Diana Vishneva website
Posted 12 August 2003 - 05:46 AM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 04:36 AM
The new biography has allegedly been written by another person, while in fact it is just a copy from the Ballet Encyclopedia, with a few changes. That these are done without any knowledge of the facts is proven by the years in the repertoire list. For some of the debuts of which we didn't have the precise date, they just picked the preceding ones in the list, while in fact it could have been any year.
Posted 16 August 2003 - 07:23 AM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 07:30 AM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 07:38 AM
Unfortunately, many people look at web sites as fields of wildflowers -- anything is there for the plucking.
Posted 16 August 2003 - 07:59 AM
Indeed, Alexandra, the Web seems to be an easy target for "wild-pluckers", while on the other hand nobody ever seems to question the quality or the exactness of the information provided.
On another level, the same thing happens more and more in publications. Take the dancer's biographies listed in three different souvenir programs of recent Mariinsky tours: Manchester, Graz and London. All three have clearly used the same source (I suppose, the Mariinsky Theatre?), or have copied from each other, and thus all three give the same inaccurate or incomplete information. Isn't there anybody then of the organizers who takes the time to check these sources?
Posted 16 August 2003 - 08:23 AM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 08:41 AM
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