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    Quote Originally Posted by naturebug View Post
    Maybe it's a generic answer, but my favorite has always been The Nutcracker. I always dreamed of being in it. I studied dance for many years but never good enough to be in a production of it. I still enjoy going to performances of it though. I love it for the music, the story, the costumes and the idea of a child star has always appealed to me since I was a little girl.
    The Nutcracker is mine too.
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    Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, the best of all ballets!
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    I saw La Sylphide (Løvenskiold) with Shoko Nakamura for the second time on Sunday.
    it's pretty good, but short. the forest scene (act2) is my favourite.
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    It's performed after Troy Game (Downes, all-male ballet parody in one act).

    this season I'll see:
    Coppélia, The Nutcracker, Manon, Swan Lake, Sylvia, The Karamazovs
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    My favorite ballet purely for music listening is Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland.

    My favorite ballet for experiencing the visual and aural in a theater is Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avey View Post
    Um, does anyone have a copy of -- or even seen live -- Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe? I cannot find a DVD of the ballet --that being the physical, dance, optical form of the composition.

    A push in the right direction would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    For the music: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring is my favourite ballet score - unless it's discounted for being used more predomanantly as a concert piece these days - if so then Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet.

    For the spectacle and the dancing itself: Khachaturian's Spartacus.

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    La Bayadère & A Midsummer Night's Dream (by Balanchine)... just love the music & choreography of those two ballets!

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    Not very knowledgeable about ballet but I'll choose Daphnis et Chloe. I also love the original novel by Longus! Innocence, ideal, joy of living, growing up, pastoral... beautiful things.
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    Probably the Rite of Spring or Romeo & Juliet.

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    Well. . . for starters.

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    Haven't seen or even heard too many ballet's but currently my favourite is Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring with the original choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky.

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    Swan Lake and te Nutcracker, although I'm almost a newbie in this "field" and I have many ballets pending to listen
    Last edited by davidaunes; Dec-13-2014 at 20:07.

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    Agon...I has everything in it...

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    Asafiev - Flames of Paris




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    My current favorite ballets are Swan Lake, The Firebird, and Romeo and Juliet. All in a 63-year spread by Russian composers.......

    Weird. Just weird.

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