Kirov "Jewels" in Washington
Posted 24 February 2002 - 09:07 PM
Posted 24 February 2002 - 09:10 PM
Posted 24 February 2002 - 09:22 PM
The omitted section was a section Balanchine added to "Emeralds" a few years after the premiere -- an adagio section at the end, a Sarabande, not a pas de deux, but for the four women and three men.
Reportedly the Kirov wanted to stage the original version of the ballet, so it's not that they omitted it for these performances. It's just not in the version they perform.
That's my understanding, anyway. If anyone wants to elaborate, please feel free smile.gif
[ February 24, 2002: Message edited by: alexandra ]
Posted 24 February 2002 - 10:30 PM
Posted 24 February 2002 - 10:59 PM
another confusion in that review came from suggesting that balanchine commissioned the new (post-harvey) decor for the ballet, when in fact the new decor was presented after balanchine's death. robin wagner, the newer designer, took his suggestions for what to do from lincoln kirstein and ronald bates, to the best of my knowledge he had no advice from balanchine on what he ended up providing for new decor.
Posted 24 February 2002 - 11:30 PM
Posted 25 February 2002 - 09:11 AM
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