Poll: Ballet Time Traveler
Posted 29 April 2002 - 02:39 AM
Now, if I could chose another option, it would either the 1930s or 1940s. For the 30s, I could see the baby ballerinas, De Basil's Ballet Russe, Massine's best work, Nijinska's things and be at the premieres of Balanchine's Serenade, Cottilion, and the original Mozartiana. I could still see Danilova and Markova. Or teh 40s, I see the early perfomances of 4ts, Concerto Barocco, Ballet Imperial -- basically the birth of the NYCB, plus see the Ballet Russe and all those ballets, the beginning of ABT.
Posted 29 April 2002 - 05:19 PM
Posted 24 April 2002 - 07:44 AM
Aside from its difficulty, though -- very nice poll, Ari. I like the detail
Posted 24 April 2002 - 12:17 PM
Posted 27 April 2002 - 09:59 AM
Tancos, in an earlier post you wrote:
An idea for another poll would be which single historic performance would you attend if you were handed the keys to a time machine but only allowed one trip. (I have a hunch which performance would win; in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if half the audience at the premiere of "Le Sacre du Printemps" *were* time travelers.)
Perhaps this would be too complicated for a poll, but it would make an interesting thread -- why not start one?
Posted 29 April 2002 - 06:21 PM
The rest were, well, regional. Very derivative. Even allowing for the fact that reconstructions are often rather dull, these were dull.
Posted 30 April 2002 - 10:40 AM
Posted 26 April 2002 - 12:01 PM
Posted 24 April 2002 - 09:23 AM
Posted 26 April 2002 - 05:25 PM
Posted 24 April 2002 - 06:42 AM
Note: I've limited this poll to the years BEFORE 1930, on the assumption that the death of Diaghilev in 1929 ushered in the modern era of ballet, the one we're still living in. If this poll attracts people's interest, we can have another one with choices ranging from 1930 to the present.
Posted 25 April 2002 - 04:50 AM
Posted 24 April 2002 - 02:45 PM
Originally posted by at
I'm beginning to feel very sorry for Taglioni and Elssler, not to mention Lully and Beauchamps. How quickly they forget
I just got home from work in time to put in my vote for Taglioni and Elssler!
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