Harlequin and Pulcinella were reciting on the stage and, as usual, they were threatening each other with sticks and blows.
He called Harlequin and Pulcinella and said to them:
Having kicked off its ambitious survey of the complete Stravinsky ballets last year with Millicent Hodson's controversial but jaw-dropping reconstruction of the original choreography of the Rite, Birmingham Royal Ballet picks up the series next week with a completely new version of Pulcinella
commissioned from Danish choreographer and artistic director of Arc Dance Company, Kim Brandstrup.
The former Catatonia star appeared at a special Italian festival day held at the Trattoria Pulcinella
Restaurant in Park Lane, Cardiff, yesterday to raise money for research into the rare blood disorder Protein-S Deficiency.
In Il Segreto di Pulcinella
(Switzerland), director Carlo Ippolito and choreographer Bruno Steiner use five dancers, Stravinsky's music, and the full range of video techniques to create a visual delight.
But it is still the Diaghilev scores of his early years - The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring and Pulcinella
- which endear him most to general music-lovers
The event is being organised by the Trattoria Pulcinella
restaurant and is aiming to raise thousands of pounds for a cause very close to Cerys' heart.
* Harlequin, Columbine, Pulcinella
, and other members of the commedia dell'arte stock company have inspired artists over the centuries.
'Next year we're doing a new Pulcinella
with Agon, and the year after that an all-Balanchine, all-Stravinsky programme.
Cerys' favourite restaurant in Cardiff, Trattoria Pulcinella
, in Park Lane in the city centre, is holding an Italian festival day aiming to raise pounds 5,000 towards PSD research.
Other collaborations with Balanchine include the twenty-eight-foot giant marionette for Don Quixote (1965): the masks for Pulcinella
(1972, choreographed with Robbins); Karin yon Aroldingen's Firebird wings (1972); the giant angel wings for Adagio Lamentoso, the final movement of Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Symphony that concluded City Ballet's Tschaikovsky Festival, in 1981: and Persephone for the second Stravinsky Festival, in 1982.
In Stravinsky's delicious Pulcinella
Suite he dovetailed the movements adroitly, alert to all the melting neo-classicism of this delightful score.