Sarah Olsen wrote:
I also recall a ballet lift occuring at the very end of a performance,where the female held in her arms the male dancer and then proceeded to walk with him,carrying him up the stairs of a castle tower.
Please if anyone can inform me of the name of the ballet in question, and of any other scenes or dance performances that have female lifting male in then i would truely be very greatful.
In Balanchine's La Sonnambula
, the sleepwalker carries the dead poet offstage in her arms at the end of the ballet. Maybe in some production she carried him upstairs. Here's a link to a review of La Sonnambula
from Dance Insider
that describes the action.
When the Sleepwalker suddenly appears again, now in the midst of the anguished revelers, we know something very strange is about to happen. But can anyone ever be prepared for the sight of the Sleepwalker, who had seemed to be as light as the moon, bearing the Poet's body in her arms back through her archway? She simply takes him. We know not where, or for what.]