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Goodbye to all that...Phrases for the Dustbin


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#16 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 07:52 AM

i agree! and interesting too, that the text i quoted is not attributed to anyone, there is no 'vision statement' or other statement attributed to diaghilev or anyone else in the book, there are no corporations mentioned even if the individuals listed on the board were giving corporate-type donations, there are no letters of tribute or other types of text.

#17 Calliope

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 08:45 AM

this dancer is "sponsored by" Mr & Mrs. So and So

I know it's not going to change, but I still don't like it.

I second "diamond project" (or anyone else's last name for that matter)

"...not enough rehearsal time..." AAAAGGGGHHHH

#18 Hans

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 12:19 PM

"Harvard of the dance world"

"tour jete"

"lame duck"

Those last two probably aren't quite what you had in mind, Alexandra, but I would not be sorry to see them go!

#19 Alexandra

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 12:26 PM

Especially a tour jete danced by a lame duck :)

#20 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 01:33 PM

LOL! Very good, Alexandra :) And Hans, I agree totally!!! Would love to have those terms become history, along with calling a position of the foot a "coupé", grand plié in 4th, and watching anyone put their leg on the barre and slide into that awful position :) Oh dear, I better stop now! ;)

#21 Alexandra

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 01:49 PM

Congratulations, Victoria -- you've just choreographed an enchainement on line. (en line?) :) Watch for it in a ballet near you.

#22 Nanatchka

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 04:43 PM

"...a reinterpretation of the story focussing on an [hitherto unexplored, and clearly unintended] erotic relationship between..."

"topless"

And please, goodbye to the spreadeagled ballerina. I mean, never mind bare "feet...."

Also, goodbye to rope. No more rope. Or electrical devices on stage that require extension cords.

Happy New Year from Nana, more formal(ist) by the moment....

#23 Alexandra

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 04:52 PM

If we're going to get rid of rope, I insist on getting rid of the chairs, too. No more dances with chairs. This is more a modern dance problem than a ballet one, but things have a way of spreading. There is nothing that can be done with a chair on stage that has not already been done. Several times.

#24 Mary J

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Posted 03 January 2003 - 07:37 AM

Nomination of only good use of a chair in a ballet - Flemming Flindt's The Lesson.


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