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 Post subject: The Pharoh's Daughter Bolshoi
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 12:36 pm 
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Has anyone seen this ballet before? Can't decide between this or Swan Lake in London.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pharoh's Daughter Bolshoi
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 2:32 am 
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Although the Bolshoi's production of Swan Lake is not without merit, it is different from traditional versions and doesn't have too many fans so I would hesitate to recommend it.

If you can only get to one performance, I think Daughter of the Pharaoh has to be the best choice as this is a complete first in the UK. The sets and costumes are terrific and Pierre Lacotte has produced a fair pastiche of 19th century choreography. When the ballet was shown in Paris earlier this year, it proved very popular indeed and Criticaldances’s Katherine Kanter provided the following in-depth and very enthusiastic review.
http://forum.criticaldance.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=000701

If you do manage to see this ballet Matthew, please let us know your thoughts about this highly enjoyable work.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pharoh's Daughter Bolshoi
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 4:10 am 
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I saw Pharao's Daughter in Paris and without doubt, I would go to see again it. I think Grigorovitch' Swan Lake is not one of the best production of this ballet, all the mime is "deleted" and if you know a russian Lake, it's always the same thing :) !

you could read all the french comments on the bolchoi tour at this address of French "Danser"

<small>[ 17 May 2004, 06:14 AM: Message edited by: Cathy ]</small>

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 Post subject: Re: The Pharoh's Daughter Bolshoi
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 5:53 am 
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Thanks so much! I will look at the schedule, and shoot for TPD. ;)


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