Giselle from Hell
Posted 26 February 2001 - 08:23 PM
What I do remember from that production was Nora Kaye as Giselle---Now, there was a "Giselle From Hell"
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Posted 27 February 2001 - 09:20 PM
Posted 26 March 2002 - 01:28 PM
"I had thought of making the first act consist of a mimed version of Victor Hugo's delightful poem. One would have seen a beautiful ballroom belonging to some prince; the candles would have been lighted, but the guests would not have arrived; the Wilis, attracted by the joy of dancing in a room glittering with crystal and gliding, would have shown themselves for a moment in the hope of adding to their number. The Queen of the Wilis would have touched the floor with her magic wand to fill the dancers feet with an insatiable desire for contredanses, waltzes, galops, and mazurkas. The advent of the lords and ladies would have made them fly away like so many vague shadows. Giselle, having danced all that evening excited by the magic floor and the desire to keep her lover from inviting other women to dance, would have been surprised by the cold dawn like the young Spanish girl, and the pale Queen of the Wilis, invisible to all, would have laid her icy hand on her heart"
With this scenario, I wonder what he would have done with the 2nd act....bring on the peasants?
Posted 23 February 2001 - 11:18 AM
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Posted 27 February 2001 - 01:20 PM
of Starr Danias touring in Act II (Victorianish costumes) Giselle, it was really pretty vile, but on to something I will make up:
THE IRISH GISELLE
The Villagers are Irish Step Dancers, and do various Riverdance routines. Ditto for the Wilis.The score is the Riverdance Album, or of its kind, but played "live" on a huge pumped up sound system. None of this--dance or music-- is at all authentic; it must be glossy and charmless. Also, the music must be very loud. Meanwhile, the story stays the same, and Giselle is still a ballerina. However, instead a flower Does He Love Me? number, she does a little Shamrock Dance. Just for variety, Myrtha wears a Flamenco Outfit and character shoes, and does a nasty little Spanish dance. (Or you can combine the items in the thread, and make them all step dancing lesbian drug addicts. What about a transexual Hilarion?)
LEATHER GISELLE, also known as L'il Giselle
Bondage. Motorcycles. Guns. Club scene. Puff Daddy Albrecht. G.Lopez Bathilde. L'il Kim Giselle. Music is Rap.
I just remembered that I saw a Romeo and Juliet that had a German Shepard on a Watch Tower. I am not making this up.Whenever we have a thread like this, I worry that someone will read it and do it, but really, they already have....I mean, how about we make Mytha a Giant Lizard....
Posted 10 March 2002 - 01:59 PM
Enter Albrecht, accompanied by JESTER(S).
Posted 11 March 2002 - 06:05 PM
Posted 23 February 2001 - 11:12 AM
You're an up-and-coming choreographer/artistic-director. You have a big
ballet company, all the stars at in the world at your disposal, a huge
budget, a desire to impress the world with your vast imagination and
innovation. And no taste at all.
How would you reset Giselle to show off your special talents?
Don't feel constrained to use the Adam score. Change the period and location
at will. Who needs a conventional male/female romance. I'd say you could
make Hilarion the hero of the ballet, but Vasiliev's done that already.
(Anyone ever notice how in some productions it's the very cross that
Hilarion ties together in the beginning of Act II which later saves
Posted 26 February 2001 - 08:15 PM
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