Friday, February 12, 2010

5 on Friday - Set 1

My blog friend Travis began a new feature at his blog, Trav's Thoughts. He's already on his third set, but this is my premiere for 5 on Friday.

I'm not good with techie stuff, so rather than figure out the cool player he's got on his blog, I'm going to stick to You Tube clips.

Travis invites anyone to play - just let him know over at his blog, so he can come and visit.

5 on Friday showcases five songs or pieces of music which express a theme of your choosing. With Valentine's Day about to unfold, how could I turn to anything else but the music that beats along with every pulse inside my veins?

Here are five of my favorite pas de deux, or dance duet, which embody the reverence, symmetry, passions, awestruck recognition and depth of emotion so raw it hurts which love brings to those lucky enough to be so blessed.

1 - Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia

Spartacus - music by Aram Khachaturian - danced by Ludmila Semenyaka and Irek Mukhamentov

2 - Bedroom pas de deux, Manon and des Grieux

Manon - music by Jules Massenet - danced by Sylvie Guillem and Zoltan Solymosi

Zoltan is so dreamy!

3 - Pas de deux, Carmen and Don José

Carmen - music by Georges Bizet - danced by Alessandra Ferri and Laurent Hilaire

The music at the 2:37 mark is a huge favorite of mine.

4 - Balcony pas de deux, Juliet and Romeo

Romeo and Juliet - music by Sergei Prokofiev - danced by Marcia Haydee and Richard Cragun

I listened to this music compulsively while writing my first draft of my NaNo vampire story. The kiss and Juliet's reaction at the 7:50 mark is one of my favorite ballet moments.

5 - Pas d'action, Odette and Sigfried

Swan Lake - music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - danced by Alla Mikhalchenko and Yuri Vasyuchenko

Akelamalu says Well done with the meme Julia!

Janet says Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Travis says I absolutely love your choices!! Cheers!


Akelamalu said...

Well done with the meme Julia!

Janet said...


Thanks for sharing.

Travis Cody said...

I absolutely love your choices!! We're coming back later so I can share these with Pam.


Loralynn said...

Oh to be so graceful and lovely! Thank you for sharing these, they brought tears to my eyes with their beauty.

The Unbreakable Child said...

lovely!! <3