Or how about a tag-team Giselle?
We could have Malakhov's Albrecht about to expire before Myrtha and the Wilis, using his last gasp of energy to crawl (perhaps with Giselle's assitance) toward the cross -- where he tags Corella's Albrecht, who bounces in, fresh as a daisy, to take Malakhov's place. Suddenly Myrtha and the Wilis realize that they've go to do the dancing-to-death thing ALL OVER AGAIN from the beginning, with even flashier solos and brise volees by this Albrecht. By the time we get to Steifel, the Wilis have run out of steam and ectoplasm, and as the bell rings to signal the end of the match, they melt away in defeat, leaving the Four Albrechts free to search for new horizons to cross, or new milkmaids to ravish.
Oh, now I'm envisioning a La Sylphide with James played by Rowdy Roddy Piper. I need to take (several) sedatives and get some sleep.
See what this show made me do? It's all PBS's fault.
A Modest Proposal by Manhattnik (the Tag Team Giselle)
Posted 05 February 2003 - 11:30 AM
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Strictly speaking, this isn't a tag team concept, since there's no opportunity to tag, but I suggest this, for companies with fouette-challenged ballerinas: During the Black Swan coda, have several principals waiting in the wings as Odile goes into her 32 big ones. At the first sign of wobbling/traveling/slipping, send out a relief pitcher, who will tactfully bump her colleague to the side with a fast pop of the hip and assume her place, and so forth.
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Posted 06 February 2003 - 10:09 AM
JaneD, I think they should have performed the Rose Adagio on the Born to be Wild documentary. Maybe they could have had four (or even eight!) Auroras .
Not to even mention all those entrechats-quatres in Giselle...or Pas de Quatre.
Posted 06 February 2003 - 01:19 PM
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