Adiarys Almeida in La Fille Mal Gardee # 3

I really enjoyed the physical comedy between all of the characters in this video. The way that they move breaks traditional ballet stereotypes of the dancers being rigid or stiff in their movement. The acting reminded me more of a play than a ballet, and the minimal set matched the whimsical nature of the piece.

Hannah Caruso

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2 thoughts on “Adiarys Almeida in La Fille Mal Gardee # 3

  1. Hannah makes a good point about the dancer’s movements in this particular scene of La Fille Mal Gardee. They are very staccato which adds to the whimsical and humorous nature of the ballet. I’ve never really given much thought the fact that choreography can contribute to the overall theme of a performance directly. This excerpt helped me to see that movement can directly affect the mood of a performance.

    Mariah Bartelmez

  2. I agree with Hannah when she said that the ballet reminded her more of a play than a ballet. I think this is very true because the dancers really do use a lot more acting to get the story across whereas Romeo and Juliet, for example, used their movements and facial expressions to do so. Also, like Hannah and Mariah said, their staccato movements add a very different change of pace to usual slow flowing movements of a ballet.

    Madeline Roebuck

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