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The Glory of the Soviet Ballet

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The Soviet ballet was one of the greatest achievements of mankind. Here the human body, though ferocious training and discipline, expressed the most noble and heroic impulses of the human spirit. Comrade Stalin was particularly fond of the ballet, and used to attend his favourite ballet productions several times during a run. Stalin loved productions that showed the noble and aristocratic spirit of the Working Class. This first except is from the Bolshoi production of Sparticus - the slave who rose up against imperial Rome. The music is by Aram Khachaturian, choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, who led the Bolshoi to unsurpassed heights of artistic achievement in the 1960s and 70s, and the principal dancers are Natalia Bessmertnova and Yuri Vladimirov.

Will we ever see such days of glory again?



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Vladimirov with one of the greatest of Soviet ballerinas, Natalia Bessmertnova, in Ivan the Terrbile. Music by Prokofiev, from the film masterpiece by Eisenstein, produced under the guidance of Comrade Stalin himself. Choreography and direction by Yuri Grigorovich. Bolshoi Ballet.

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I've seen better

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Flames of Paris was one of Comrade Stalin's favourite ballets, and tells the story of the French Revolution.

[video=youtube;24obWnKBEts]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24obWnKBEts[/video]
 

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The Soviet ballet was one of the greatest achievements of mankind. Here the human body, though ferocious training and discipline, expressed the most noble and heroic impulses of the human spirit. Comrade Stalin was particularly fond of the ballet, and used to attend his favourite ballet productions several times during a run. Stalin loved productions that showed the noble and aristocratic spirit of the Working Class. This first except is from the Bolshoi production of Sparticus - the slave who rose up against imperial Rome. The music is by Aram Khachaturian, choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, who led the Bolshoi to unsurpassed heights of artistic achievement in the 1960s and 70s, and the principal dancers are Natalia Bessmertnova and Yuri Vladimirov.

Will we ever see such days of glory again?



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The Secret Diary of Taidhg Gaelach (Mental age 16 3/4)

"Tuesday August 31st (evening)

Spent ten minutes googling on the Net getting to the root of the magnificence/horror [delete as applicable] of ..... [insert subject].

Yet again found that I instinctively understood it better than many so-called experts who have dedicated their entire lives to the subject.

What fools these mortals be!

Next sat in front of the mirror, stared in my reflection's eyes and repeated The Mantra: "I am Irish. In fact I am Ireland - the true exemplar of the Soul of the Gael. I am Irish - really and truly. And it is my duty to educate my unfortunate, inferior and lesser Gaels!"

Then went online at p.ie to share my magnificent insights with my inferiors. As ever, some failed to understand. One day they'll regret it - the Soul of the Gael is a Great Soul!" And of course Very Irish.

(ps - memo to self: don't forget to sign in as Ratio Et Fides and give me a "like"!)"

Get up the yard, you tooleramawn!
 

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Modern Western values don`t appear to place much emphasis on the arts.

Pushing Islam and its followers on the people of Europe against their will, seems to be the sole obsession of our ruling classes.
 

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Taidhg, I can't help but get the impression that you wish it was the 1930s again.
 

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Taidhg, I can't help but get the impression that you wish it was the 1930s again.
Some things about the 1930s were certainly better. People had a real belief in the future. Now, people only look to the future with dread. Great art needs a great idea, and great ideas are not allowed in this world.
 

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Some things about the 1930s were certainly better. People had a real belief in the future. Now, people only look to the future with dread. Great art needs a great idea, and great ideas are not allowed in this world.
Multiculturalism is a great idea- but it is YOU who does not want it.
 

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I must say that I agree with you, a Thaidhg. I've had the pleasure of attending The Bolshoi, and while I wouldn't be what you'd call a fan, I really was quite taken by it all.
 

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Multiculturalism is a great idea- but it is YOU who does not want it.
Islam would ban Luke Kelly and the Dubliners. It would ban Phil Lynott and Van Morrison. Fuc.k Islam. Fuc.k multiculturalism.
 

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Islam would ban Luke Kelly and the Dubliners. It would ban Phil Lynott and Van Morrison. Fuc.k Islam. Fuc.k multiculturalism.
Would it ban Daniel O'Donnell from Kincashla?
 

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Would it ban Daniel O'Donnell from Kincashla?
Yep, it would ban Daniel from singing about whatever that place is you mentioned..

Because Islam doesn`t allow music for fun. It only allows music that glorifies Allah.
 

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A great idea that has failed.

As this thread demonstrates, different cultures can create beautiful wonderful things, shoving everyone into one box creates chaos and destruction
Very well put, a Rí.
 

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Yep, it would ban Daniel from singing about whatever that place is you mentioned..

Because Islam doesn`t allow music for fun. It only allows music that glorifies Allah.
You dislike religious music?
 

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