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Do you cry at the ballet?

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#16 E Johnson

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 02:13 PM

Serenade, always, although not always at the same point.
This Saturday afternoon at NYCB it happened during Firebird, when the curtains opened for that final beautiful wedding tableau.

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 11:18 AM


Every time the veil is lifted off Nikiya by the Brahman in Bayadere.
It happened again last night in the Royal Ballet performance of Bayadere with Alina Cojocaru.

Following a performance of Swan Lake with Altynia Asylmuratova I wept for over an hour after the final curtain.

#18 linsusanr



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Posted 27 February 2002 - 12:42 PM

Of course I cry! Some scenes are obvious, like Giselle's mad/death scene, Albrecht dragging himself desperately around her grave, any performance of the Dying Swan.

It seems like sometimes I get teary at the most random moments! The end of the Rose Adagio, when Aurora makes her sweeping low bow, makes me feel so relieved for her and so happy. Any part of The Man I Love from Balanchine's Who Cares always gets me, especially when Robert LaFosse danced it with Viviana Durante at the Balanchine Celebration. He really looks smitten the whole time!

One big one is from Swan Lake, when the Prince meets Odette and finally puts his arms around her and she looks so scared and frail. The best part is where she starts the frantic little bourrees in place, it always tears me apart. <sniff>

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