romantic pas de deux for same-sex couples
Posted 06 December 2002 - 10:18 AM
Posted 06 December 2002 - 02:57 PM
Eifman springs to mind, too.
Posted 06 December 2002 - 04:36 PM
Am I the only reader of this thread to whom the memory of Arpino's The Relativity of Icarus springs, unbidden? I remember Arpino saying quite emphatically that it had no nudge-nudge, wink-wink, know-what-I-mean? gay subtext. Perhaps there were even viewers who actually believed him.
Posted 06 December 2002 - 04:40 PM
Posted 06 December 2002 - 05:07 PM
I don't mean to make fun of it, by the way. It was nervy of Curry to try such a thing, he got booed for it in Bristol, and no other skater in the world would have dreamed of doing it. As a teenager I was rather taken aback, though. Toto, I don't think we're in Ice Capades any more………….
Posted 06 December 2002 - 05:15 PM
Posted 06 December 2002 - 07:39 PM
It's a good thing I'm about to fall asleep or I'd start casting the male/male versions of all the classic old chestnuts, although I do think Adam Luders would've been a great Giselle.
Posted 06 December 2002 - 08:19 PM
seems apropos here regarding Eifman and Bintley's work with homosexuality to date.
it would be great if they seemed to be representative people recognizably in love and not necessarily doomed
Posted 07 December 2002 - 03:06 AM
- let's DO it!
and about bolero (bejart's): i never even thought of the fact, before now, that he never offered a female object of desire for a female 'audience' - or did he?
Posted 07 December 2002 - 12:05 PM
"The small circular movement of the head used by birds to preen their neck and breast feathers; the use of the arms curved to the sides like folded wings; the arms outstretched and fluttering like wings; THE USE OF PETITS BATTEMENTS TO SUGGEST THE TREMBLING OF A WING-TIP OR THE FREEING OF A LEG FROM TINY DROPS OF WATER; are all adaptations of bird behavior."
I wonder what old C.W. would have made of all this.
Posted 07 December 2002 - 12:09 PM
Posted 09 December 2002 - 09:57 AM
These days, Bolero is always performed with a male corps and either a male or female soloist...I don't know if it was ever done using only women, but that would be interesting to find out. Perhaps one of my friends would know.
Also from the Bejart repertoire is a pas de deux of two men in a work I forget the name of, but I think it's to a tango, and appears to be more about 'blood brothers' than sexuality, though it is an intense piece.
On a more classical note, Laurencia includes...not really a pas de deux, but a dance for two men. However, they don't even look at each other, so maybe they're clones. The Ocean and Pearls Pas de Trois from The Little Humpbacked Horse has a cute female duet as well, but again, it's more like sisters or playmates.
Posted 09 December 2002 - 04:07 PM
Posted 10 December 2002 - 03:54 PM
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