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  1. It was my antivirus blocking me from signing up! Sorry for the bother. I can't believe I overlooked such an obvious cause.
  2. Thank you very much! Unfortunately it seems to have been taken down but I got to see a bit of it, which was very nice. Hopefully I'll eventually have some luck with the Bolshoi site. Even if not, I'm sure clips will turn up elsewhere.
  3. It sounds wonderful! I am glad you both enjoyed it. I wanted to see it in the cinema but didn't have the chance. It seems like you need an account to view it online. Please excuse my asking, but is there something you need to do or a time you need to wait before you are able to sign up? Or is it limited to certain countries? I've been trying to sign up but to no avail.
  4. I hadn't known any of this before and this is an immensely fascinating topic! Thank you to everyone for sharing their knowledge. It opened up a whole new world of things to think about when watching ballet and to research, at least for me it did. Often a ballet (especially live!) will leave an impression on me that I cannot express in words, so I'll try to find a painting that reminds me of it. It's still not enough to replicate the feelings, but it's closer than any words I can string together! Since I'm not the person who posted the article I hope I'm not intruding, but sometime
  5. Sometimes people get behind the steering wheel and seem to learn an entirely new vocabulary! Even in general, there are people who are usually kind and slow to anger, but once they do anger they blank out and become mean. I suppose Nikiya is an extreme case. I guess the roads are safer since she's in a ballet where there are no cars! Agreed! Both Drew's and Birdsall's comments got me thinking about how La Bayadere advertisements emphasize the passion in the ballet. So it makes sense that Nikiya is an extremely passionate and expressive person and goes from solemn duty to intense love
  6. I'm going to be seeing La Bayadere soon, and I've watched some videos and read about it. I think it's been addressed before but upon searching I can't find a topic created just for the question of why Nikiya tries to stab Gamzatti with the dagger. It is something that I keep wondering about because Nikiya is often seen as innocent and the "good girl" of the story. Attempted murder isn't very nice, so I'm wondering how this action is most commonly reconciled with the character of the heroine of this ballet, what you believe is the best way of doing so and how this scene may affect her char
  7. If the clip I am thinking of is one of the ones being discussed, I also agree that it was lovely. Her Odette was very regal but tragic, bearing her sorrow with poise and an air of utmost nobility. Near the end, as she bid her Prince farewell, I noticed that her yearning expression seemed to shift into an expressionless mask once she became a swan again. I found that it really highlighted loss of her humanity as a swan and the tragedy of her situation.
  8. I love when companies go behind the scenes like this! It's so fascinating to see the hard work by so many talents that goes into making a wonderful performance. I especially love hearing dancer's insights on their roles! In regards to a younger audience, I think that stuff like this and those bargain tickets really help. I've always loved ballet but after I started going more often and finding behind the scenes interviews ect. my interest and knowledge have really increased and I enjoy it even more! I know that a lot of people also like to learn and keep up to date with the things they li
  9. It seems to me that if everyone is wearing the cat face paint to match their "fur" colour, there is no reason that Francesca Hayward would not. It seems rather unfair to me that anyone a shade darker than apricot should have to go under extra scrutiny, but I understand that the people taking concern may be in a place where white-washing is a frequent concern. It seems like it's mainly a few social media complaints that will be forgotten soon enough. The news must have been having a slow day. While I'm glad that she seems to have enjoyed working on the film and that her role in the film ha
  10. It looks very interesting and the costumes are lovely. I'm curious as to how it will look, since it is being filmed like a movie. I just hope that the dancing is not obscured, as happens all too often. I also hope that there will be a chance to see it outside of the UK as well. I would love to see it in Canada, especially since I've heard lovely things about Francesca Hayward's Juliet.
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    Evelyn Hart

    I hope it's alright to revive an old topic. Evelyn Hart is my favourite dancer. Even on video I am always moved immensely by her dancing. Unfortunately, I was born too late to have seen her dance in Giselle or other ballets live but I did get to see her in a new role created for her in "Vespers". It wasn't ballet exactly, as she pointed out herself in interviews but it was her dancing all the same. It was truly transcendent. Somehow, throughout the duration of the ballet I felt as though the theatre had been infused with a sense of timeless spirituality like that of an old church. In a weak a
  12. Thank you for pointing that out, since I hadn't thought to look him up and he seems quite interesting. According to Wikipedia, "The Cataract of Ganges" featured horses and a waterfall. I'm not sure how they managed to get an on-stage waterfall but that would have been a dramatic spectacle indeed!
  13. I was searching for Giselle in Google Books and I found two items that I found very interesting and rather amusing. Two nineteenth century dramas inspired by Giselle. They contain the general plot but diverge quite a bit. One is the script for a "dramatic spectacle" (Seems to be mainly a play but with danced and sung parts, Not sure what that is called) and the other an opera (not Le Villi, this one uses Giselle and Albrecht themselves.... sort of) https://books.google.ca/books?id=XQLAEIEcP9QC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false T
  14. A1EV3


    To introduce myself, I enjoy watching ballet and studying ballet history. I have read many interesting topics on this forum and wanted to join to talk about ballet as well.
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