Swan Lake

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  • Swan Lake
    • Costume
      • Lez Brotherson
      • Black paint on hair to form a beak.
      • White body paint to create ethereal feel.
      • Bare arms showing off masculinity and clumsy flapping of the wings.
      • Top half is strong, bottom half is flowing showing swans nature.
      • Bare chest, lower leg and feet to show strength and power.
      • Magical.
      • Ghost like - nightmare at the beginning.
    • Choreograph Style
      • Use of Social Dance forms such as Ballroom and Jive.
        • Palace Scene.
        • Servants hold rope and have small movements.
        • Partners in Ballroom.
      • Tends to have couples dancing together showing affection between partners.
        • Queen and Servants.
      • Uses images from popular culture.
        • Queens Hair - Frankenstein Bride.
      • Ballet Vocabulary
        • Couru
        • Port de Bras
        • Pas de Chat
        • Chasse pas de Bourre
        • Pose
      • Mime and Pedestrian Movement
        • Waving
        • Pointing
        • Fainting Gesture
        • Patting
        • Stop Gesture
        • Salute
      • Motif Development
        • Accumulative Canon
        • Unison
        • Repetition
        • Call and Response
        • Mirroring
      • Matthew Bounre
    • Lighting
      • Colours to Highlight Characters
        • An Opera House - Troll enters and lighting goes green
      • Rick Fisher
    • Performance
      • 1995
      • 9th November
      • Saddler Wells Theatre, London
    • Characters
      • The Prince
      • The Queen
      • The Swan
      • The Stranger
    • Key Themes
      • Royalty
        • Choreographed in the height of the media interest in the Prince and Princess of Wales.
        • The Swan represents the freedom The Prince craves but can't have because of his responsibilities.
        • Royalty compared to Celebrity and the struggles.
      • Swans
        • Bourne read about Swans, studied images and visited swannery's before choreographing.
        • Aggressive Birds capable of much harm.
        • Uses male swans instead of female, addresses issues of homosexuality discreetly.
      • Reference to other Ballets
        • Influences from the original Swan Lake (Peptipa and Ivanov).
        • Original Movements
          • Upper body leaning forwards with arms behind back.
          • Port de Bras.
          • Head Twitching to the side.
        • Spatial Positioning
          • Serpentine Pathways.
          • Use of Mirroring - One half of stage against the other.
          • Alternate lines crossing the stage performing the same movement.
        • The Royal Family watch the Ballet
          • Backdrop = 'Giselle" 1841
          • Mime resembles Seeping Beauty.
      • Reference to Films
        • Queens Wig - Frankenstein's Bride
        • Relationship between The Prince and his mother - 'Mayerling' Ballet
        • Act II the swans move to form a clock - 'The Birds'
    • Costume
      • The Prince
        • White long sleved Pj Bottoms with oversized crown.
          • Wealth
          • Over the Top
          • Controlled by Royalness
        • Long black boots, white trousers, militarty lack top with gold shoulder pads and buttons.
          • Importance
          • Power
          • Forced
      • The Queem
        • Silk white, floor length nightie.
          • Money
          • Importance
          • More Mature
          • Older
        • Lilac long, modest dress, white silk gloves, matching shoes, pearls, silver streak in hair
          • Classy
          • Clean
          • Purity
    • Tchiachovsky

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