'Valse Triste': a little Romance with Philippe Quint and Joffrey dancer Christine Rocas

February 15, 2016, 4:18 PM · Just in case you didn't get enough romance (or Romance) on Valentine's day -- here's a little something from Philippe Quint and Joffrey Ballet's Christine Rocas:

Quint plays "Valse Triste" by Hungarian violinist composer Ferenc von Vecsey. (Looks like it might be fun to play -- not the most common piece!)

"It's always been my dream to combine music/dance and film," Quint said. "A few years ago I came across 'Valse Triste' by Ferenc von Vecsey. I instantly fell in love with the music and could not stop listening to this beautiful nostalgic Valse for months, but it was not until I saw Christine Rocas perform at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago when her mesmerizing dancing merged with the Valse in my head and I realized that this could be an interesting idea for a video. Immediately, I had to write a story and find a way to do it."

For the video, Quint plays the 1738 Guarneri del Gesu "Senhauser" violin, on loan from the Stradivari Society of Chicago. The video is written by Quint, choreographed by Caitlin Meighan, directed by Tim Whalen and co-produced by Big Foot Media.

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February 19, 2016 at 09:01 PM · Here's another version, with violinist Katica Illenyi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBq3wGpBlgY

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