Most Beautiful Female Dancer(s)
Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:45 AM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:02 PM
She is beautiful and noble. Last week I have seen interview: she was so charming...
By the way, I am very curious about new performance La Péri (cast: La peri/ Leila Diana Vishneva ; Achmet Vladimir Malakhov ; Nourmahal Beatrice Knop)...
Posted 04 February 2010 - 08:48 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:53 AM
Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:15 AM
I'd like to add several. Not all of them are dancing currently, but anyways...
(in no particular order)
and several others I'll add later.
Not true Larisa Lezhnina is a Principal Dancer with Dutch National Ballet and she is still dancing.
Just because she is not in Kirov she is not a lesser dancer than before.
I am a big fan of her and you want to see her dance see Don Q. from Ratmansky next season!
So i definitely agree you added her to your list she is on my as well!!!
Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:47 PM
I also add Kirsten Simone and Mette Honningen to my list. Ever since I saw them in the Disney film "Ballerina", I can't forget them. I am fascinated with both their beauty and with Mette's modest air of good breeding, a style in its last gasp at the time of this film. Kirsten Simone looks like a beautiful princess from a fairytale come to life, which is entirely fitting in the Copenhagen setting. Kirsten would be wearing "Diorissima", while Mette would be wearing a lovely faint violet cologne, suited for a well-bred young girl.
Moira Shearer for beauty of feature and coloring, well suited to the late Forties, with the gorgeous white white skin redhaired women of Scottish extract were known for. When I see her wardrobe in the film, I can just smell the elegant yet understated Guerlain perfume.
And one that I must mention just to add a name yet unmentioned-Ludmilla Tcherina from the same film, "The Red Shoes". I don't know much about her dancing, but in her scene from that movie where she is walking with a poodle to the fashion show where Lermentov has planned to "accidentally" meet her-she is just the epitome of Aristocratic White Russian glamor and French chic (entirely fitting, as she was the daughter of an aristocratic Russian father, but was raised in France). That walk, that chic ensemble, combined with that glamorous exotic air stereotypically attributed to Russian ballerinas in the popular view in that day-that scene of her epitomised it all. On her, I can smell the Robert Piguet "Bandit".
But Karsavina is my ideal, the epitome of the "look" of the Russian ballerinas just coming into their own in the West at that time-closely followed by Pavlova and Spessivtseva (appearance-wise, I'm not speaking of their dancing here). They seemed to be ballet's version of the fashionable "type" of the day, as shown by Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, et al, in silent film-a dainty, flowerlike face accentuated by the dainty, romantic, styles of the era which heightened this fashionable look-the bandeau bodices, the
maiden fillet" and bandeau headdresses. I adore that style, and Karsavina is ballet's offering of the look. Karsavina would be wearing Guerlain's "L'Huere Bleue".
Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:13 AM
I'll vote for the SFB women: Vanessa Zahorian and Sarah Van Patten are both gorgeous. Most other SFB dancers are merely beautiful.
Dating myself here - Two more SFB women: Sabina Alleman - gorgeous (still) in the manner of Rita Hayworth and Evelyn Cisneros - lovely to look at onstage, but always took my breathe away more when I encountered offstage at high end parties and fundraisers.
Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:41 AM
We have a thread about the forthcoming publication of a biography of Karsavina. Reading it, I began to look up online images. This one, a studio shot, captures just the impression you are talking about. I've occasionally heard the term "hauntingly beautiful." That's Karsavina in this shot: http://www.google.co...ved=0CB8Q9QEwAQ.
But Karsavina is my ideal, the epitome of the "look" of the Russian ballerinas just coming into their own in the West at that time-closely followed by Pavlova and Spessivtseva (appearance-wise, I'm not speaking of their dancing here). They seemed to be ballet's version of the fashionable "type" of the day, as shown by Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, et al, in silent film-a dainty, flowerlike face accentuated by the dainty, romantic, styles of the era which heightened this fashionable look-the bandeau bodices, the maiden fillet" and bandeau headdresses. I adore that style, and Karsavina is ballet's offering of the look. Karsavina would be wearing Guerlain's "L'Huere Bleue".
There are many varieties of "beautiful." This, for me, Karsavina here is the prima ballerina assoluta of beauty.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:53 AM
Posted 20 September 2014 - 07:10 AM
I noticed somewhere along the line in this thread, three years past before the next post, so I guess this is always going to be valid subject matter for conversation. So pardon the necropost (unless its against the rules, then my apologies)
My favorites, just lookswise, are the following:
Betsy McBride, Texas Ballet Theater: https://www.facebook...mcbride?fref=ts
Allisyn Hsieh, Texas Ballet Theater: https://www.facebook...n.hsieh?fref=ts
...and from my local company, California Ballet Company, in San Diego...
Milana Del Rio Tucker https://www.facebook...ef=ts&ref=br_tf
Just personal opinion. YMMV
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