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26 January 2010 @ 08:32 pm
NDdP French ballet youtube playlist  

It's the whole 1996 production with the awesome Laurent Hilaire (Manuel Legris as Phoebus is rather awesome too:)) Gorgeous costumes, settings, music, dancers, everything! As far as I know it's the only adaptation that shows Frollo kissing Esme, not only at the Phoebus-stabbing scene but also during the Porte Rouge scene too (on the whole 4 very passionate, Frolloey kisses. Yup, I've counted them and wished I was in Isabelle Guerin's place!) Also there are some very suggestive dancing moves of Frollo when he watches Esme and Phoebus flirting - he looks like he plunges a knife in his sides. That's the first timeI see a mention (albeit an obscure one) of the injuries Claude inflicts on himself, even though he did that during Esme's torture and not the night he stabbed Phoebus. Ah well...
Current Location: Athens, Greece
Current Mood: coldcold
silverwhistle: Claudesilverwhistle on January 26th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Manuel Legris is great, too. He played Claude in the 2001-02 revival of the ballet (I think it's a popular one in the company repertoire), of which I have the programme.

I recommend Le Parc and La Bayadère for more of Laurent and Isabelle together. Le Parc (a modern ballet, with 18C costumes, to a Mozart score) is very sexy!
silverwhistle: Claudesilverwhistle on January 26th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
Are you going to post this to hond and frollophiles too?