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eugene merrett

02-12-01, 08:05 PM (GMT)
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"moscow Stanislavky Ballet"
   Is not Stanislavsky the person who invented "method acting" as pacticed by Daniel Day Lewis, Robert De Niro etc . Just how does this technique apply to ballet! Are the dancers required to like Swans! Ie eat Algae for a few weeks and even be monogamous (well try to at least!)

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Richard J

02-12-01, 10:35 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: moscow Stanislavky Ballet"
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   Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938), Russian actor, director, teacher, rejected the declamatory style of acting in favour of greater realism, and concentrated on the psychological basis for the development of a character. He co-founded the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898, and was acclaimed for his productions of Chekhov.

The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre Ballet (aka The Stanislavsky Ballet) is descended from the Art Ballet founded by Krieger in Moscow in 1929, placing special emphasis on the drama of its productions. Various other groups joined as the company developed; under Krieger and Bourmeister (chief chor. 1930-71) the repertory always paid careful attention to the drama, according to the principles of Stanislavsky. First appearance in the West was in Paris, 1956.

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03-12-01, 00:37 AM (GMT)
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Thank you for the explanation of the name 'Moscow-Stanislavsky Ballet' Richard and thanks for the original point Eugene. I must admit, I didn't know that it was the same Stanislavsky.

Stanislavksy himself stated that Isadora Duncan made a very strong impression upon him and in this quote from his book 'My Life in Art', it appears they were peas from the same pod.

'...speaking of a performance of hers that was just over, during which visitors came to her dressing room and interfered with her preperations, she explained: "I cannot dance that way. Before I go out on the stage, I must place a motor in my soul. When that begins to work my legs and arms and my whole body will move independently of my will. But if I do not get time to put that motor in my soul , I cannot dance."

Can't wait to see Darcey fluttering in the Serpentine for some inspiration!

BTW Eugene : Don't you think that dancers can already be'... monogamous (well try to at least!)'!!!

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