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#46 Paul Parish

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

Legs Tanaquil Leclercq, Allegra Kent, Makarova, Farrell
Arms Antoinette Sibley,
Feet, witty Monica Mason
Feet, chaste Ulanova, Lopatkina
Face leclercq, Fonteyn
Eyes Ayupova, LeClercq, Fonteyn, Pavlenko, Julie Diana, Lopatkina
Nose Danilova, Farrell,. Ananiashvili
Breastbone Sarah van Patten
Hands Plisetskaya

#47 Marga

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:01 AM

"New" dancers to think about since last we posted on this. Paul, I love your '[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4]b[/size][/font]reast[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4]b[/size][/font]one' addition to the list and went looking for pictures of Sarah van Patten to see for myself. That made me start thinking about other less talked about features, such as the small of the [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4]b[/size][/font]ack (I haven't come up with the proper candidate for that yet).

I will submit Isabella [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4]B[/size][/font]oylston for feet, back, and legs and Misty Copeland for instep, hyperextension, and muscles.

#48 Cordelia

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

What a fun discussion! For looks only and not for what they do with these body parts, since sometimes extremely gorgeous feet and legs doesn't translate into wonderful footwork and beats.

Face-- Aurelie Dupont, Elisabeth Platel, Ekaterina Kondaurova
Eyes-- Evgenia Obraztsova, Suzanne Farrell, Gelsey Kirkland
Arms-- Nadezhda Gracheva, Aurelie Dupont, Viktoria Tereshkina
Hands-- Julie Kent, Uliana Lopatkina, Aurelie Dupont
Legs-- Laetitia Pujol, Sylvie Guillem, Ekaterina Maximova
Feet-- Sylvie Guillem, Evgenia Obraztsova, Darcey Bussell
Neck-- Diana Vishneva, Alina Cojocaru, Uliana Lopatkina
Back-- Alina Somova, Elisabeth Platel, Altynai Asylmuratova

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:43 AM

Everything: face,eyes,smile,neck,arms,legs and feet - Altynai Asylmuratova.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

Thank you for reviving this topic, Kerry1968. Looks like I missed it the first time.

Hands: Fonteyn did not have pretty hands in repose but she makes you forget that by the way she uses them. Makarova's are beautiful in all respects.

Neck: Makarova

Simply-Gorgeous-From-Head-to-Toe-Award: Moira Shearer

Legs: If anyone mentioned Fonteyn's legs before I missed it. She doesn't have the extra long legs that are fashionable today but hers give the impression of length and are simultaneously slender and curvy, and when she straightens her legs her kneecaps vanish.

Feet: Suzanne Farrell. Not the most beautiful feet, but amazingly natural pointes, as if they were truly part of her body.


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