Not Raymonda but Swan Lake
Posted 21 June 2002 - 11:09 PM
And my question goes as follows. After having seen Swan Lake last night, I noticed that Odile danced a tiny bit of the variation Odette and Siegfried danced in Act 2. So I was wondering - IF these characters were real people, how could Odile have known what Odette and Siegfried had said to each other? :confused:
Maybe it sounds like a stupid question, but if I remember correctly such "riddles" have been discusssed here before, so maybe it's not wrong to ask another such question.
Are there any references to this in literature? Is there any mentioning of this in the original myths that the plot is made of? What is your opinion of this? Any replies are welcome.
Posted 22 June 2002 - 03:33 AM
As usual, you pose interesting questions I think that it is assumed that Von Rothbart, who is lurking through the second act, sees and hears everything that Odette and Siegfried are doing and saying and then coaches his daughter Odile.
Posted 22 June 2002 - 06:56 AM
It was once a pas de trois, with Von Rothbart, under pretense of partnering Odile -- extending a hand for her to use as a "barre" for balance -- would whisper in her ear and coach her. She's been told beforehand, I'd imagine, that her mission is to convince Siegfried that she's Odette and so might well have been given a few pointers before the ball, too.
Posted 25 June 2002 - 12:27 PM
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