Elisabeth Maurin's farewellin June 2005 in R & J
Posted 26 February 2005 - 02:51 AM
Here's the official biography of Elisabeth Maurin on the POB web site:
and also here's a link to an interview of her in "Dance View" in 2002, by Marc Haegeman:
and a few photographs of her:
Posted 26 February 2005 - 06:47 AM
Another question is whether or not Hilaire will dance Tybolt in the ballet with Maurin and Legris - if that happens it will surely be a very special performance for all......
Posted 26 February 2005 - 07:23 AM
Posted 26 February 2005 - 11:57 AM
Jane: I didn't know the POB will tour to London next season... Are they supposed to perform only "Le Parc", or also other works ? Maybe she will perform it as a guest dancer... Besides the initial two casts (Guérin- Hilaire and Maurin- Legris), I remember that "Le Parc" also was performed by Aurélie Dupont and Yann Bridard, but I don't remember if there were other casts yet...
Posted 26 February 2005 - 01:30 PM
I saw Maurin do Le Parc with Legris in Paris - the first time I've seen her since she danced Aurora with the Royal Ballet, years ago - and liked her very much.
Posted 26 February 2005 - 02:18 PM
I saw Maurin and Legris in "Le Parc" (I never saw Hilaire and Guérin in it) and, though I didn't like that much the ballet itself, they were very good. Actually I regret not having seen Maurin more often, for example I'd have liked to see her as Giselle.
Posted 26 February 2005 - 04:04 PM
If they ever stage Le Parc in London - I can't think of anyone other than Hilaire who could do justice to the role..... after all it's his role, and Guérin's - together they created the roles for POB back in 1994. In the reprise of the work in POB's 01/02 season Hilaire danced with Dupont, then last summer in Tokyo the pair again danced the excerpt from the work - I'd lay my bet on Hilaire & Dupont taking the first night! (But first of all let's just hope their coming to London becomes a reality....)
Posted 11 March 2005 - 02:42 PM
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Posted 25 May 2005 - 12:54 PM
The direction of the POB has just announced that Elisabeth Maurin has been appointed teacher of the POB school, she will start teaching there next fall.
(Actually the article includes one mistake: it mentions Francesca Zumbo as a former étoile, but as far as I know she never was an étoile).
Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:46 AM
Benjamin Pech will be her Romeo for the two performances on June 27th and 29th.
Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:20 PM
Posted 27 June 2005 - 06:41 AM
She says that it was important for her to come back after the birth of her daughter Hortense 13 months ago to make her farewell performance, and recalls some memories (her first dance classes at 4, her first "Giselle" with Nureyev in Vienna, the day when she was promoted to étoile in 1988...)
Posted 29 June 2005 - 02:17 PM
I will never forget this day. An exceptional dancer said goodbye to the POB tonight ! What a musicality and what an actress! I had some tears in my eyes.
During the last few years, as far I'm concerned, I think her dance was smaller than when she was younger but it was really big tonight and she let herself go into her part.
A lot of her fellows were in the audience, including Aurelie Dupont (who by the way wasn't wearing any jewellery ), Laetita Pujol, Marie-Agnes Gillot, Agnes Letestu and some others. I was seated near Ghislaine Thesmar and she was very nice.
The "etoiles" who were in the audience came on stage at the end to take some bows with Miss Maurin and congratulate her.
And the conductor, the american Kevin Rhodes, was a very pleasant surprise. The POB orchestra usually is quite bad, but he's doing a very good job with our damned musicians!
And finally, if Miss Maurin ever read this: thank you so much for everything !
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