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Paul A

30-10-01, 05:52 PM (GMT)
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"Memorable mishaps"
 
   The separate Cinderella posting about the prince parting company with the floor as he bounds on to make his entry prompts some memories of other occasions when the illusion has been shattered.

- A Concerto performance when one of the three supporting couples deep upstage was resolutely up (or down) when the other two couples were down (or up) in their supported arabesques. The critics said how tidy the ensemble was.

- A Coppelia from SWRB in 1976 when the bridal cart dislodged the front of the church in act three. The wonder of schools' matinees!

- Galanteries and Serenade at ROH when the corps had not learned their cues - popping out from the wings too early to freeze before they dart off again. We saw you!

- A RB Fille in Liverpool with too much scenery on too small a stage. No room for the pony trap to turn to get thtough the gate at the end of scene one it nonchalently demolished the farm wall instead.

- Nutcracker Sweeties when the lead liquorice allsort's hem developed a life of its own.

- An unplanned orchestral interlude in Biches when the lead boy and the garconne missed their entry.

- A Petrushka from Nureyev when the patch on the wall unpeeled itself before Petrushka breaks it through - lots of impromptu wallpaper pasting integrated into the choroeography.

Any favourites from anybody else?


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  RE: Memorable mishaps Rachel 30-10-01 1
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Rachel

30-10-01, 06:14 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Memorable mishaps"
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   How could I forget the pony in 'La Fille' deposit a little present at the front of the stage at the RFH? I felt sorry for the person trying to clean it up. He had to go back for a few attempts if I remember rightly.


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jm

30-10-01, 06:20 PM (GMT)
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   Nureyev's shoe coming loose - I can't remember what the ballet was, unfortunately - and him taking it off and hurling it into the wings before carrying on.

On more than one occasion, the corps de ballet of fairies in Ashton's 'Cinderella' crashing into each other.


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Helen

30-10-01, 07:49 PM (GMT)
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   I think the Nureyev shoe incident was in the Shades scene from Bayadere - but he quite often did things like that when he was young.


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