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On 8/15/2020 at 6:53 PM, Buddy said:

“Lose yourself to Dance”

Starting at 1:48:10

A Feeling — that I hope to see returning to the Mariinsky stage as soon as it’s as safe and desirable as possible.

I'd forgotten about the 'Venus rising from the bathtub' scene. The music performance was interesting - I like the water sound effects.

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56 minutes ago, pherank said:

I'd forgotten about the 'Venus rising from the bathtub' scene. The music performance was interesting - I like the water sound effects.

The entire work was intended to be uplifting. This is also very noticeable in the beginning piece starting at 1:29:30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5370&v=vXILEnsBSrY&feature=emb_logo

I’m down there in the forth row center with the balding head.  😊

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This is a quick article relating to the video clip of the London Swan ballerina posted here about two weeks ago.

“Social DistDancing: street ballet surprises make hearts leap”

“ The poise and serenity of the ballet pas de deux, especially, seems to delight the onlookers who whoop enthusiastically. “It’s amazing to hear people scream and cheer,” says Katsura. “You don’t get that at the Royal Opera House.” She’s been pleased to show ballet to passersby who might never see it otherwise. “We struggle in the bigger companies and theatres to get that younger generation in, but in the feedback I get, the people in their 20s tend to be the ones that love the ballet and they’re very surprised after watching it. Every time the ballet dancers come on it’s total silence, everyone puts down their phone and they just watch and it’s amazing to see that.” “

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/aug/17/social-distdancing-street-ballet-surprises-make-hearts-leap

(Thanks to Ian Macmillan at BalletcoForum)

Added:  Here's the video again.

https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/periods-genres/ballet/mystery-dancer-on-london-canalside-audience-passing-canoes/

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I like this video for at least two reasons besides just being enjoyable. Outdoor performances really seem like a good idea and dancers wearing face masks in close contact at this time is probably a very good idea as well.

Dance Theatre of Harlem -- Dancing Through Harlem

(Thanks to Naomi M at BalletcoForum)

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On 8/20/2020 at 4:57 PM, ECat said:

This is a super fun compilation.  Not sure if anyone has posted it here yet or not.

 

That is great fun! Thank you, ECat. It’s as brilliant as the Uptown Funk mashup. Love the ending from It’s A Wonderful Life. 

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On 8/19/2020 at 10:57 AM, Buddy said:

I like this video for at least two reasons besides just being enjoyable. Outdoor performances really seem like a good idea and dancers wearing face masks in close contact at this time is probably a very good idea as well.

Dance Theatre of Harlem -- Dancing Through Harlem

(Thanks to Naomi M at BalletcoForum)

Too beautiful for words, thank you, thank you, Buddy. These dancers are extraordinary. Such beautiful, clean choreography. I loved it. 

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Another crazy photo from Maria Kochetkova - both terrifying and funny:

"Caption this... yes, that’s me about to ouch. First entrance of Don Quixote not even a minute on stage, but 3 more hours to go after that fall..."

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNhoDGwrBXP/

The still image is hard to decipher - need some video to explain how things went completely fakakta.

 

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Something, perhaps, for the kids. Martin Short tells the story of The Sleeping Beauty, illustrated by footage from the National Ballet of Canada production.

 

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After I watched the delightful ABT Ratmansky Divertimento/Bubble, I started looking back at old Bernstein musicals. Here's a scene from Wonderful Town with Rosalind Russell who covers a lot of ground in high heels. This still seems fun and cheerful to me – not sure if it's too dated. (I once did a lip-sync scene from the same musical in a required acting class – Pass that Football. Our teacher was Dorothy Adams Foulger who played the maid that drops the tray in Laura when Laura comes back from the dead. She was very amused with my fumbling about.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckO7k4nT7NA&t=218s

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39 minutes ago, Quiggin said:

After I watched the delightful ABT Ratmansky Divertimento/Bubble, I started looking back at old Bernstein musicals. Here's a scene from Wonderful Town with Rosalind Russell who covers a lot of ground in high heels. This still seems fun and cheerful to me – not sure if it's too dated. (I once did a lip-sync scene from the same musical in a required acting class – Pass that Football. Our teacher was Dorothy Adams Foulger who played the maid that drops the tray in Laura when Laura comes back from the dead. She was very amused with my fumbling about.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckO7k4nT7NA&t=218s

 Thank you for the link. Russell is awesome on the original Broadway cast album and her line readings have entered justly into legend ( ("I was rereading 'Moby Dick' the other day [radio silence]….It's about this [beat] whale").  Enough to make me forgive her Mama Rose.

 

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