda, Mathias Heymann as Frantz, José Martinez as Coppelius and Fabrice Bourgeois as Spalanzani.

http://www.balletinc...s-opera-ballet/
http://www.operadepa...ON=SELECT_EVENT

Since the Ballet in Cinema site is so difficult to navigate, here are links to some of the relevant movie houses.

Big Cinema Manhattan: http://us.bigcinemas...as.asp?cid=1009
Carmike Cinemas: http://www.carmike.c...llet.aspx<br />Laemelle Theatres: http://www.laemmle.c...ie.php?mid=6841

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:07 PM

For anyone who wants a taste of the ballet before the HD broadcast, here's a clip of Gilbert, Heymann and Yann Saiz being coached by Bart. Gilbert does the Scottish variation starting at 5:28.


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Posted 25 March 2011 - 02:44 AM

For anyone who wants a taste of the ballet before the HD broadcast, here's a clip of Gilbert, Heymann and Yann Saiz being coached by Bart. Gilbert does the Scottish variation starting at 5:28.


Laura Cappelle does not seem very happy with Mr. Bart's version:

http://www.ft.com/cm...l#axzz1Hbg8prat

"Everyone else [other than Coppelius] on stage seems in doubt about their dramatic purpose amid the frantic blur of steps"

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#4 cinnamonswirl

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 06:10 AM

Yes, it's universally panned in the French press and among POB-goers. Such a pity POB opted to revive this version of Coppélia rather than Lacotte's, which is charming.

I adore Gilbert and Heymann, but I'm going to sit this HD broadcast out and wait for the DVD so I can fast forward through the really awful parts!

#5 silvermash

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:38 AM

well as far as I'm concerned I much prefer Bart's version than Lacotte's one! I admit that some Frantz steps are a bit awkward but overall the ballet is rather interesting with a beautiful dancing role for Coppélius.


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