bournonvilles

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Ballet History:

[2/4] Classical Ballets

Paris began to wane as the centre of the ballet world with the rise of the Russian and Danish masters. Ballet training became more formalised, with daily classes and uniforms, the expansion of the vocabulary and the formation of the many schools of training we know today; Cecchetti, Bournonville, Vaganova and so on. Popular themes included European folklore and exotic destinations which captured the imagination of audiences.

pedagogical tree of ballet masters
(from my old dance history notes)

Music Tag !

Tagged by @toastybeverage thanks love, i’m very fond of this tag ! :)

(You probably won’t be surprised and thank god, it’s not too shameful !!!)

Rules: you can tell a lot about a person based on the music they listen to. Put your music on shuffle and list the first 10 songs and tag ten people.

1. Sergio Mendes - Never Gonna Let You Go

2. Pharrell Williams - Freedom

3. Téléphone - Métro c’est trop

4. Maroon 5 - Love Somebody

5. Jacques Brel - Vesoul

6. Hans Zimmer - Deliver Us (The Prince of Egypt)

7. Louane - Avenir

8. Forqueray - Suite n 4 La D'Aubonne La Bournonville La Sainscy Rous (The Hannibal fandom knows)

9. 30 Seconds to Mars - Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)

10. Shostakovitch - Jazz Suite #2 - March

I tag !

@trcelyne @soubidou @je-fais-ce-que-je-veux @liledgyacrobat @lys-c-rambles @manu-la-louve @arcaninparisien @la-petite-frangipane @pluiedebisounours @confessionsdunenanasurbookee

The Dance can, with the aid of music, rise to the heights of poetry. On the other hand, through an excess of gymnastics it can also degenerate into buffoonery. So-called “difficult” feats can be executed by countless adepts, but the appearance of ease is achieved only by the chosen few
—  August Bournonville

Gudrun Bojesen in the title role of Bournonville’s La Sylphide. Royal Danish Ballet, Lincoln Center, June 2011. Photo: Martin Mydtskov Rønne.

Bojesen duplicates the virtues of her footwork in the suppleness of her entire body as she moves through space, thistledown style. Her mimed gestures are woven into her dancing so that the barrier between poetry and prose miraculously dissolves. She plays the Sylphide, rightly, as amoral, a creature of nature, driven by her own desires, and utterly poignant in her death, which results from her loving a mortal man.

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Jaime Crandall as Rosa and Alban Lendorf as Paolo (Royal Danish Ballet) and corps of Leonid Yakobson Ballet, “The Flower Festival in Genzano” choreography by August Bournonville, 2015 Dance Open Ballet Festival Gala, Alexandrinsky Theatre (April 27, 2015)

Photo © Jack Devant

Soloist Caroline Baldwin

Photo: Ani Collier.

#royaldanishballet   #denkongeligeballet    #ballet     #bournonville      #afolktale    #jump

© Jack Devant

Jaime Crandall as “Rosa”, Alban Lendorf as “Paolo” (Royal Danish Ballet) and corps of Leonid Yakobson Ballet, “The Flower Festival in Genzano” choreography by August Bournonville, 2015 Dance Open Ballet Festival Gala, Alexandrinsky Theatre (April 27, 2015)