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Time frame check: "Grand Pas de Quatre"


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#1 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:38 PM

Recently I've been watching as many clips as there are online of this beautiful ballet.  I think it is a shame that the work is getting into oblivion, being as it is a wonderful vehicle to show the best of foot work in its ballerinas.  I is also a shame that the current core of young female dancers is not having enough exposure to the singularities of the romantic era projection.  I haven't seen this ballet live after I left Cuba, and I have the sad feeling that I won't be be seeing it for a long time.  So...

 

When was the last time you saw GPDQ live...?

 



#2 sandik

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

About 10 years ago, in a student production at Cornish College.  I've learned most of the parts, at one point or another, and taught excerpts from them in classes (when I still taught) -- they are indeed good for performance quality as well as the clarity of the footwork.



#3 Stage Right

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

About 12 years ago I set this ballet for some extra-talented students at the university where I taught. As far as I can remember, we did most, but not all of the sections. They LOVED doing it, learned a lot, and did a reasonable job of it. And I loved being able to introduce this to my students and the audience, as I think it is a lovely, now-little-known gem of a ballet.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:34 PM

I wonder when was the last time it was done by ABT...




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