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Bruce Madmin

18-11-99, 00:31 AM (GMT)
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"Next Mini-poll"
 
   The question in the next Mini-poll is going to be:

"What is the best ballet or dance death?"

We have The Cage and La Sylphide as initial thoughts but there are a few more yet. Submissions please...


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Next Mini-poll Stuart Sweeney 18-11-99 1
     RE: Next Mini-poll patricia meja 18-11-99 2
         RE: Next Mini-poll Bruce Madmin 18-11-99 3
             RE: Next Mini-poll Olivier 18-11-99 4
                 RE: Next Mini-poll alison 18-11-99 5
                     RE: Next Mini-poll eUGENE 18-11-99 6
                         RE: Next Mini-poll fuzzy face 18-11-99 7
                             RE: Next Mini-poll Jenny Delaney 18-11-99 8
  RE: Next Mini-poll Caz 21-11-99 9
  RE: Next Mini-poll Bruce Madmin 21-11-99 10
     RE: Next Mini-poll Bruce Wall 22-11-99 11

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Stuart Sweeney

18-11-99, 00:49 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Next Mini-poll"
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   'Swansong', 'The Green Table'.


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patricia meja

18-11-99, 01:25 AM (GMT)
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   deaths? hmmm.....GiselleSwan Lake (some versions, where the prince and the swan queen commit suicide at the end)La Bayadere (Nikiya and her snake-in-the-basket)Isn't there a great death in Mayerling and a corpse being taken for a ride?Frankie and Johnny (where Frankie shoots Johnny after discovering him being unfaithful with Nellie Bly)Petrouchkajust for starters (!)


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Bruce Madmin

18-11-99, 07:23 AM (GMT)
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   Death everywhere! There are indeed lots of deaths.. but at the end of the week I'm going to have to pick 7 or 8... so what are the good ones folks?!


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Olivier

18-11-99, 07:36 AM (GMT)
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   'Romeo & Juliet' offers plenty of death in any version ! Maybe it would even be interesting to have a poll to find out the version with the 'favorite' death scene ?


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alison

18-11-99, 01:09 PM (GMT)
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   LAST EDITED ON 18-Nov-99 AT 01:11 PM (GMT)

Onegin (not saying whose, in case I ruin someone's enjoyment of the film which has just come out).

*Not* Mercutio's - far too long and drawn out in any version

And how about "One where the dancer isn't visibly breathing after s/he's been killed"!


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eUGENE

18-11-99, 01:25 PM (GMT)
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   Mayerling - The doomed couple make passionate love before topping themselves. What better way to go!


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fuzzy face

18-11-99, 01:41 PM (GMT)
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   Surely the best ballet about death is MacMillan's GLORIA.


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Jenny Delaney

18-11-99, 05:59 PM (GMT)
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   What about Manon? That's an amazing death scene - always surprises me that no-one's been killed doing it.

Oh, and the suicide in the Judas Tree?


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Caz

21-11-99, 03:33 PM (GMT)
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   The Sylph in AMP's Highland Fling and Esmarelda in NBT's Hunchback of Notre Dame.


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Bruce Madmin

21-11-99, 09:06 PM (GMT)
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   Thansk for all the ideas folks - new poll is up.

btw you all forgot Edward II (he said squirming in his chair a little!)


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Bruce Wall

22-11-99, 10:51 AM (GMT)
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   Dear Bruce,

I would like to put forward Balanchine's La Sonnambula. The leading female is already dead - a living spirit much akin to a willi - who succeeds in spiriting her love into the netherworld. The spectre of Wendy Whelan magically borreeing (sp?) off the stage with Nikolai Hubbe prone across her arms is magic indeed, much as it was with Baryshnikov & Ferri or Kirkland. Thus voters for this spectre get two deaths for one -- and a glorious one-act story ballet - yet one of the many story ballets which Balanchine created and which he is frequently accused of ignoring. When are they going to bring Harlequinade to these shores? There's a enchanting ballet indeed. Happily, no death in sight.


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