theater 4 - Cross culture 1841 paris Rise on your toes, you...

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Cross culture 1841 paris Rise on your toes, you had to have a completely different ballet technique Before they had blocked toe shoes Story was written by a very famous French critique Theophile Gautier Drove men offstage They were no more men doing women roles Giselle went to Russia By 1850 Marius took ballet into Russia Russians begin to add their elements Giselle goes on her toes to bounce. She had blocked toe shoes. Many people think of the ballet as a Russian ballet The ballet takes place in Bohemia Slavic tradition Folklorish thing with women enticing men into the woods Supernatural being protects Albrecht Man puts a cross behind and put the cross in front of the woman in the willies Religious elemt-Christian Supernatural element- Women- Slavic tradition Story- egrman folktale Music, book,-French environment Over the years, everybody has danced the piece. The role of Giselle is a lot of acting. You have to reject the king. The romantic irony-she chooses the Brad Pitt The idea that you must suspend your disbelief The idea of the choreography with the ballet was ripped off of someone else. Theater and Love People go to the theater to be entertained We may be even more interested in the information we get. There are choices being made o see this rather than something else.
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2009 for the course PERFORMING GE cluster taught by Professor Winter during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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