ABTBluebird Posted November 4, 2007 Report Share Posted November 4, 2007 Hi! Our school is going to present Balanchine's Valse Fantasie in January. Someone from the Balanchine Trust is coming to stage it. I am going to be in it, but I don't know anything about the ballet. I have looked online and in my Balanchine books) for information, including on the NYCB website. I am confused because there seem to be two ballets called Valse Fantasie. Apparently one is older (a 1953 version). One of them has three girls and one male dancer and the girls "swirl around in perpetual motion." In the newer ballet there seems to be only a female dancer and a male dancer. My question is: What exactly is the difference between these two ballets? How many people are in each? Do these people perform variations? Is there a corpse and then a main couple? I want to have some information on the ballet before coming into my first rehearsal. What is the dancing in it like? I wish I could find a video of it, but our library doesn't have one. And of course I can't find anything online. Any information would be great! Thank You Quote Link to comment
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