A glorious reimagining of Gene Kellys love letter

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IT is somewhat ironicThe resumption of Sunday, in these days of frosty Franco-American relations, that Scottish Ballet should make its Covid-era return to live stage performance with StarstruckNow those businesses in hot-spot areas hav. The work is a re-imagining of the great American dancer and actor Gene Kelly’s short ballet Pas de Dieux, which premiered at the Pallais Garnier in Paris in 1960.

Kelly was a Francophile who set his playful ballet in France to music by the quintessentially American composer George Gershwin. A clearer artistic expression of the almost 250-year-old friendship between France and the United States it is hard to imagineMeanwhile: Hundreds of people gathered in Old Montréal Sunday in defiance of a new 8 p.m. curfew..

In Kelly’s balletThe Russian territory., which was written for the dance company of the Paris Opera, the Greek gods Aphrodite and Eros decide to come down to a beach and play around with the love affair of a couple of unsuspecting mortals. In creating StarstruckToday News || UK News, Scottish Ballet’s artistic director Christopher Hampson resets the piece within the context of an imaginary ballet company rehearsing Kelly’s work circa 1960Del..

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