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I am a avid balletgoer from the netherlands, and was pleasantly surprised when I watched The firebird on arte channel, performed by The canadian ballet company. It was a registration on dvd 2003, with the kirov orchestra led by Giergev. I am very impressed by the choreografy by Kudelka. When I tryed to buy it however I failed. I learned that is was only available from a firm by the name of bullfrog for the amazing price of 250 us dollars!

Can someome enlighten me on this subject, and everything connected with the Canadian ballet.

This is the first message I send into this forum, and I will be happy to discuss about anything connected with ballet.

In my youth I was a dancer but had to stop with my education prior to a body problem. But ballet is still my main interrest, and I am very into this world of movement.

Lets hear from you

Harry

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Welcome Harry! You might want to look at the National Ballet of Canada forum here to find out more about the company. I've seen Kudelka's Firebird live and on video (it was shown on the CBC- a Canadian TV network). It's interesting to compare the two, as they added quite a few special effects on video. It's not my favourite Kudelka ballet (I much prefer his recent Cinderella), but I'm glad you enjoyed it. It is also in the repertoire of ABT and the Houston Ballet.

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......and in the rep of Pennsylvania Ballet who performs it this spring (for the 2nd time)!

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Welcome Harry! You might want to look at the National Ballet of Canada forum here to find out more about the company. I've seen Kudelka's Firebird live and on video (it was shown on the CBC- a Canadian TV network). It's interesting to compare the two, as they added quite a few special effects on video. It's not my favourite Kudelka ballet (I much prefer his recent Cinderella), but I'm glad you enjoyed it. It is also in the repertoire of ABT and the Houston Ballet.

Hi Paquita,

I all ready looked at the forum and it gives a lot off information, thank you. You know I saw a lot of Kudelka's work, and I am impressed all the time. Off cause there will be good and not so good aspects in every ballet you see, but still this Firebird made me sit upright at once. Not only the special effects made me marvel, but the performance off the ballet company was beyond reproch. I was quite taken by the prima from the NBC how she moved. The quality and level of execution was in my eyes amazing, and that goes for the rest off the dancers also.

Well there are many things I could say about the performance and go into the fine details of it all, and I will if you are interrested!

I also will introduce a topic about the merits amd demerits of modern dance shortly, on the forum of ballet talk. Maybe you want to join in also on this one?

Thank you for the welcome you gave me

Harry

Forgive me my english it is a bit rusty.

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Thank you for the welcome you gave me

Harry

Forgive me my english it is a bit rusty.

Harry, let me say hello too. It's nice to hear from you. And your English is fine.

It's great to hear from people that are from various corners of the world, it gives te board more of a global sense of what is going on as well as a more global perspective.

Best,

Richard

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Thank you for the welcome you gave me

Harry

Forgive me my english it is a bit rusty.

Harry, let me say hello too. It's nice to hear from you. And your English is fine.

It's great to hear from people that are from various corners of the world, it gives te board more of a global sense of what is going on as well as a more global perspective.

Best,

Richard

The world is a village.

Hi Richard,

Thank you for your words of welcome. I must say that I am glad that I found this forum about ballet. In the Netherlands there is no such thing. Allthough we have some of the finest dance company's in the world, ballet is not really a issue. It is a a very small group of people in this country that are involved in such a way as I am. Modern ballet is hot at the moment in Holland, allthough you can ask the question if modern ballet has anything to do with ballet as I know it. But then what is the essence of ballet and is it debata :thanks: ble. In the near future I will write about it in a new topic, and walk into the den of many lions I guess.

Hope to hear from you,

Harry

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Hi Harry,

there are several other versions of The Firebird available on DVD - the Royal Ballet has one, and so does the Kirov-Mariinsky - that are both more affordable and closer to the Fokine original.

You are right many people in the Netherlands are into modern dance - this is Europe after all - however Ballet Talk has a place to discuss ballet performances in Amsterdam etc here.

Maybe you have been at a couple things discussed here, and you'd like to participate.

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Hi Harry,

there are several other versions of The Firebird available on DVD  -  the Royal Ballet has one, and so does the Kirov-Mariinsky  -  that are both more affordable and closer to the Fokine original.

You are right many people in the Netherlands are into modern dance  -  this is Europe after all  - however Ballet Talk has a place to discuss ballet performances in Amsterdam etc here.

Maybe you have been at a couple things discussed here, and you'd like to participate.

Hi Herman,

Thank you for this reply. First of all I am aware that there are more versions of the firebird, which I have allready, and I know that they are closer to the Fokine original. But.... this version I talk about impressed me also. The question still remains why this version of the canadian ballet is so expensive. Anyone?

So you asume that the fact the dutch are into modern dance has something to do with the fact that it is Europe after all ( no disrespect meant mind you) .

Herman you made me very happy pointing out to me that there is also a serious forum to discuss about Dutch ballet. In my ignorance about everything that has to do with computers and how to find my way in the maze of all kind of sites I did not see this and I never would have found this out where it not for your friendly help, thank you. I will participate on this forum asp.

Hope to meet you on this forum.

Harry

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