Behold The Dragon Quest Ballet

Andy Chalk

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Behold The Dragon Quest Ballet

Videogames have provided inspiration for numerous spin-offs including movies, books and music, but none are quite so unique as The Dragon Quest Ballet.

Performed by the YouTube [http://www.sdballet.com/], in 13 parts.

I don't actually know anything about the Dragon Quest games [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Quest] so how closely this performance actually follows the plot is beyond me; I don't know anything about opera, either, so whether or not this is any good isn't for me to say. Give it a watch and let me know.

Source: Destructoid [http://www.destructoid.com/ballet-meets-videogames-the-dragon-quest-ballet-113852.phtml]


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Teleios

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Aug 5, 2003
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Coming from someone with a lot of ballet experience, I LOVE this.

I love seeing ballet's with a modern twist. I recently saw a classical ballet done to live bluegrass music. It was amazing and this just makes me even happier.
 

Susan Arendt

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You know, given how wonderful Dragon Quest music is, this makes perfect sense. So very, very awesome.
 

Mstrswrd

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There's also a (or, rather, several), Bleach plays (musicals, whatever), complete with many Songs, duels, and no Ishida because he uses a Bow and arrows, and they can't safely recreate somone getting shot with an arrow on stage.
 

SimuLord

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Aug 20, 2008
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Dragon Quest ballet? So they repeat the same four dance steps over and over for 25-35 hours and every hour or two the orchestra plays the seven-note level-up chime?

Final Fantasy I can understand; I've seen amazing performances of Aria di Mezzo Carattere, only the greatest piece of video game music ever composed, with actual opera singers. Hell, you could probably do a pretty good piece of actual theater with that game's plot. But Dragon Quest? They should offer a free meat grinder with purchase of a ticket so you can grind at home!
 

Neko Niisan

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Who says that nerds can't be cultured. To be honest I have to agree that this is kinda lost on me as I've never had the chance to play any Dragon Quest games (except a quick shot on that Slime thing on the DS but I not about to take that as definitive material =P ) but I guess there is some geekish pride in seeing a video game get a tie in to something as traditionally high brow as opera.