As we all await the Halloween spectacular on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, perhaps followers of this blog would like to watch a video which tells a Victorian-style story set in the modern age through the use of movement and classical ballet.
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The film, made in 2006, was inspired by Richard Schumann’s hauntingly beautiful Kinderscenen, in English, Scenes from Childhood . It is for the family, like Wilde’s Canterville Ghost. (See below)
Adieu with Love is about a brilliant ballerina who dies before she can reap the benefits of her talent.
The family, who keep the girl’s room as a shrine, try to turn their younger daughter into a replica of her dead sister.
The older sister comes to visit her younger sister in a dream, dances for her and says “Goodbye with love,” to the whole family through dance.
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