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Wild swans, and The making of Wild swans.

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Wild swans, and The making of Wild swans.

  • 1 DVD (123 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.
  • Library Availability: DVD 7 — Available for loan

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This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

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  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Wild swans (2002) for ballet Elena Kats-Chernin

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Duration: 123 min.

Contents note: Part. 1: Wild swans -- Part. 2: The making of Wild swans.

Contents note:

Act I: 1. Overture -- 2. Prologue -- 3. Cutting dolls -- 4. Eliza aria -- 5. Brothers Pontuff & Witch entry -- 6. Father entry & seduction -- 7. Wedding girls -- 8. Wedding men -- 9. Wedding all -- 10. Transformation -- 11. Echo -- 12. Glow worms -- 13. Green leaf.  Act II: 1. Cutting snow -- 2. Snow -- 3. Soaring flight -- 4. Witches behind the screen (Seduction) -- 5. Tarantella -- 6. Knitting -- 7. Cemetery -- 8. Gossip whispers -- 9. Prince pas de deux -- 10. Eliza knitting again -- 11. Condemnation -- 12. Flying cemetery -- 13. Swans are transformed -- 14. Maracas laughing song -- 15. Presents: Clown -- 16. Presents: Mermaid -- 17. Presents: Pea Princess -- 18. Presents: Emperor's clothes -- 19. Presents: Red shoes -- 20. Presents: Match girl -- 21. Hungarian ending -- 22. Green leaf sad.

Not commercially available. For study purposes only.

SUMMARY: Part 1: performance in 2003 of the ballet 'Wild swans', performed by Orchestra Victoria, conducted by Mark Summerbell, at the State Theatre, the Arts Centre, Melbourne. part 2: documentary about the development of the work including interviews with composer Elena Kats-Chernin and choreographer Meryl Tankard and footage of Australian Ballet rehearsals. It is based on Hans Christian Andersen's 1838 fairytale 'The Wild Swans'.


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