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Daphnis et Chloé tickets are open for a performance at Clowes Memorial Hall, Indiana. Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet with music compositions by a French composer Maurice Ravel. During his career, he was associated as an impressionist musician; a musician who focuses on music based on suggestions and ambiance. Maurice was also known for his orchestral compositions, melodies and instrumental effects and textures. He described his work for Daphnis et Chloé as a ‘choreographic symphony’. Adaptation of the scenario was done by a Russian choreographer Michel Fokine. The ballet is based on the ancient Greek romance novel Daphnis and Chloe written by Longus.
Sergei Diaghilev, a ballet impresario started working on the ballet in 1909. At that time, Serge was initiating work for his Paris based troupe. He signed off a twenty seven year old composer Igor Stravinsky and made him an internationally known celebrity overnight with the ballet and orchestral concert Firebird. Sergie took Igor on board for Daphnis et Chloe and invited Maurice to compose. It was then that Maurice started his compositions for Daphnis et Chloé. The ballet was premiered in 1912 by the leading ballet company of the twentieth century, Ballet Russes. The premiere was organized at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The original sets were designed by Léon Bakst. Michel Fokine choreographed it with dance parts played by Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Nijinsky. Pierre Monteux conducted the orchestra. In 1938, the music from Daphnis et Chloé was first performed at The National Symphony Orchestra. In the sixteenth century, this Greek romance tale was translated into English and French as well.
The story revolves around the love between a goatherd boy Daphnis and a shepherdess Chloe. Both of them are abandoned at the Island of Lesbos when they are infants. They are brought up by a kind Sheppard folk. Growing up together, Daphnis and Chloe fell in love. The ballet comprises of three scenes and one act. The first part of the ballet opens on a spring afternoon on a meadow. It is followed by the entrance of juvenile shepherds and shepherdesses performing a decorous dance as an offering to the divine spirits, nymphs. The main leads Daphnis and Chloe enter the dance scene. Chloe is abducted by the pirates during the dance. The scene is followed by a "slow and mysterious dance" by three sacred nymphs who console sad Daphnis for the abduction of Chloe. The character of god Pan is introduced at this point. In order to find out what happens to Chloe and whether Daphnis and Chloe make it to the end, get your Daphnis et Chloé tickets and find out how the story turns out.
Daphnis et Chloé is referred to as a masterpiece of Maurice depicting typical impressionist movement in music, through lush synchronization of harmonies. The ballet is an hour long piece; it is Maurice’s longest work, almost an hour long. Despite the length of the ballet, musical unity of the score is maintained with numerous musical leitmotifs. In 1928, Maurice noted in his Autobiographical Sketch that the symphony was choreographed so well that it made more sense without the stage action when performed in full. Two orchestral suites were made with music extractions from Daphnis et Chloé, the suites could be played either way, with or without the chorus. The second suite became popular with respect to the later part of the ballet, concluding with the "Danse generale".
According to a review by James Leonard from All Music, “Daphnis et Chloé is not just another brilliantly colorful, appealingly tuneful, and irresistibly rhythmic work in Ravel's canon; it is also by far his most dramatically cohesive and formally unified large-scale work.” He describes it as a ‘lovely performance’ that is lean, limber and lithe. Ted Libby describes Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé as ‘Pastoral Passion’ in his npr music review. He further writes that it happens occasionally that a great work is known better for the selected parts. ‘Such has been the fate of Daphnis et Chloe ever since its creation’ he explains. Given all these reviews and the storyline, one is enticed to see the performance. Clowes Memorial Hall is hosting the ballet this time of the year on 13th and 14th June, 2013. The venue is home to some of the finest productions and music performances such as Les Misérables and the upcoming performance of Daphnis et Chloe will go down as another memorable one in its history.