"No..Fokine NEVER put a backbend in there...!" ;-)
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:05 AM
...and then.."No, you SHOULD stay on pointe...if possible..!" (@ 4;51) Brava Markova!
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:46 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:00 AM
Thanks so much for posting this clip -- I haven't yet seen the full documentary. It's fascinating to see the difference there between the two versions of that passage. That alteration (increasing the arch in back during the lift) probably happened incrementally, but now, has become a distinct change, and it's a significant difference when they correct it.
I have even seen a heavily stretching of the right leg all the way back to the head-(instead of the simple, elegant developpe devant)- while the ballerina is in that arched/horizontal/lifted position, which always makes for the whole skirt to open. I never really liked it, for which it looks too modern and gymnastic. It was really a revelation to see how the simple passage becomes a completely different animal after Markova's correction.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:20 AM
So it's not so much a fantasy of I-thou, but a fantasy of finding an ideal peer-group, if the ballet is about a poet and his thoughts (as I've seen somewhere suggested), it's not like a poet looking for ONE TRUTH, but being at home with his thoughts"
Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:18 PM
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