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Most Handsome Male Dancer(s)


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#61 richard53dog

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:13 PM

If you saw Herman Cornejo in Le spectre de la Rose at the Kennedy Center last week you would surely agree with me.  Wow.

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corrival,

I saw him a couple of times last Fall in City Center and agree he looked great.

It sounds a bit shallow but I think a lot of it was because his head wasn't over encumbered by some kind of cap covered with fake flowers .

I'm old enough that I remember that ladies at the beach used to wear rubber swimming caps, covered in rubber flowers and a lot of Spectres look to me like they are wearing the same kind of thing.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:27 PM

It sounds a bit shallow but I think a lot of it was because his head wasn't over encumbered by some kind of cap covered with fake flowers.

I'm old enough that I remember that ladies at the beach used to wear rubber swimming caps, covered in rubber flowers and a lot of Spectres look to me like they are wearing the same kind of thing.

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Interesting observation, Richard. The cap does enhance the period flavor of the piece, but I think modern eyes have a lot of trouble seeing it that way, and yes, modifying it or chucking it completely enhances today's productions.

Boy, you must be OLLLLLD! Actually, I was one of those who was forced to wear those ridiculous, headache-inducing contraptions in pools until the early '70s, when adult men started wearing their hair long enough to erase the sex-related blame for drain clogs.

#63 bart

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:55 PM

I've just skimmed through the posts here, after watching the Royal Ballet Sleeping Beauty (Durante). No one but Rachel mentioned Zoltan Solylmosi. This was one stunning prince (like a 50s Yale 4-letterman) who was really overwhelmed at having stumbled across this really great princess. Gosh! And Durante really comes to life after meeting him.

Googling, I learned that he has a brother, Tamas, who has danced or will dance with ABT. I also found a claim, in a British site, that Zoltan was "both liked and revilved at times."

Having seen him only in this video and in a Manon pas de deux with Sylvie Guillem, I'm puzzled. What could there possibly be to revile about the work of this handsome, earnest dancer, wonderfully proportioned, who moves so beautifully and clearly loves his partners?

British posters, and others, please help.

#64 purelyballet

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:19 PM

my picks (past and present)

Nikolaj Hubbe
Roy Kaiser
Angel Corella
Craig Hall

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 01:03 PM

bart, Solymosi really did divide opinion in RB audiences - some thought he was the most exciting thing since Nureyev, others couldn't stand him at any price. He could appear self-absorbed on stage and had the reputation of being, er, temperamental. I think some of his problem was that he wanted to hang on to his own identity rather than become a 'Royal Ballet' dancer so he often looked very different from anyone else on stage and his acting could look mannered and, in RB terms, old-fashioned. But he did have good roles, sometimes surprising ones like the Mukhamedov role in MacMillan's The Judas Tree.

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 01:36 PM

my picks (past and present)

Nikolaj Hubbe
Roy Kaiser
Angel Corella
Craig Hall

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I've never seen Roy Kaiser but I'm with you on Hubbe, Corella and Hall - especially Hall. I never really noticed him in the corps at NYCB but I just saw him with the Milliped group and was immediately struck by his elegant line & the intense, weighty quality of his dancing. My first thought was that I'd love to see him cast in Melancholic. Another dancer I've never seen much of at NYCB is Sebastien Marcovici. But I just saw him on the street (at least I think it was him) and boy, was he handsome.


Going way back - Michel Denard & Ivan Nagy were my favorites. Currently - David Hallberg, Marcello Gomes, Thiago Soares, Massimo Murru, Igor Zelensky.

And yes, Marga - Jared Matthews is one to watch in the corps at ABT - along with Grant Delong

Can't forget Baryshnikov & those soulfull blue eyes...

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:51 PM

Zoltan Solymosi was also a wonderful Onegin.

&, mercy me, GAWJUSS!!!

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 08:03 AM

Wait a minute here!

Must, must, must put in 50 votes for Manuel Legris! My sister
and I saw him fly around the Paris Opera in Coppelia. Ahhhhhh!
Stunning! Such a nice bonus that my boyfriend looks quite
much like Manuel!! :D :o :wink:

http://www.manuel-le...com/index2.html

#69 chauffeur

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 04:51 PM

OK, my daughter insists I have to list Guillaume Cote from NBoC for her. And I"m going to list Mads Blangstrup from the Royal Danish for myself.

Mads Blangstrup in Anna Karenina

And in the newcomer category, everyone should bookmark Cory Stearns, ABT apprentice:

Cory Stearns - ABT

#70 Gina Ness

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:48 PM

This post makes 51 votes for Manuel Legris! :wink: I wish I had seen him dance live...I've only seen him in video. Also, I can't help but mention Christopher Gable (MacMillan's "Romeo"). Boy, did I have a huge "crush" on him when I was a teenager...

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 06:51 PM

Among ABT's current Don Q Toreadores, I found Alexandre Hammoudi's exotic beauty mesmerizing -- especially set off, as it was, by that head of dark waves.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 08:51 PM

Zoltan Solymosi was also a wonderful Onegin.

&, mercy me, GAWJUSS!!!

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Whatever happened to Zoltan Solymosi? Very little info on him about where he is dancing or if he is still dancing. A lot on his brother though. I remember seeing Zoltan with Durante for the Sleeping Beauty. He is an impossibly gorgeous man.


One more to add to the list: Rock star handsome Will Kemp

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:00 AM

Kronstam, Bruhn, and Martins. Is there something in the water over there?


I would have mentioned Christopher Gable, but Gina got there first. I never saw him on stage, but in photos and on film he has this boyish grin that makes me melt down like the Wicked Witch of the West. It's probably just as well, because had I been present for one of his Romeos I probably would have caused a scene by climbing onstage and tossing Seymour into the orchestra pit.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:57 AM

Among ABT's current Don Q Toreadores, I found Alexandre Hammoudi's exotic beauty mesmerizing -- especially set off, as it was, by that head of dark waves.


I'm guessing that Alexandre Hammoudi is of North African descent, and that his surname is Arabic.
In Hebrew, Hammoudi means "cutie"!! It probably has the same meaning in Arabic.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:20 AM

Richard Cragun, former Principal Dancer, Stuttgart Ballet in addition to the others already mentioned


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