Category: giselle

EunWon Lee as Giselle in Giselle (The Washingt…

EunWon Lee as Giselle in Giselle (The Washington Ballet, 2018)

Giselle (The Australian Ballet, 2018)

Giselle (The Australian Ballet, 2018)

Ty King-Wall as Albrecht in Giselle (The Austr…

Ty King-Wall as Albrecht in Giselle (The Australian Ballet)

Diana Vishneva as Giselle in Giselle (Mariinsk…

Diana Vishneva as Giselle in Giselle (Mariinsky Ballet)

For the ask thingy: Odette, Albrecht, Wolfgang…

For the ask thingy: Odette, Albrecht, Wolfgang, Rothbart, Giselle, Siegfried.

All right. I have a problem.

Every single time I decide to do things like this I know deep down there’s a possibility (bordering certainty) I would very much not like the outcome and would very much like to punch myself square in the face. But I do it anyway. And with stupid, sheer naivety hope for the best.

And guess what? It never happens!

Like… isn’t this some kind of mental disorder?

Anyway.

(side note: while I was thinking and trying to sort this mess out I inevitably found out what a horrible, morally questionable (to say the least) person I am… Not that I didn’t know that before. But while you catch yourself thinking “would I rather set Giselle or Odette on fire…?” It kind of… put things into slightly new perspective.)

  • Push off a cliff Odette
    (Shush, it’s either this or fire! And this is actually not that bad. She’s partly a bird, she could simply, you know, fly away. Or be dead before she would hit the ground – and that’s a scientific fact.)
  • KissGiselle
    (Partly because I’m afraid I wouldn’t survive her beying my roommate for too long, even if she would be the pre-sovietic Giselle. And partly because… Why not?)
  • Marry Albert
    (So. I was so sure I’d choose Wolfgang. But then I started to think, which is always a bad idea, especially at 12.30 AM, but then again, when was the last time I wasn’t doing exactly this, and why am I acting so surprised, while it’s common knowledge I am at my most active around 3 AM, preferably with the perspective of getting up before 7 in the morning, cause that make sense, right… Err. Where was I? Oh, yes. Marrying Wolfgang. Well, I decided it would be quite incosiderate of me to marry someone, who may be a bit gay, so. Yeah. I may or may not be such a bad person after all. Or not.
    And I have always loved Albert. Always. I have always defended him and I still do. No matter what. And let me tell you – if you saw Akram Khan’s Giselle, defending him was hell of a job! So I think this just make sense. In a way… Sort of. A bit. I mean… I guess?)
  • Set on FireMyself. For letting the world do this to me! Rothbart
    (I wanted him to be the one pushed off a cliff, cause he would easily transform to an owl, but… Well not every Rothbart is Nureyev’s Rothbart, therefore not every Rothbart deserves to be saved.)
  • Wrap a Blanket aroundSiegfried!
    (Easy. No contest. I mean… How could you not? This lost, asperger’s boy deserves all the blanets in the world!)
    (What do you mean, that not every Siegfried is Nureyev’s Siegfried? What the hell are you talking about?!)
  • Be Roommates withWolfgang
    (Yeah…)

So.

That’s that.

… Sorry?

Giselle (Alabama Ballet)

Giselle (Alabama Ballet)

Ulyana Lopatkina as Giselle in Giselle (Mariin…

Ulyana Lopatkina as Giselle in Giselle (Mariinsky Ballet)

Catherine Garratt Fothergill as Giselle, and M…

Catherine Garratt Fothergill as Giselle, and Mike Fothergill as Albrecht, in Giselle (Alabama Ballet, 2017)

EunWon Lee as Giselle in Giselle (The Washingt…

EunWon Lee as Giselle in Giselle (The Washington Ballet, 2017)

Lusymay Di Stefano as Giselle, and Claudio Cov…

Lusymay Di Stefano as Giselle, and Claudio Coviello as Albrecht, rehearsing Giselle (La Scala Ballet, 2013)