Oh, the possibilities...
Posted 26 March 2002 - 07:47 AM
I'll bet the first out of the box is Jewels 2.
Wonder what Agon 2 would look like?
Or "Another Month in the Country?"
Posted 26 March 2002 - 12:31 PM
Ballet Nut, I like "Carabosse -- the Untold Story." It would make a nice companion piece to Mme. Hermine's "Bathilde's Revenge."
Mary, the prequil to Jewels could take place in a quarry.
Posted 26 March 2002 - 10:17 PM
Posted 28 March 2002 - 10:44 AM
Posted 26 March 2002 - 11:53 AM
Posted 26 March 2002 - 01:34 PM
La Sylphide II: The Sylph Strikes Back
Posted 28 March 2002 - 12:04 PM
But why stop there? Why not put EVERY name, including all the characters and the names of the ballets themselves, up on the block?
How many rich, doting daddies wouldn't just love to change the name of Clara (or Masha, or whoever) in the Nutcracker to their own special little girl's? How many ballet companies wouldn't seize on this new source of revenue if it were to be made feasible?
Posted 28 March 2002 - 11:08 AM
Posted 28 March 2002 - 10:38 AM
Begin with the End in Mind
Put First Things First
Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Sharpen the Saw
Perhaps a different Diamond Project choreographer could be assigned to each habit. As for music, hmmm? -- do we use other of Hindemith's works, commision something new, or let the choreographers choose?
Since the New York Times now has a best-seller list for self-improvement books, perhaps it's time for a whole self-improvement triple-bill consisting of "The Seven Habits," "Chicken Soup for the Soul", and "Who Moved My Cheese" (I don't know what this could be the sequel to, but I say we give it to Mark Morris, whom one could imagine actually having fun with it). I think Martins, Forsythe, and Kylian have already done their versions of "Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus." Indeed, I think Martins has done many, many versions ...
Alternatively, the Fairies in Sleeping Beauty could bestow the Seven Habits (e.g., we could replace the Fairy of Generosity with the Fairy of Synergy, say, or the Win-Win Fairy).
There would be some rights issues of course -- the copyright on Melancholic, Phelgmatic, Sanguinic, and Choleric had long expired by the time Balanchine commissioned the score ...
Posted 31 March 2002 - 03:52 PM
Posted 26 March 2002 - 01:05 AM
I'm sure you can see where this is heading. How about it?
1. Swan Lake 2: Odile's Story
2. Sleeping Beauty 2: Queen Aurora
3. Giselle 2: Albrecht & Bathilde
4: Jewels 2: Sapphires, Amethysts, & Opals
That's enough for now.
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