Dancers From the Eighties
Posted 03 September 2000 - 05:44 PM
Elaine kudo is still in princeton, she stayed after Septime Webre left and is now
working w/ Graham Lustig. She too worked w/ the abt summer prog. in nyc, and staged the mov. of 'push' the students put on, w/ tharp's blessing (it was the 2nd mov. [of the haydn] the section for 2 sets of corps women, i.e. the blues and the golds.
Rebecca Wright, who did indeed run the abt sum. prog. in nyc 2/3 yrs running. She now, has just be appointed to replace Kathryn Posin as administrative head of the joffrey-ballet-school/new school academic/degree program nyc's new school for social research in greenwich village.
Posted 06 September 2000 - 09:07 PM
Starr Danias had the look of the perfect ballerina. Many roles were created for her in Arpino ballets. Her technique was quite strong despite her frail looking body. However, she never danced Titania in THE DREAM, nor any of the ballerina roles in Mr. Joffrey's PAS DES DEESSES, which makes me think she was not one of the more classical dancers in the company.
Starr did dance LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE with Nureyev. Later, on tour, I got to dance SPECTRE with her. She was a wonderful partner and a person I will always thank for the wise advice she had to give in dance and life.
Starr acted and danced on THE LOVE BOAT and in THE TURNING POINT. I heard that her TURNING POINT role had been written with Cynthia Gregory in mind. Starr was ABT by the time she filmed THE TURNING POINT and had danced Blue Bird Pas in SLEEPING BEAUTY.
Starr returned to Joffrey and then left again to pursue an acting career on broadway, going into Makarova's role in certain performances of ON YOUR TOES.
As far as I know, Starr is married, lives in Santa Monica and teaches ballet.
[This message has been edited by glebb (edited September 07, 2000).]
Posted 06 September 2000 - 10:02 PM
Posted 10 September 2000 - 09:50 AM
Why were you wondering about what happened to Elaine Kudo?
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Posted 14 September 2000 - 09:18 PM
This thread has gotten a bit long and meandering. I'm going to close it. Any more questions or answers about Dancers in the Eighties, please start a new thread.
Posted 17 September 2000 - 03:48 PM
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