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Music-dance (and design) relations in ballet productions of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Published

  • Deborah Mawer
Publication date1/09/2012
Host publicationDanse et musique: dialogues en mouvement [refereed conference proceedings]
EditorsSteven Huebner
Place of publicationMontreal
PublisherCahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique
Pages77-85
Number of pages9
Volume13
Edition1-2
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper looks at balletic challenges and music-dance interplay in Daphnis et Chloé, focusing on the Ravel-Ashton(-Craxton) production for The Royal Ballet (1951, 2004), in comparison with the Ravel-Fokine original (1912). Beyond issues of unity versus independence, or consonance versus dissonance, a case is made for complexes, transformation, and plurality.