Guest LizzyA Posted September 18, 2008 Report Share Posted September 18, 2008 I found a New York Times review on the Balanchine version of Harlequinade from 1984 that said: "its deceptive prettiness contains considerable depth on several levels."ANNA KISSELGOFF Published: January 14, 1984 I am trying to research (in a hurry!) what social/political significance and and symbolism Petipa's version contains. Most of what I have come across refers to the Balanchine version. A couple of conversations I have had recently with people who know much more about this than I do have suggested that there are clear political, or at least social, references within the work. I just wondered if anyone here might be able to elaborate on what those might be or where to go to research this further? Would most of you agree that the story simply reflects general class pressures that existed throughout Europe during the 19th Century? Thanks for any thoughts you may be able to share on this. Quote Link to comment
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