Least Favorite Variation
Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:25 PM
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I think this is a great topic, Bart B., and I'm surprised no one's posed the question yet. I'm sure I'll enjoy reading some of the responses, and I'm equally sure I'll be confounded, even angered, by others.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:46 PM
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:54 AM
From long overexposure, I have a real, visceral aversion to Russian (Candycane), Chinese (Tea), and Arabian (Coffee) in Nutcracker. And Mother Ginger? Don't get me started. And while they're fun to dance, the Mazurka in Swan Lake Act III is always "close your eyes and listen to the music"-worthy
LOL I laughed out loud about Mother Ginger. I sort of think that is a cheap trick to get the audience going, "Ahhhhh" when the kids come out.
I love the Russian Candy canes in the Royal Ballet's version but not a big fan of the Balanchine version. The Balanchine candy canes are fun to see ONCE but after that not so much.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:55 AM
Coffee from Arabia and its usual display of contorsionists...
Coffee does seem to go on and on forever.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:44 AM
I read somewhere that Diaghilev included this variation in his "Sleeping Princess". Is this really true?
Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:46 AM
Could I ask what you mean by Russian Candycane? I would have assumed Candycane was the dance of the Mirlitons and that Russian was what I would know as the Trepak
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