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ballet explained: coppélia // movita beaucoup

ballet explained: coppélia, act 2

READ ACT 1 HERE The curtain rises on Doctor Coppélius’ house. Inside the dimly lit workshop, Swanilda and her friends investigate the space which is filled with life-sized mechanical dolls. Like the characters in any decent horror movie, the girls ignore the stench of heartbreak and desperation, and lack the good sense to flee before being discovered. Instead, they wind up the […]

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beaucoup ballet: media release

June 26, 2016 Movita Beaucoup, Artistic Director of Beaucoup Ballet, today announced the 2016/17 season which celebrates the 4th anniversary of the company. “The 2016/17 season features Coppélia and probably some other stuff,” says Beaucoup. “We are extremely proud to be showcasing such mediocre work.” The company’s current repertoire includes Giselle and La Bayadère. Beaucoup Ballet […]

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famous ballets explained (kind of) // la bayadère // movita beaucoup

ballet explained: la bayadère, act II

Act II of our story opens in Solor’s tent. A flautist and Magedaveya are trying to cheer a grief stricken Solor, with little success. Solor is inconsolable – gnawed by remorse and wondering just how long it will take for the flautist to get tired. Of course, it’s hard to feel sorry for Solor when you remember that he promised to marry two women, and then let […]

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famous ballets explained (kind of) // la bayadère // movita beaucoup

ballet explained: la bayadère, act I, scene III

A big engagement party is being held for Solor and Gamzatti in the garden of the Rajah’s palace. There are a lot of guests there, and a number of celebratory dances break out. Like, A LOT. These dances feature a bunch of people that don’t really have anything to do with our story. They are also exactly why people hate […]

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famous ballets explained (kind of) // la bayadère // movita beaucoup

ballet explained: la bayadère, act I, scene II

In a room in his palace, the Rajah Dugmanta, head of the principality, has decided to reward his favourite warrior, Solor, for his bravery. A gift card seems too impersonal, so the Rajah decides to give Solor his daughter, Gamzatti. When the Rajah tells Gamzatti she’s becoming a trophy wife (literally), and that she’ll be marrying a complete stranger, she’s a […]

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famous ballets explained (kind of) // la bayadère // movita beaucoup

ballet explained: la bayadère, act I, scene I

Solor – a noble warrior Nikiya – a temple dancer (aka bayadère) Gamzatti – the Rajah’s (ruler’s) daughter Magedaveya – a fakir (devoted follower of the temple) The High Brahmin – the high priest of the temple Rajah Dugmanta of Golconda – Gamzatti’s dad and ruler of Golconda . . . Our story begins at nightfall, just outside an ancient temple in India. A gaggle of warriors, led by Solor, have returned from the hunt of a great tiger. Solor, […]

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