Hollywood Ballet Posted February 5, 2008 Report Share Posted February 5, 2008 There doesn't seem to be a forum per se for choreography or music, so I'm posting this here, probably mistakenly Hoping others might share what they have found is the most difficult music to choreograph or dance to. Minkus and Tchaikovsky ballet music seems pretty straightforward, and there is much more demanding music. I'm finding the Adagio of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez to be a real challenge. Any of the piano music from the Romantic Period is tough, because of the rubato and the breathy, suspended quality this requires in the dancers- the Ballade #1 in G minor by Chopin, for example, is a beast. Another hard one was Shostakovich's Prelude and Fugue #12- the prelude wasn't too tough, being a very measured (and beautiful) passacaglia, with exquisite counterpoint, but the fugue was insane, being molto allegro, in irregular 5/4 time which starts out irregular and gets more irregular as it goes. One dancer quit in frustration over that one! Wondering what music others find tough, from a technical or even an artistic standpoint (I would find it hard to dance to gangsta rap, for example, because I don't like the nonstop profanity and misogyny). Quote Link to comment
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