Tours en l'air organizes ballet-themed escorted holidays to see the best companies perform great ballets in beautiful places. You can join a trip from anywhere. A highly knowledgeable balletomane who has enjoyed 100s of performances in over 20 cities around the world,I speak English, French, and German, and am a Travel Industry Council of Ontario certified Travel Counsellor. I also teach ballet appreciation courses. Twitter: @thewordlady Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.barber.37
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO # 1892647

SUBSCRIBE TO E-NEWSLETTER

SUBSCRIBE TO E-NEWSLETTER:
Privacy policy: we will not sell, rent, or give your name or address to anyone. You can unsubscribe at any point.

Subscribe to E-newsletter

Monday, January 11, 2016

Why you have to see Rhapsody / Two Pigeons: Reason #2

 


RACHMANINOV. The music for Rhapsody is the beautiful and famous “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”. You will instantly recognize the lyrical theme for the exquisite pas de deux.

Watch the first 4 minutes of this video for some interesting insights on the music (or you can watch the whole thing!):
https://youtu.be/c33q87s03h4 



Here's the original piece by Paganini, who was renowned for his remarkable virtuosity:

https://youtu.be/XPM2LIStXPE

 

Watch out for "Paganini playing his violin" moments in the choreography for the lead male dancer. 

The Royal Ballet is relaying this program live to cinemas in January (January 31 at 1255 in Cineplex and Landmark Cinemas in Canada).
To find a location and screening date, near you, use the Royal Opera House search function (but double-check with your local cinema as the listings are not always up-to-date): http://www.roh.org.uk/showings/two-pigeonsrhapsody-live-2016
  • Dancers

  • If you love ballet, please check out my season of outstanding ballet trips by clicking here.




    GET MORE BALLET OUT OF LIFE WITH TOURS EN L'AIR


    Use the buttons below to share this post on facebook, twitter, by email, or other social media.

    Follow me 

    on twitter: @thewordlady



    No comments:

    Post a Comment