Posted 18 February 2003 - 01:56 PM
Does anyone have any particular favorite variations? I'm looking for some, and I wondered if anyone knew of any that aren't too long, but that are on pointe. Just for one person please. I'm looking for these for an auditon for a scholarship, just so you know.
Anyway, thanks for any help.
Posted 18 February 2003 - 03:31 PM
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Posted 19 February 2003 - 07:35 AM
(#15 yes, brain went numb)
Posted 19 February 2003 - 09:59 AM
Anyway, I got some good ideas from this, thanks!
ps. If anyone didn't get a chance to respond yet go ahead! I'm not saying this is enough ideas. More ideas are always helpful. ;)
Posted 20 February 2003 - 08:23 AM
If you tell which these good and bad points are, then I shall be better equipped to give you some advice, as I am constantly dancing variations at guest appearances and I know quite a few
Posted 20 February 2003 - 12:25 PM
Posted 21 February 2003 - 05:44 AM
Adazio, waltzy stuff, attitude turns, grande allegro.
turns, petite allegro, arabesque turns in particullar.
But over all I can turn ok, so don't drop a cool variation just because it has some turns. fouettes are not so good.
Posted 21 February 2003 - 05:58 AM
1) Gamzatti of “la Bayadere”: it has: grande allegro (grand jetes stuff). There is also a diagonal with waltz en tournant followed by an attitude turn. There is also a diagonal of turns: pique en dedans single, pique en dedans double, soutenu, chaines, and over again. If you cannot tackle this, you can do high developpes a la seconde instead (Nina Ananiashvili does this).
2) Raymonda 1st act (“dream” act): lots of developpes a la seconde, piques arabesque, etc. But you need good balance on pointe – I dont know if that is one of your strenghts. Also a sort of romantic quality.
3) Queen of Driads in Don Quixote – somewhere else in Ballet talk I have wrote down the choreography I am dancing.
4) Don Quixote – first soloist of the grand pas: the one with the big jumps. It has a diagonal of waltz stuff followed by chaines.
Any doubt, you can PM me!!!
Posted 21 February 2003 - 07:37 AM
My strengths are: TURNS, waltzy stuff, fast stuff with some "attitude", grande allegro
My weaknesses are: Pettite allegro, adagio
The variations I have considered are Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Raymonda (not sure which one) and Giselle Act I. I would appreciate any replies!
Posted 21 February 2003 - 07:56 AM
Well, the Tchaikowsky pas de deux does have some petite allegro – plus I dont know if you do not have to ask fo permission, because it is Balanchine – better find out first
Let me see:
1) As to Raymonda, the one with the bourres is nice- You need a good leg line to show in those bourres, and to have enough stamina to get to the fast end. And to get the style, which is quite difficult. If you feel up to it, then tackle it: it is wonderful to dance!!! Then you have Raymonda in second act, which has a lot of turns: en attitude, and a great deal of point work. You need to be able to hop on pointe well to do it.
2) Giselle Act I. VERY SUITABLE, provided you can get the style correctly as well, because that is the most difficult par of it – getting the style.
3) the third odalisque in Corsaire (I wish I cud do it, but I am not a good turner!!!): LOTS of turns.
4) Gamzatti: do the diagonal with all doubles if you can!!! (envy, envy....)
5) Black Swan: full of difficult turns en dehors, and renverses, and attitudes (depending on version)
6) Don Quixote first soloist (or Kitri's as danced by Tatiana Terekova of the Kirov). It has jumps, and you can end it like Tatiana: with a diagonal of all doubles en dedans.
If you wish, you can PM me
Posted 21 February 2003 - 03:48 PM
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