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alison

29-06-00, 05:45 PM (GMT)
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"Those Fish Dives ..."
 
   According to Robert Greskovic's (sp?) Complete Guide to Ballet, through which I am currently ploughing my way (600 pages!), the fish dives in the grand pas de deux in Sleeping Beauty weren't introduced until the Diaghilev production, which would explain why they weren't to be seen in the Kirov version (although not necessarily why ENB's production replaced them with some "weightlifting" moves )


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     RE: Those Fish Dives ... Eugene Merrett 30-06-00 2

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Fuzzyface

30-06-00, 09:30 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Those Fish Dives ..."
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   Yes, that's true. They were probably added by Nijinska, who edited the choreography in 1921. If you watch videos of the old Kirov & Bolshoi productions, they don't do them either.


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Eugene Merrett

30-06-00, 01:32 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Those Fish Dives ..."
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   I think the "wieght lifting" steps by Deane in his current version of Sleeping Beauty were put in to make it easier for all sides of the round to see the steps. After lifting Aurora the prince turns around 360 degrees so all foru sides of the round get a head on view . Obviously this would be much harder to do if he held Aurora in a fish dive!

I think Aurora was held in a fish dive in ENB performances of SB the last time it was performed in 1997.


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