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Shostakovich's The Gadfly Suite

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Has this music ever been used for ballet, either the entire suite (40 mins) or selected movements? The Gadfly story may not be the best for a ballet but the music -- even I could choreograph to it.

 

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There may well be other examples, but this is the relatively recent one that came to my mind (well, I didn't exactly remember...I had to double check)--part of the Shostakovich assemblage Maillot put together for the Taming of the Shrew he created for the Bolshoi:

 

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On 11/24/2017 at 10:24 AM, susanger said:

Has this music ever been used for ballet, either the entire suite (40 mins) or selected movements? The Gadfly story may not be the best for a ballet but the music -- even I could choreograph to it.

 

I know this is months after the question was originally posed, but when messing about on youtube this morning I discovered that Messerer uses the Gadfly music in Class Concert --a ballet I'm pretty sure I've watched on video before, but still I had not remembered earlier... I think the guilty pleasures in Class Concert come in the more bravura sections of the choreography, but here is this more lyrical bit:

 

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