Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:08 PM
Wow, this is complex -- thank you so much for posting it.
3 The Grave
Cinderella, older, brings flowers to her mother’s grave....Fuelled by pride alone, Cinderella assumes a subservient attitude towards the women, thus sealing her own fate.
This has greater detail than many versions of the ballet, and the possibility of the stepmother not being a total harridan, although it looks like Wheeldon didn't move her in that direction.
King Albert attempts to explain to his grown son the political connections to be gained by marrying a titled princess.
This reminds me of the 'no mothers-in-law' aphorism -- I have a feeling it would be a difficult mime sequence to craft!
Now this has possibilities!
And here's the possibility realized. In the Stowell production for Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Godmother is the beggar in disguise. I hadn't really thought about the biblical reference, though, until I saw it performed again this autumn.
As if ballet mime wasn't mysterious enough.
There's act the last!
Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:49 PM
Now this has possibilities!
Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:37 PM
Can you think of another ballet version that follows that twist?
Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:40 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:10 AM
Sandik said: "In the Stowell production for Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Godmother is the beggar in disguise. I hadn't really thought about the biblical reference, though, until I saw it performed again this autumn."
I'm sure you already knew this--but this is how both of the original Soviet versions, the 1945 Zakharov production for the Bolshoi and the 1946 K. Sergeyev production for the Kirov staged it.
Helene, not having seen Rossini's opera, does this version seem to use any other elements of its story besides the "switched identities" of the two men? Is the Fairy Godmother in the opera?
Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:28 AM
The tutor is also responsible for encouraging the Prince to search for Cenerontola.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:41 AM
Great news that a DVD will be coming out. I hope we don't end up with a mishmash of fancy camera work and not much sense of the production and dancing.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:34 AM
New to me though may be old news to others!
Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:13 AM
Moving on, for anyone who can't access this link, post #10 in this thread has a link to the same trailer.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:18 PM
Here's my take:
Encouraging BT'rs to read this review. You convinced me, Mr. Stevens! (And this is from whom Zakharov/Struchkova's version is the ultimate)
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