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Posted 27 December 2001 - 12:03 PM
Actually, writing this -- thinking out loud, as it were -- there ARE a lot of revisionist productions out there -- Nureyev's in addition to those mentioned above. Yet, to me, "Sleeping Beauty" remains "Sleeping Beauty" despite all the fiddlings and twitchings.
What's your position on this? Granted that what we know as "Sleeping Beauty" in America dates pretty much from the Sadler's Wells version, which was thought to be "authentic" but had already undergone some changes.
Posted 27 December 2001 - 12:38 PM
fyi: the dance coll. cat. listing for 'beauty':
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Ek)
Original title: Dornröschen. Chor.: Mats Ek; mus.: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (The sleeping beauty, with numbers in rearranged order); scen. and cos.: Peder Freiij. First perf: Hamburg, Staatsoper, June 2, 1996; Hamburg Ballet
Posted 27 December 2001 - 03:49 PM
Perhaps also it was weakened by the fact that the cast was less good that that of his "Giselle" and "Swan lake" (I think that Ana Laguna and Yvan Auzely are excellent modern dancers).
There is a video of his "Swan Lake", with the original cast (Laguna as Odette- Odile, Auzely as Siegfried), it was shown on the French-German channel ARTE a few years ago. As far as I know, there is no commercially available tape of it in France (unlike his "Giselle", which was on a commercial tape).
Posted 27 December 2001 - 05:02 PM
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