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#31 rg

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

until Natalia Makarova's 1980 production for American Ballet Theater, more or less, all productions of LA BAYADERE since the 1920s ended w/the Shades sc.
since 1980 some have tried to recapture the long last final act. Grigorovich added a little destruction of the temple finale to his staging in recent years.
but, except for the 'reconstruction' of the 1899-ish version for the Kirov by Vikharev, Soviet/Russian productions have opted to end the ballet with the Shades.

#32 ascballerina

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

Ok, thanks, rg. I had previously seen the Royal Ballet version with Darcy Bussell as Gamzatti, and there's the full-scale destruction there, so I was a bit confused when I didn't see it today....


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