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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Entry: From Ballets russes to Ballet noire: The Spectre of the Rose on Stage and Screen - A87779443
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni (GE, Post Editor), Not here the darkness, in this twittering world - U1590784

The h2g2 Edited Guide contains many kinds of entries.

Some INSTRUCT - they tell you how to make useful things, like advent calendars and baguettes.

Some INFORM - they tell you things you want to know, such as what to do in Manchester on a Saturday night, or how many postboxes there are on the Isle of Wight.

Mine, however, are most likely to make you scratch your head and think, 'Did I really want to know all that?'

This, alas, is one of those entries. smiley - winkeye

I'm hoping this ballet story will give you a chuckle. And get the sound of Berlioz out of my head...it's driving me mad, I tell you, mad...smiley - run


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Wonderful stuff Dmitri, I particularly liked "Nijinsky looked a bit like the Sprout in an old Jolly Green Giant advert, but more colourful."smiley - laugh (I am old enough to remember that advert) and "Hecht rescued more screenplays from oblivion and bad lines than a critic could shake a shtick at"smiley - rofl

smiley - modA typo: <> "or" should be "of".

smiley - towelA couple more links for you:
Carl Maria von Weber A610688
Champagne A941122

Thanks for this enlightening piece, I'm going to go youtubing nowsmiley - winkeye

GB
smiley - galaxysmiley - diva


A87779443 - From Ballets russes to Ballet noire: The Spectre of the Rose on Stage and Screen

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Thanks for the correction, GB, and those links. smiley - biggrin

I'll go add them.

And thanks for reading. I think you'll enjoy the Youtubes.

Oh, and ahem...for everybody kind enough to read this, a present from Youtube.

Not the Spectre of the Rose. Rather the Spectre of the Pig:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHbGqJ_MonU


A87779443 - From Ballets russes to Ballet noire: The Spectre of the Rose on Stage and Screen

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Oh, almost forgot:

I found the Nijinsky image. And he DOES look like Sprout:

http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/balletsrusses/ExhibitionItems/ExhibitObjects/NijinskyinLeSpectredelaRose.aspx?Enlarge=true&ImageId=f25933cf-227d-4183-871a-8fb2c3a063d5%3a12e6b86a-83ff-4cbf-8cf5-a71cb320df68%3a53&PersistentId=1%3af25933cf-227d-4183-871a-8fb2c3a063d5%3a36&ReturnUrl=%2fExhibitions%2fballetsrusses%2fExhibitionItems%2fExhibitObjects%2fNijinskyinLeSpectredelaRose.aspx
Nijinsky as the Rose, 1911.


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minorvogonpoet

This is great fun, and I love the comparison of Nijinsky to Sprout! smiley - laugh

It's informative too, of course, and taught me a new word ' heteronormativity'.

On the subject of ballet and madness, hasn't this theme been explored more recently in 'Black Swan'? is it worth mentioning this?


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Ooh, I haven't heard of this one. smiley - bigeyes Give me a link, MVP. smiley - grovel Or tell me who was in it, whatever...


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minorvogonpoet

See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947798/

Natalie Portman played the ballerina who dances Odette/Odile.
Some of the critics were rude about it, but a friend of mine loved it. I saw Meryl Streep in 'The Iron Lady' instead.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Oh, thanks! smiley - smiley Sure, we can mention that. It looks like the theme's still active.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Done. smiley - smiley


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minorvogonpoet


smiley - ok


A87779443 - From Ballets russes to Ballet noire: The Spectre of the Rose on Stage and Screen

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Are we all done here? smiley - smiley

GB
smiley - galaxysmiley - diva


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Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

DG says he is satisfied with it.


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h5ringer

Could we change
<>
to
<> (moving the 'a' to next to 'perennial'.

smiley - cheers


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok Sure can.


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h5ringer

smiley - ok


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - laugh Thanks. I forgot about this one.


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