Impressing the Czar

Impressing the Czar

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Impressing the Czar is an award-winning ballet choreographed by William Forsythe with music by Thom Willems, Leslie Stuck, Eva Crossman-Hecht, and Ludwig van Beethoven. It was premiered in its full-length version in 1988 in Frankfurt am Main by the Ballet Frankfurt. The work's title is a reference to the Czar Nicholas II's lukewarm reception of Marius Petipa's lavish production of The Sleeping Beauty. The three-act work has five sections titled "Potemkin's Signature," "In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated," "La Masion de Mezzo Prezzo," "Bongo Bongo Nageela," and "Mr PNut Goes to the Big Top." Though the work has no continuous narrative theme, the ballet comments ironically and often humorously on the history of Western civilization and its economies of culture.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Spellpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136283786
  • 9786136283784