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#16 lmspear

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

If we count Icarus as a bird-boy there are several versions. The first one that I'm aware of is Lifar's.

#17 Kerry1968

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

Please add to the list

(1) Flamingo in Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

(2) Peacock in PNB's The Nutcracker (my favorite!)




PS: @Cristian: I seem to recall from the "least favorite variation" thread that you dislike Coffee (Arabian Dance) from The Nutcracker. Warning! Peacock is the Arabian Dance!

#18 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:01 AM

Please add to the list

(1) Flamingo in Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

(2) Peacock in PNB's The Nutcracker (my favorite!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P74dNR-4_CA


PS: @Cristian: I seem to recall from the "least favorite variation" thread that you dislike Coffee (Arabian Dance) from The Nutcracker. Warning! Peacock is the Arabian Dance!


Well, the music is certainly very long and slow, and none of the choreographies I've ever seen really conveys the mistery and glamour that I guess such Arabian fantasy crafted by Russian and French hands was supposed to have had back in the XIX Century. The peacock costume reminds me of that of the Coq d'Or...there's some cute vintage feeling to it-(reminding us about a time when dancers and designers were not afraid of over the top head pieces and lavish costumes...Posted Image )

Thanks for the clip, Kerry!

#19 Lidewij

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

The ballet Shurale is also about a bird.

I still can't find how to embed a youtube video, so here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNXk21kjCCo

edit: apparently I found it! Posted Image

#20 lmspear

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:53 AM

Mark Morris's Renard features a cat, fox, cock, goat and three hens. Unfortunately, I haven't seen it and can't offer a description or opinion.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

The peacock costume reminds me of that of the Coq d'Or...there's some cute vintage feeling to it-(reminding us about a time when dancers and designers were not afraid of over the top head pieces and lavish costumes...Posted Image )


The Sendak designs for this Nutcracker have a great Middle Eastern element throughout the Kingdom of the Sweets (Drosselmeyer shows up as a "Pasha" with a turban the size of Gibralter) - I often think of Scheherezade when I see it.

#22 JMcN

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:52 AM

The Raven and raven corps in Bintley's Beauty and the Beast.

The birds in Chrisopher Gable's Cinderella.

#23 JMcN

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:54 AM

The Swan in Siobhan Davies Carnival of the Animals and of course, the Dying Swan

#24 Mashinka

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:06 AM

MacMillan's House of Birds featured an evil Bird Woman who turned men into birds. I haven't seen that one for years, does anyone else remember it?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:36 AM

um, in sleeping beauty act 3?Posted Image

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:48 AM

um, in sleeping beauty act 3?Posted Image


... the blue companion of Petipa's Florine...


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#27 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:29 AM

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:28 AM

Bintley's Still Life at the Penguin Cafe--penguins and a Great Auk.

#29 JMcN

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

I saw a ballet at the Bolshoi in 1986 based on Chekov's The Seagull.

#30 lmspear

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

Martha Graham did "The Owl and the Pussycat" based on the poem.


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