Photography on the Web
Posted 18 May 2006 - 01:41 PM
I've only dipped into the Nureyev section. Several of the photos, including a kneeling Fonteyn supporting an upside down Nureyev in Petit's Paradise Lost, are found in the Solway biography.
Missing, however, is a shot of what Solway describes as follows:
"In its most memorable sequence, Rudolf circled the stage with a loping run before diving headfirst through the huge scarlet lips of a large female face, 'the kind of thing,' wrote Fonteyn, 'that really only happens in French ballets."
I also like the comparison illustrations. For instance, Carlotta Grisi in Esmeralda followed by an astonishingly different Marie Agnes Gillot in Petit's Notre Dame de Paris.
This is a site worth perusing slowly, especially if you know some Italian. The synthesizer music is probably something to avoid, however.
Posted 22 November 2006 - 12:41 PM
Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:17 AM
He has some incredible photos there of this amazing couple. Has anyone seen them dance? Don't these photos make you want to see them perform?
Posted 22 February 2007 - 12:09 PM
Denis had the Bolshoi flash and fire and wowed the crowd with his unbelievable turning jumps, taking his Diana and Actaeon variation to a whole new level of "can you beat this?" Anastasia is blessed with a long, sinewy body that looks great even when she's just standing there. Her technique, as his, is impeccable. His (multiple) pirouettes are straight on, her musicality takes her faultlessly from movement to movement. They appear quite dynamic together, he with his blond, she with her dark hair. I certainly recommend seeing them!
Edited to add: I just looked through the Matvienko photos at the Schiavone gallery and WOW! They are stunning, each and every one of them. I think these are Schiavone's best pics on the internet!
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