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Reflections of a mid-century student

Posted by atm711 , 11 September 2007 · 405 views

I was a teen-ager when I started ballet lessons in New York in 1944; all it took for me to start was one performance of Ballet Theatre at the old Metropolitan Opera House on 39th Street.  (I have written in more detail of that performance on my Blog "Ruminations".)  My very first teacher was Lisan Kay who taught at Ballet Arts in Carnegie Hall. ...


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Les Sylphides

Posted by atm711 , 25 March 2006 · 149 views

] Riabouchinska and Kriza in 'Les Sylphides'

This scratchy old photograph was taken during a performance of 'Les Sylphides' during the 1945 season of Ballet Theatre at the old Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.  Riabouchinska's performance was legendary in this ballet; less known is the performance of John Kriza.  He...


Ballet Russe photos

Posted by , 31 October 2005 · 169 views

This is a photo of Patricia Wilde and her sister Nora White with Nikita Talin of the ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1947 taken outside of the City Center Theater in NYC.



Ballet Russe Photos

Posted by , 31 October 2005 · 166 views

Here is a photo of Robert Lindgren of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo taken in 1947 outside of the City Center Theater in NYC.




Ballet Russe Photos

Posted by , 31 October 2005 · 163 views

Here are two photos of Ruthanna Boris and Pauline Goddard of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo taken in 1947 outside of the City Center Theater in NYC.



Ballet Russe Photos

Posted by , 31 October 2005 · 84 views

Here are two photos of Frederick Franklin and Leon Danielian of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo taken in 1947 outside of the City Center Theater in NYC.



MARIA TALLCHIEF

Posted by , 09 October 2005 · 65 views


The Early Days


Listening to the clip of Maria Tallchief talking about how delighted she was to be a part of the Ballet Russe, together with all the excitement about the new "Ballets Russe" film set me to thinking about her early years with the Company.  She had been in the Company a short time when I began seeing her in 1944--ah, we were both...


TATIANA RIABOUCHINSKA

Posted by , 20 August 2005 · 97 views


This is a photograph of Tatiana Riabouchinska in one of her most famous roles--performing the Prelude in "Les Sylphides".  It was taken live during a performance at the old "Met" Opera House in New York during Ballet Theatre's 1945 season.  It beautifully captures the dreaminess of her interpretation.  

And--dreamy...


DANILOVA AND MAGALLANES

Posted by , 20 August 2005 · 106 views


This is a photograph of Alexandra Danilova and Nicholas Magallanes taken during a performance of the Denham Ballet Russe at the "City Center" in New York.,...about 1946.  I think it's from "Raymonda".




TAMARA TOUMANOVA

Posted by , 20 August 2005 · 127 views


This is the photograph of Tamara Toumanova that I wrote about in my first blog.  It's my favorite photo of her, taken by Fred Fehl at Lewisohn Stadium in New York in the early 1940's.






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