About Gelsey Kirkland
Posted 13 March 1999 - 01:50 PM
I saw her live many times when she was still dancing...the expressiveness combined with the quicksilver technique was overwhelming. She has always been one of my favourite artists...my son was lucky enough to study with her several years ago and he said that she lived up to every high expectation which I had prepared him for!!
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Posted 24 March 1999 - 10:43 PM
I think Vanessa Redgrave would be phenomenal as Baryshnikov.
Posted 25 March 1999 - 12:16 AM
Unfortunately, I think Hollywood is probably auditioning a Monica right now !
I don't think Gelsey would even make the list of Hollywood's future projects...too bad !
But : "Go...Vanessa !!!"
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Posted 27 March 1999 - 01:16 AM
I have read many books where people (particularly other dancers) complain about her meticulous method of preparing for a role, yet I have never heard her 'genius' doubted. Her books were totally honest (and often truth is subjective- whether or not she should take the blame for many of the mistakes in her life is not the point). (Well thats my unlearned opinion anyway).
She seems to be a bundle of contradictions in one tiny woman- 'an amazing combination of fragility and strength' as alexandra mentioned, and able to look spontaneous onstage when every move was rehearsed.
It's no wonder people are still fascinated by her, even now.
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