Posted 17 January 2004 - 05:26 PM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 04:49 AM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 06:41 AM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 07:21 AM
I always liked her polished plastique and feminine charm, even if as Françoise pointed out, her technique sometimes let her down, especially in recent seasons. Yet I do hope that this is not the reason why she was denied the title of étoile.
Posted 18 January 2004 - 07:49 AM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 08:00 AM
Funny, even with first ballerina in Rubies, they seem to see her in allegro roles. I think I just need to see her more often - she was very good in the allegro roles, but I kept wanting to see her adagio. It could just be my luck.
Posted 18 January 2004 - 08:23 AM
I hope it's not technical reason, and I don't think, Fanny Gaïda who was an etoile had the same kind of technical problem. I don't know which are the true reasons, but for me she is better than Laetitia Pujol or Clairemarie Osta !
Posted 19 January 2004 - 04:54 AM
In fact the casting policy of the POB is a bit hard to understand in general, as they tend to cast the dancers in so many different roles (for example in "Diamonds" Marie-Agnès Gillot danced the second soloist in "Rubies" and also "Diamonds", Clairemarie Osta danced one of the soloists in "Emeralds" and also the first soloist in "Rubies", etc. I don't think that Delphine Moussin was cast in "Emeralds".)
She's been cast quite often in the Robbins repertory too, for example I have a lovely memory of her in the first pas de deux of "In the Night" (she generally performed it with her husband Lionel Delanoë, actually they danced quite often together, but now he seems to be less in shape physically and often helps restaging the ballets) and she had danced in "Moves" in the first POB performance I ever saw (in 1993).
Marc, could you remind me in which issue of "Dance View" her interview was published? Actually I didn't remember that she danced Kitri, but I remember seeing her as Odette-Odile (with Bart) and I had liked her performance (but she didn't get many performances if I remember correctly- premiers danseurs often get only one or two performances in a series, and that was even worse in the periods when there were more female étoiles...)
Posted 19 January 2004 - 05:54 AM
I know that I was surprised she was not cast when Don Quixote was staged on Bastille in new production.
Delphine should dance Emeralds last season and danced, I believe too, in the first serial of performance. But with Aurélie Dupont's injury she was casted more on Rubies and didn't dance last year Emeralds.
Posted 19 January 2004 - 07:32 AM
Estelle, Moussin's interview appeared in DanceView Summer 2003.
Posted 19 January 2004 - 07:51 AM
She made also at the same period Street dancer. She must not dance Dryad Queen this time !
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