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    I'm confused.

    Back in 2016 I saw this ballet production of Romeo and Juliet performed by this company called Moscow Festival Ballet which came to the local theater.

    It was a one act ballet, so not very long. For whatever reason, I didn't think much about it then, but now I'm wondering where in the world this ballet came from.

    This is what the program said:

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    AFTER WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY
    Full-length Ballet
    Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Choreography by Elena Radchenko based on
    sketches by Marius Petipa
    Sets and costumes by Elena and Sergey Radchenko
    Libretto by Elena and Sergey Radchenko

    Music by Tchaikovsky? What music would they have used? What is this?

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    I only know : Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture, no idea if that's it.
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    The dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar created a 20-minutes long version of R & J set to a complete performance of Tchaikovsky's piece of that name. It is available on DVD in a vintage performance that's reviewed here:

    http://www.musicweb-international.co...ncais_4583.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriesba View Post
    I'm confused.

    Back in 2016 I saw this ballet production of Romeo and Juliet performed by this company called Moscow Festival Ballet which came to the local theater.

    It was a one act ballet, so not very long. For whatever reason, I didn't think much about it then, but now I'm wondering where in the world this ballet came from.

    This is what the program said:



    Music by Tchaikovsky? What music would they have used? What is this?
    Choreographer Elena Radchenko used some parts of Tchaikovsky's fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet and the Pathétique Symphony to create the full one-act ballet which premiered in 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICK RIEKERT View Post
    Choreographer Elena Radchenko used some parts of Tchaikovsky's fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet and the Pathétique Symphony to create the full one-act ballet which premiered in 2010.
    So the choreography is a bunch of stuff by Petipa strung together? I remember there was some odd choreography in the bedroom scene.

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    I found this page with information:
    http://radchenko-ballet.com/en/romeo-and-juliet/

    I also found a video of it. This is just how I remember it, including the weird choreography in the bedroom scene. I wonder if the odd bits were things that were Radchenko's idea. The staging and all are so familiar. The production I saw must have used the exact same sets or exact copies, wow.


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    Oh dear me: what a dog's breakfast that production is!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christabel View Post
    Oh dear me: what a dog's breakfast that production is!!
    What about it in particular resembles a dog's breakfast? The part where they roll on the floor? Lol

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