Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:55 AM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:25 AM
Let's watch Leningrad Ballet's 2nd Act of The Red Flower, performed by Makarova, Desnitzsky, Ononshko and Denisov.
I believe the man speaking is Piotr Gusev?
Edited by vrsfanatic, 12 January 2013 - 12:45 PM.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:05 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:51 AM
This was a big rarity even when Makarova et al danced it, as this original Leningrad version of Red Poppy was supplanted in 1945 by Zakharov's edition...which, in turn, was supplanted in 1958 by the 3rd and final Leningrad version by one Bobyshov.
The Ballet premiered at the Bolshoi which also went through no less than three versions, all different from the three Leningrad versions. Problematic ballet?
* p.s. - No, today's Mariinsky Ballet's great character principal with the same name is not so old! Today's Vladimir M. Ponomayov is the grandson of the choreographer.
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