Last week was full on busy, head full of rooms, plans, colours, I have this kind of virtual reality thing that goes into overdrive when I am creating. I have to vision very clearly and in minute detail, for me to be able to attract in what I need to complete each stage of the projects in hand. So posting here sadly, has been neglected
However enough of all that, just had to tell you about the start of my weekend, this is the second time I have tried to see this film and this time succeeded. Coco and Igor, some of write ups and have not been that wonderful, but I was enthralled, not only by the brooding emotions that pull you through the film, the interiors and the graceful image that Coco herself imparts, but IGOR STRAVINSKY and his music it made my hair stand on end……………. the delicate notes that start the Rites of Spring, oh how I would love to have been and the premier in 1913, the mayhem that ensued. Its so difficult to put this piece and the dancing into the context of that time, the savage freedom of movement I guess must have seemed so shocking then, but today sadly, so tame. His music lives on, as does Chanel, although I cannot help think that their “romance” was maybe not as momentous as the film would have us believe. Undeniably though, their passion poured through influencing their work and elevating it to a higher level. Coco , with her early childhood issues obviously had great difficulty in forming relationships and this was born out in both films, I think to her, Igore was one of many of her conquests of unobtainable men, and when she conquered them it became all to threatening and she withdrew into her world of fashion, a real ice queen, maintaining her independence and the need to be “Free” . She died having never having married, living in her ivory tower a very successful but lonely woman.
Stravinsky’s music is full on emotional roller coaster, his gift of imparting his passion into every note lives on, I have posted a trailer to the film, and also a piece from Disneys’ film Fantasia which is accompanied by a piece from Firebird, a ballet which sealed the union between Diaghlev and Stravinsky aged 28, premiered in Paris in 1910. Three years before The Rite of Spring.