Posted 21 March 2003 - 03:40 AM
Posted 21 March 2003 - 06:25 AM
She joined the Royal Ballet in 1979, and danced all the big classical leads. She was a lovely dancer, with a gentle, modest stage presence, but I remember her especially in a rather untypical role, as one of the soloists in the Shades scene from Bayadere - she did the fast, cheerful solo and used to get cheers every night.
Posted 31 March 2003 - 12:33 AM
Ravennas Tucker was originally with the Royal Ballet, where she was a great favourite with the audience, and rightly so. She came across as a very intelligent dancer, with a strong technique, but not flshy. When the Sadlers Wells company moved to Birmingham, she sitched to go with them as an experienced principal.
She is bound to be on some of the classic Royal Ballet videos from the late 80's/early 90's (Fille mal Gardée, Romeo and Juliet, etc.), where she was the same generation as Fiona Chadwick, Karen Paisey, Genesia Rosato, Angela Cox (became Angela DeMello), and Sharon McGorian (became Elizabeth McGorian. Males of the same era were Michael Batchelor (much missed), David Peden, Guy Niblett, Stephen Sheriff, Julian Hosking, Philip Broomhead and the young Jonathan Cope.
Posted 31 March 2003 - 04:03 AM
Posted 31 March 2003 - 05:36 AM
Posted 31 March 2003 - 06:39 AM
Have just come back from a jazz dance class, taught by one of the same generation of RB dancers, Simon Horrill - an extremely dependable first peasant, superbly half-witted urchin in Manon (I can still see him stroking the fur trim of the cloaks), and delightfully sticky in A Wedding Bouquet after finishing all the cake crumbs on the guests' plates.
Posted 31 March 2003 - 06:54 AM
Posted 01 April 2003 - 12:48 AM
He was also the onlyt messenger in RB's Nutcracker who took care to redden his cheeks and nose for his arrival scene - he had been out in the cold, after all.
Posted 03 April 2003 - 12:08 AM
Posted 28 April 2003 - 11:55 PM
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