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#1 Alexander

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:41 AM

An old dancer from London called Frank Andersen a couple weeks ago and asked him if the RDB was doing anything for Volkova who would have been 100 next week.
Andersen apparently told him they'd already thought about that and it had been decided to dedicate the opening night performance of the festival to her ... But I haven't heard anything since. Can anybody tell me if they did, or was it just one of those things one says in a situation like that?
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#2 Alexandra

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:01 AM

I hope Effy or Natalia or Jorgen will see this and answer -- I haven't read about a dedication speech, but there may well have been a line in the program.

Let me take this opportunity to say that Alexander is the author of a biography of Vera Volkova ("Vera Volkova, En dans af uskyld og erfaring" "Vera Volkova, a Dance of Innocence and Experience") which has a web site at http://www.volkova.net with some beautiful photos :(

#3 Helene

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:08 AM

Given Volkova's influence and dedication to the Company over so many years, and all of the students' and dancers' lives that she touched, hopefully there will be an extensive effort to honor her 100th birthday.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 03:00 PM

I haven't heard or seen anything about! Maybe the press people have been informed???

The Volkova book by Meinertz is one of the best ballet books I've read. I hope the English translation will come soon.

#5 Effy

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 09:32 PM

So far Volkovas has only been mentioned once or twice when suurering the rDB story. I will check today with the press office

#6 Natalia

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:08 AM

Not a peep. The management is more into celebrating the present artists, such as last night's party-honoree, character artist Poul-Erik Hesselkilde, whose 40th anniv on the stage was celebrated.

The only mention of Volkova is the Danish-language bio that is being sold in the theater's gift shop.

#7 Alexandra

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:39 AM

Thanks, all. (Natalia, that's Alexander's book.)

#8 Effy

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 09:29 PM

According to the press office the Volkava dedication happened in May

#9 Alexander

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 04:53 AM

Thanks, Effy. We'll just assumed justice was done and something did happen, then ;-)



According to the press office the Volkava dedication happened in May

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