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  • Istanbul Welcomes Pink Floyd Ballet

    Pink_FloydWho says classic rock and ballet don't mix? This weekend, Istanbul welcomes the Italian La Scala Theatre's Pink Floyd Ballet. 

    The ballet was produced in the mid-1960s by choreographer Roland Petit at his daughter’s request to make a ballet on Pink Floyd songs. Her request seemed impossible to him at first but later on Petit thought that it might be possible and produced the ballet.

    “My daughter was then 12 years old,” Petit recently told daily Hürriyet. “One day she made me listen to Pink Floyd and asked me to produce a ballet show on its music. I told her that it was a dream but she insisted. I liked Pink Floyd but it seemed a very extreme idea to merge modern rock music with ballet composition. It was so bizarre that we could not even imagine the reaction of audiences. But we had a very big success.” ~

    Read more about this artistic merger and its Turkish debut here.

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