Omg, it’s happening AGAIN!!!
It’s happening AGAIN!
I really do need to meet Brandon Boyd so I can ask him if he’s ever seen Afternoon of a Faun.
This is off-topic, but I can relate it to Incubus if you bear with me for a second. This is a video of the hottest ballet in history, a little Art Nouveau number called Afternoon of a Faun. Though slightly abridged, and with poor picture quality, this video is the real thing, not the lame knockoff I just got back from seeing today. I mean, it was very nice, but not nearly as erotic as Vaslav Nijinsky’s original version, which pretty much rocked everyone’s world when it was first presented back in 1912. The music alone was considered obscene. No tutus, no pointe shoes, no fairy princesses, no swans, no Tchaikovsky. Just a young male animal experiencing his first sexual awakening and enjoying every awkward moment of it.
So I’m posting this video of Rudolf Nureyev in the original version of Afternoon of a Faun (music by Claude Debussy) as a way of venting my frustration with the fact that the ballet company in this town only seems to acknowledge the existence of a small handful of choreographers. Jeez, how much Balanchine, Robbins, and Tharp does one person need to see in a lifetime?
As for the Incubus connection, it’s a bit of a stretch, but the guy who first produced Afternoon of a Faun was a Russian impresario named Sergei Diaghilev, who was a huge fan of the artist Aubrey Beardsley. So is Brandon Boyd: