Poll: Ballet / Pas De Deux

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Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By bunheadkitty
On Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:42 PM


I honestly can't decide. Odile is the definintion of virtuoso.
She is so fierce, and is much more "flashy" than Odette. Odette, however, is so soft and vulnerable. She is so delicate.

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re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By KatieLongLegsmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Jan 20, 2008 01:23 PM
It's really difficult to decide!
I personally picked Odile because I prefer the variation and her character suits my personality well, but at the same time I love adage-y emotional pieces as well!
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By Count8member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Jan 20, 2008 03:18 PM
I picked Odette because I'm probably the only dancer I know who dislikes the dying swan scene. Doesn't mean I dislike the other Odile pieces of course and it's not like I wouldn't want to dance her anyways :)
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By BalletdogPremium member
On Sun Jan 20, 2008 05:39 PM
I like the White Swan, because I always like "the good guy" - which is probably old fashioned on my part...
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By tybalt
On Mon Jan 21, 2008 03:43 PM
Some choreographers think Odile and Odette are different aspects of the same character as every woman has aspects of a sainte and a seducer. So you have to accept and "love" both of them, sometimes danced by the same ballerina.
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By dreamyangel
On Tue Jan 29, 2008 09:40 AM
I picked Odette because I love how challenging the role is. You need so much control and strength for it. The music and choreography are genius as well. I love the emotion she exudes in the 2nd act Pas de Deux. It takes a remarkable ballerina to perform with such grace and elegance. That role could really be bad if even one finger was out of place. After I saw Svetlana Zakharova dance the role I decided this was the best ballet and best role ever created.
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By Miss_Wolfiemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:22 PM
Odette for sure! =D
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By sfbgirl888
On Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:33 PM
I think that everyone has a little of each in them, so I honestly cant decide!!! :D
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By Laura__xmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Feb 04, 2008 02:44 PM
I chose Odette but I do like both!
I think Odettes different I guess thats why I prefer her lol...
Love Laura__x
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By Everchanging
On Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:34 PM
Interesting question. I love Odile, but I like Odette's pas de deux better, and since this is in a pas de deux thread...
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By PinkBalletDancer
On Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:52 PM
I personally prefer odette. She's so fragile and delicate, but still very strong. I also go for the "good guys and girls!".

XxXPinkBalletDancerXxX
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By alicewonderland
On Wed Feb 20, 2008 07:01 PM
32 fouettés - can't beat that. love it.
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By wildaboutballet
On Fri Feb 22, 2008 08:15 AM
wow - it's a difficult one
If we are speaking Kolesnikova then i think black swan

If we are talking Zakharova then I think white swan

If i want to list many other ballerinas then I will need a few weeks !!
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By tresbienmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Feb 24, 2008 05:57 PM
I like odette because she is so delicate and graceful.
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By westendjessmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Mar 08, 2008 01:13 PM
My answer is based on watching...it'd probably be other way around in terms of dancing it though. so...

Odile.

32 fouettes.

Enough said?
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By odile53
On Sat Mar 08, 2008 08:53 PM
My screenname should tell you! In my younger days, I was more of an athletic than an emotive dancer, anyways.
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By Dancenstuff
On Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:13 AM
I like Odette :)
I've always wanted to be a princess and being a swan princess would be even cooler.
Oh, and my french name (for french class) is Odette.
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By sabocat
On Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:48 PM
I love both because of different reasons.
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By littlebirdy
On Sun Mar 23, 2008 06:15 AM
I prefer Odile, although Odette has some Beautiful moves, the sinister look of Odile is something really special,
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By sugerplumfairy
On Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:58 AM
I picked odile because I've heard several dancers say that that was the more chalenging role, but I'm not sure they are both beautiful.
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By yudandan
On Sun Mar 23, 2008 04:10 PM
both great great parts!
but I'm going to have to go with Odile. the seduction involved in that pdd is just so much fun to incorporate into the piece.
plus the ending pose for odile's pdd variation is just one of my favorites ever!!!!
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By irenie_poomember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Mar 23, 2008 06:25 PM
I love Odile! She is so mysterious and fouettes make her seem so powerful :)
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By EchoDancermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Apr 05, 2008 09:24 PM
Odile. She's a seductive thang.
haha
Echo
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By THeBaLLeRiNa
On Sun May 25, 2008 12:55 AM
I picked Odette because I prefer dancing "soft" variations. However I'd love to do the variation of Odile, too. :)

tybalt wrote:

Some choreographers think Odile and Odette are different aspects of the same character as every woman has aspects of a sainte and a seducer. So you have to accept and "love" both of them, sometimes danced by the same ballerina.


I love it when both are danced by the same ballerina.
re: Which Swan do you prefer, Odette ( white swan) or Odile (Black swan)
By Krist
On Sun May 25, 2008 11:16 AM
I like the odette (white swan) but I always wanted to a white swan princess
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