Posted 18 February 2004 - 09:53 AM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:04 AM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:07 AM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 01:05 PM
fonteyn's career was famously long - some might say infamously so, esp. some of the ballerinas who felt their careers suffered in her shadow.
(a new fonteyn bio is due out anytime now, if i have my information correct, from a biographer in england, a woman who's name escapes me.)
Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:28 PM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 07:52 AM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:35 AM
"Julian Braunsweg presents the first European tour of American classical ballet, New York State's Niagara Frontier Ballet Company."
The tour took place in June-July 1971. Principal choreographer: Bronislava Nijinska.
Design and ballet photographs by Mike Davis.
Guest artists: Anna-Marie Holmes, Jeanne Armin, Brunhilda Ruiz, David Holmes, Tatsuo Sakai, Paul Sutherland, Violette Verdy, Luis Fuente, and William Glassman.
Posted 19 February 2004 - 09:12 AM
Do any of you happen to have the Dance Magazine July 1971 edition (p. 80)? haha I know it is asking a lot, but it would further my study of this ballet company. I also found out that they toured in Rochester, and that is where I live. So this is rather exciting.
Posted 22 February 2004 - 10:41 AM
Have you tried your local library? There is another thread somewhere on the Ballet Talk site about Dance Mag. archives but I don't know exactly where it is. Try doing a search and see what you can come up with. Another suggestion might be to go to: Dance Magazine
You could contact them through their website and maybe they could help. :shrug:
Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:03 AM
As it happens we talked about it recently and she got all teary talking about the moment in the 'prelude' bit (in the middle) when the dancer stands with her back towards the audience. Even Fonteyn's back was extraordinarily expressive.
Is MF dancing the same part in the video?
Posted 26 February 2004 - 06:26 AM
Yes, she is. One thing that struck me, coming to it after seeing Makarova and after-Makarova dancers, is how classical her line is (rather than romantic). We don't see that often today. It's a lovely performance. David Vaughan's biography of Ashton says that "Les Sylphides" was one of the ballets he wantd to rehearse when he finally got to be director of the Royal, and I'd bet the phrasing is what it should be.
Posted 28 February 2004 - 06:20 PM
It's so good to hear the phrase romantic style. There has been very little Taglioni talk on the board lately.
Posted 28 February 2004 - 07:46 PM
Posted 29 February 2004 - 01:27 PM
I've always understood the difference between classical line and romantic line, but of course your explanation has brought a new clarity of how to describe it. Thanks. New book - hint, hint!
In "Les Sylphides" my mind says the a la second arm should always be below the shoulder in a drooping position. Do others agree? I know Victoria is an ABT "Les Sylphides" expert. I look forward to all responses.
Posted 29 February 2004 - 02:19 PM
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