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1890/1999 Sleeping Beauty Reconstruction photos

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I scanned these photos and am posting them for those who havnt seen them (or for those who want to see them again), they are so beautiful! The detail is amazing, particularly the decor of the Prologue and Aurora's bedchamber. It's obvious that the period of the story was represented, which rarely happens these days. Compare if you like the 1890 sets to the reproductions. IMPRESSIVE! Perhaps there are those that dont care for the decor? Could it be that thier detail and opulence is distracting?

Prologue -

1890 - http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/258/prologue18903bc.jpg

1999 - http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/4421/prologue19995lw.jpg

Act I -

1890 - http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1031/acti18903sv.jpg

1999 - http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/8536/ac...knitters4lb.jpg

Act II -

Vision Scene 1890 - http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4007/ac...ionscene4eb.jpg

Vision Scene 1999 1 - http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3527/acti...onscene21zs.jpg

Vision Scene 1999 2 - http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3359/acti...ionscene3hg.jpg

Panorama 1890 - http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/7624/ac...panorama8oh.jpg

Panorama 1999 - http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9730/acti...panorama8dk.jpg

Aurora's Bedchamber 1890 - http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/6489/sbedchamber2zh.jpg

Aurora's Bedchamber 1999 - http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7742/sbedchamber7dx.jpg

Act III 1890 - http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/1353/actiii18906ek.jpg

Act III 1999 - http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9329/ac...ocession9js.jpg

Apotheosis 1890 - http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2434/ac...otheosis1ll.jpg

Apotheosis 1999 - http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9311/acti...otheosis3yw.jpg

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Yes I scanned the 1999 ones and the some of the 1892 ones from Scholl's book......I wanted to share them with others who may not have the book, as they are really cool! When I first got the book I was flipping back and forth for while comparing the 1890 sets to the 1999 ones.....well done on behalf of the 'reconstructors'!

Heres some other pix I scanned from Scholl's book, the first is of Maria Anderson as Fee Fleur de Farine with an Unidentified page - check out Mlle. Anderson's corsetted waist! Makes me wonder how she danced! Those 19th century Danseuses sure had some endurance doing classical ballet in corsets! Was Anderson also the first White Cat? The second is of Marie Petipa as the Lilac Fairy in her Prologue costume with Lyubov Vishnevskaya as a member of her suite.

1. http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7084/sl...gbeauty16ox.jpg

2. http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/7892/sleepingbeauty22mp.jpg

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I think that these images are quite marvelous, as they demonstrate clearly the advantage gained by the Mariinsky by Vsevolozhsky's installation of a photography program. The photographer sometimes shifts to an oblique angle and shows more detail of the settings than a straight-on view might have shown. Of course the settings are Rococo Revival. It's the very thing that's being recalled by the libretto of the ballet, and the photographer reveals more wonder. A nice example of creative synergy.

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