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Lichine's "Graduation Ball. Miami, Ballet Etudes


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#16 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:08 AM



#17 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:29 AM

Lichine's tribute to "Giselle" and "La Sylphide"..! Posted Image

#18 Alexandra

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:36 AM

This was still a staple of ABT's rep when I started going to the ballet in the mid-1970s. The company used it to give chances to up-and-coming young dancers, as there are about a dozen very good small roles. It was a staple of the Danish repertory, too.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

Good news comes in threes, it seems. One after another, I open-up posts about exciting, historical repertoire being highlighted in a few corners of the globe. First, Sarasota Ballet's Ashtons. Then the Queen of Denmark designing costumes to replace those of a modern Nutcracker. Now this...and I, too, am a fan of Graduation Ball and Munecos. Yes, there is hope for traditional ballet in the world.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

Thanks. Mme. Hermine for posting that Matz Skoog clip. I am not trying to be patriotic here because Matz is a Swede (he started his training at the Stockholm Opera ballet school), but because his Drummer was real good, second best to Flemming Flindt I would think. I am not sure but I think Skoog moved to New Zealand. Come to think of it, I will have another look at that clip now before turning in for the night. That is what I call a fine end to another cold and windy day here...

#21 leonid17

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:20 AM

I must have seen "Graduation Ball" at least 10 or 12 times. It was one of those lighthearted ballets full of charm that it in England seem to have gone out of fashion.

Festival Ballet had a pretty decent repertoire of one act ballets at one time and was always a refreshing change to the Royal Ballet when they gave a season in London.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

Thanks, Mme. Hermine, for bringing a smile into the day with the youtube of Matz Skoog Posted Image

#23 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

BTW the pdd was jay jolley and manola asensio. :)

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

I thought that this was a really good advertisement for "Graduation Ball" at Teatro Colon. I think it is aimed at children. I also think that they are using the melodies from Johann Strauss illustrated by clips from the production to help sell the ballet. It looks as if it is a really popular production.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Some highlights of GB...(oh, how I wish I could ever see this ballet again...! Posted Image )








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