The title of this blog comes from a Gaelic expression -"putting on the poor mouth"-which means to exaggerate the direness of one's situation in order to gain time or favour from creditors.
Pagan concept, Jams. :)
But still an amazing piece of dance
Pagan indeed, James; it even says so in the work's subtitle. That music has inspired the greatest choreographers from Nijinsky (the first) to the present day. IMHO, the music never grows stale, and as many performances as I've seen, each new one seems like a first encounter with the work. I'm not one to use the word "genius" casually, but Stravinsky earned it this time.Thanks, jams, for notifying us of Pina Bausch's passing. I did not know, and I am saddened.
I looked at several other balletic adaptaions. Amazing stuff. This is primal though!There is something about the music. It is astonishing Steve
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