Delphine Moussin: new étoile of the POB
Posted 03 May 2005 - 02:08 PM
I was there and I am very happy for her because she is a great artist(tonight she danced with her arm hurt). Of course, she should have been named earlier (she is 36), just like Wilfried Romoli, but better late... And it's also a hope for others...
Posted 03 May 2005 - 02:56 PM
I too think Moussin is a lovely dancer, she has danced many great roles (Odette-Odile, Kitri, Gamzatti...) and also has been especially good in the Balanchine and Robbins repertory (I have fond memories of her in "In the Night" and "Liebeslieder Walzer", for example). Gérard Mortier's policy is quite surprising indeed, as no female dancer had ever been promoted to étoile so late (she'll have to retire in only 6 years). Actually it's difficult to know what to expect now for the next promotions...
Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:03 PM
Maybe Gérard Mortier's policy is surprising, but I appreciate the fact that now eveything is possible for the dancers, even the more than thirty years old. Everything is not determined for ever. During Mr Gall's "reign", many dancers of great talent were more or less forgotten (of course, it always happens unfortunately) and for instance, one of them, Nathalie Aubin seemed very touched and happy yesterday.
Personally, I don't think of Mrs Moussin's age, I think of her great talent, her great emotional power: youth, even if it is fashionable today, is not a sufficient value for me.
As far as the future is concerned, I have no idea at all of what will happen. We have great female talents who will probably be "crowned" in the future: Miss Ould-Braham, Miss Gilbert and I could add some other dancers in lower ranks like Miss Sabrina Mallem (who is not "so young"). But who knows? Very good male dancers among the youngest like Mr Magnenet, Mr Hoffalt and the eldest like Mr Pech, Mr Thibault (finally recognized), Mr Duquenne, Mr Phavorin (two dancers who should be "premiers danseurs" too and who have been forgotten in the past competitions for the benefit of others, I don't mean this year, I mean in the past). Anyway, I don't think there will be a new nomination for the present year or the present season, but I have no relationships with the administration, I am not in their mind...
Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:11 PM
Next year, we should see her in "Swanlake" in Odette/Odile (this year, she danced the role in Bordeaux).
Posted 04 May 2005 - 04:18 AM
"Ivan le terrible" (those "piétinés"!!!).
So glad you mentioned Ivan, as Anastasia she totally understood what the role was about whereas the alternate didn't. I find her a very sensitive artist.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:45 AM
I just add that she was chosen many times by Jiri Kylian for his creations.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:14 PM
Please excuse my ignorance, but what are "piétinés"?.
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