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Ballet's Best Hair!!!


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#1 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 09:38 AM

Being that it's August, perky's comment on Janie Taylor having the best hair in ballet made me realize this deserves a topic of its own.

No way, sez I. Carla Korbes has the best hair.

Enter your candidates, please!

#2 GWTW

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 09:42 AM

Moira Shearer.
In the old Technicolour pictures she just looks :thumbsup:

#3 Old Fashioned

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 02:53 PM

I second Shearer.

It's difficult to tell when a majority of the time I see the ladies' hair up in buns, but Tyann Clement certainly stands out among a company of faired-hair dancers and mousy brunettes. Her dancer head shot certainly makes her look glamorous, and she was stunning in La Valse.

#4 Alexandra

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:38 PM

I'd go with Korbes, today. But from the past, I'd nominate Nina Fedorova. Not to mention Andris Liepa. :innocent:

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:58 PM

There's a lot of scope here.... Do we mean longest? Then Janie Taylor is certainly up there in the pantheon.....

Carla Korbes' is long *and* thick and beautiful....

I liked Shearer's, and Maria Calegari's....

a lot of dancer's have beautiful hair simply because they don't blow-dry, or do too much torturing it.....

Also Ivan Nagy in his dancing days.....

Damian Woetzel generally has good haircuts..... :innocent:

#6 Farrell Fan

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:07 PM

Darci Kistler used to reign supreme in this regard. When she danced Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun, her hair turned it into a pas de trois.

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:44 PM

Darci, Janie, Carla & Sarah Ricard are among the best...

#8 Mel Johnson

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 07:13 PM

Antony Tudor. :innocent:

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 08:02 PM

Antony Tudor.  :innocent:

Oh, now that's an answer appropriate to the season.

Although I think that Patricia Barker might be a candidate for best hair outside NYC.

#10 Big Lee

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 08:10 PM

Janie's looks awesome in the Afternoon of the Faun picture in the new NYCB brochure. Julie Kent also has awesome hair; check out the pictures of her in the pas de deux section of Nancy Ellison's Ballet book.

#11 Mel Johnson

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 02:41 AM

Antony Tudor.  :innocent:

Together with skin before it was IN!

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 04:26 PM

What??? No votes for Maria Calegari? :o

Lourdes Lopez, too. And on the subject of both these ladies, I used to absolutely adore the moment when the two-- as demi-soloists -- came blazing out from the wings in Raymonda Variations' finale. Never looked quite as good as it did with one red and one black head.

(Editing to apologize to Juliet for missing her mention of MC.)

Edited by carbro, 03 August 2004 - 05:01 PM.


#13 atm711

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 06:02 PM

I have always loved the over-the-ear coif of Tamara Toumanova.

#14 Farrell Fan

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 06:03 PM

For the best group hair, there's nothing better than Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht Ballet, in which 24 women let their hair down. But as a member in good standing of the Joan Acocella fan club, I must point out that NYCB hair ain't what it used to be.

#15 Jacqueline

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 08:38 PM

Ummm...John Kerry?

Well, kidding aside, how about Peter Martins back in the day?


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