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Sonja G

20-12-01, 09:20 AM (GMT)
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"Bejart's "Nutcracker"??"
 
   On German TV 3sat, there will be a 24hour marathon called "Tanzwelten", on 31 December.
Guess there is not much new - but I wonder if anyone knows Bejart's "Nutcracker"? What is that like? It's broadcast at prime time 8 pm, so.... Thanks for any information!


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  RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"?? Viviane 20-12-01 1
     RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"?? Sonja G 20-12-01 2
         RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"?? Viviane 20-12-01 3
             RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"?? Susy 23-12-01 4
                 RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"?? Viviane 23-12-01 5
                 RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"?? Viviane 30-12-01 6

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Viviane

20-12-01, 09:44 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"??"
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   Sonja, make sure you don't miss out on this, because it's in NO WAY something simular to the Nutcracker's we are familiar with.
Although only a couple of years old, I don't think this creation will have a long life.

In his Nutcracker Béjart tells his own story, mixed with fantasy-figures, an impressive scenery and video-projection. He creates a whole silly world with humoristic (sometimes too exagerate to my taste) figures.
In fact it's a homage to Béjart's mother who died when he was 7.

Béjart : "Dans "Casse-noisette", j'ai voulu raconter mon enfance et ma jeunesse, mes rêves et mon travail de formation Chorégraphique."

See a review of René Sirvin at : http://www.imagidanse.com/francais/presse/12-d%E9c-99/casse-noisette.html
and one in English by Patrica Boccadero :
http://www.culturekiosque.com/dance/reviews/rhebejnut.html


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Sonja G

20-12-01, 09:59 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"??"
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   Viviane, thanks so much for your comment and the links that give a good idea of what that ballet looks like!
Well, I must admit I guess this is not really my taste, but surely it will be interesting, so I will try not to miss it!
Thanks again!
Sonja
PS: However, I guess I will buy a copy of RB's Nutcracker that was broadcast last year, but unfortunately not over here...


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Viviane

20-12-01, 10:23 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"??"
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   >Well, I must admit I guess this is not really my taste, but surely it will be interesting, so I will try not to miss it!

Sonja, I can agree with you...but it's interesting to see once.
In fact I think maybe this ballet deserved another title...
something as : "The childhood-fantasies of M.Béjart" !

I'm sorry but I can't help with a recording of RB's Nutcracker..
I made a mistake with my video


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Susy

23-12-01, 09:18 AM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"??"
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   I was in Turin for the world première of this ballet. I saw it as a tribute to Federico Fellini. I've never been particularly fond of the famous Italian film-maker, but Béjart was able to recreate the atmosphere and the flavour of certain sequences with poetry and humour. Look for example at the Snow flake waltz and compare it with "Amarcord". Also the circus is taken from Fellini's "8 1/2"!


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Viviane

23-12-01, 11:28 AM (GMT)
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   LAST EDITED ON 23-12-01 AT 01:21 PM (GMT)


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Viviane

30-12-01, 12:29 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Bejart's "Nutcracker"??"
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   Susy,
This realy has opened my eyes : you are right on the connection with Fellini's films......I never saw it this way in relation to Béjart's Nutcracker.... It's such a long time ago I saw those films...but I can remember Mastroianni !
So, from what I can recall....they are both autobiografical and 8 1/2 is a reflection of Fellini's life and fantasy with a lot of flashbacks...In fact this film is just one 'movement'...due to the manipulation of the camera. All pieces of the puzzle are coming together now

Until now I only saw the relation between Béjart and Fellini through Nino Rota's music. Although they were all the three of them friends.
This Italian composer was one of Maurice Béjart's favourites. He especially loved the vivacity of Rota's music. And...a lovely detail : during his youth Rota was very close to Stravinsky !
So, no wonder that Rota wrote also balletmusic, among them a score for La Scala ('La strada'....yes in connection with Fellini's 'La Strada'). In the 70ties he has composed balletmusic for Béjart's 'Le Molière imaginaire' and "Amor di poeta".
I cherish beautiful memories of Béjart's tribute to his friend Nino Rota : "Un bacio per Nino".
I saw this performance by Béjart's 'Rudra'-school, a couple of years ago during the Florence Dance Festival. This moving tribute was divided into 3 sections, who learned us a lot about Rota and his inspiration : 'Nino-Molière' with 'Scaramouche', 'Tartuffe', 'Le Roi'...; 'Nino and friends' told us about Rota's relationship with and inspiration from the composers Rossini, Strauss and Stravinsky. The third part 'Nino-Fellini' took us to Fellini's wonderful world. The use of recordings with Béjart and Rota's voices made it all quite moving.
I can't find the notes I made about this performance but I do recall a sublime Keisuke (an oriental ballerina) in Strauss 'Trish-Trash polka' and the beautiful costumes by Gianni Versace and Anna Di Giorgi.
I wonder if you have already seen La Scala's tribute to Fellini in a ballet called 'Amarcord' ?


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