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Bruce Madmin

24-07-00, 00:28 AM (GMT)
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"Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
 
   I thought I'd open a thread for any thoughts on the poll - when its done I'll also add the final results in here.


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll Carly Gillies 24-07-00 1
     RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll Jhanner 25-07-00 2
         RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll eugene merrett 25-07-00 3
             Now here is a challenge? Stephanie Wragg 26-07-00 4
                 RE: Now here is a challenge? Jane N 27-07-00 5
                     RE: Now here is a challenge? Eugene Merrett 27-07-00 6
  RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll gerald dowler 28-07-00 7
  RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll Bruce Madmin 07-08-00 8
     RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll Fuzzyface 07-08-00 9
         RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll Lynn 07-08-00 10
             RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll Juliet Ashdown 12-08-00 11
                 RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll jonathan 18-08-00 12
                     RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll Helen 18-08-00 13
                         RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll jonathan 19-08-00 14
                             RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll Helen 19-08-00 15
                     RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll Julia 19-08-00 16

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Carly Gillies

24-07-00, 10:25 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   I wonder how long it took to think up that list - And what a lot of fun it must have been !

Personally I think 'Alien' is a great idea for a ballet. Would'nt Ripley be a wonderful role ? And didn't Lez Brotherson design the film set anyway ??


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Jhanner

25-07-00, 12:22 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   Never mind the dam busters-on similar war movie theme, what about The Great Escape?


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eugene merrett

25-07-00, 12:35 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   How about War and Peace!


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Stephanie Wragg

26-07-00, 10:39 AM (GMT)
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   What about an adaptation of the book/movie.....Coma????
Using John Taverner music, it could be quite effective in illustrating the oft forgotten thought that dancing is like standing still, only faster?


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Jane N

27-07-00, 11:13 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Now here is a challenge?"
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   Following on from "The Great Escape", what about "The French Connection"? The car chase could be fun. Another thought - "Pulp Fiction", although the stage could get a little slippery.


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Eugene Merrett

27-07-00, 11:41 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Now here is a challenge?"
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   How about a ballet version of the Jerry Springer Show! All those punch ups can be choreographed and it could have the sound track could just a long succession of beep, beep, beep to the sound of "Jerry!Jerry!Jerry!" .

I am sure that MacMillan could do something with the love triangle and other disputes which the Jerry Springer Show specializes in!!


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gerald dowler

28-07-00, 10:08 AM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   Well, all the subjects suggested seem quite reasonable guesses at Bintley's next story ballet...


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Bruce Madmin

07-08-00, 01:06 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   Ok folks, here (at last) are the results... do feel free to respond with your own thoughts on the results.


Balletco Poll

Which is the most unsuitable story for ballet?


Planet of the Apes: 21.4%

Delia Smith's Complete Cookery: 19.0%

The Dambusters: 16.7%

Coronation Street - the ballet: 9.5%

Carry on up the Ballet Academy: 9.5%

A Brief History of Time: 9.5%

Alien: 7.1%

My Left Foot: 2.4%

Dr Who and the Daleks: 2.4%

Thelma and Louise: 2.4%

Gone with the Wind: 0.0%

by CgiScripts.Net
         


Poll: Which is the most unsuitable story for ballet?

24 July 2000

I think you need to draw your own conclusions from this one!


Our Mini-poll page also includes all our old Mini-polls:
Mini-poll page


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Fuzzyface

07-08-00, 12:57 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   My friend Lynn is going to be thrilled that her "Apes" suggestion has won. Well done Lynn!


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Lynn

07-08-00, 01:05 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   What can I say, thankyou everyone who voted, you're all as mad as me! It's now my ambition to see this on the stage at Covent Garden. Are you free Darcy...


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Juliet Ashdown

12-08-00, 11:01 AM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   This is a late suggestion, but how about the Nativity

Juliet


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jonathan

18-08-00, 08:39 AM (GMT)
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12. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   I suspect I have seen one of the most unsuitable synopses for a ballet (danced by the Kristiansund Balletcenter) while on a cruise in Norway. Scene III (of 6),for example,danced to a "Psalm from Smøla" goes like this:

"The weather plays a vital part in the drying process. Too hot and the fish will spoil, if it rains the fish will be ruined. In this piece we start in the heat of the summer. The women must stand the fish up so they do not spoil. In the background we hear a storm building. It is important to stack the fish and cover them with a characteristic round wooden cover like an umbrella before the rain comes."

If you're wondering what happens in the end, the final scene ("Spanish Variation")is very dramatic:

"The consumer in Spain uses Klippfisch to make many dishes including Bacalao, which Kristiansund has adopted as one of its traditional dishes. In its Spanish form bacalao is made of tomatoes, potatoes, onions, olive oil, peppers, and of course, Klippfisch."


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Helen

18-08-00, 06:33 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   What was this wonderful ballet called, jonathan? I hope they bring it to Covent Garden soon. I want to see it!


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jonathan

19-08-00, 08:19 AM (GMT)
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14. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   It was just called "The Ballet". But I suppose with a storyline like that, you only really need one ballet.


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Helen

19-08-00, 11:03 AM (GMT)
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15. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   I presume that Klippfisch is closely related to Bratfisch in "Mayerling".


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Julia

19-08-00, 11:52 PM (GMT)
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16. "RE: Thoughts on the unsuitable story for ballet poll"
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   Don't you think that you should perhaps draw the choreographer's attention to Delia Smith's Cookery Course as a potential subject for his/her next work?


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