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Les Sylphides

Posted by atm711 , 25 March 2006 · 156 views

][attachmentid=18]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 remains my favorite in the role and was the most Byronesque of anyone I have seen.

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Those sleeves look almost as full as the ones Royes is wearing in that video with Tallchief.

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