What celebrities would you think would make a good dancer.
Posted 15 June 2001 - 04:15 PM
And I'd like to see Steven Tyler from Aerosmith be an ugly stepsister in Cinderella.
Posted 16 June 2001 - 02:03 AM
Robin Williams--the subservient stepsister in Ashton's Cinderella, Widow Simone in Fille, or as the ubiquitous Jester in any ballet
Marilyn Manson--Carabosse especially, but would also make a good Rothbart or Madge
Maggie Smith--Nurse in R&J and Berthe in Giselle
The Olsen Twins as Kitri's 2 identically dressed friends would be cute, although those technically aren't character roles
Posted 18 June 2001 - 03:47 PM
Posted 18 June 2001 - 07:22 PM
Though Marilyn Monroe might have made an interesting Queen in any ballet that has one.
Posted 19 June 2001 - 01:48 AM
By the way, Christopher Walken began his career dancing on Broadway. He's brilliant in the little-known film "Pennies from Heaven". Wouldn't he make a fabulous Rothbart, or a fabulously scary Drosselmeyer?
Posted 19 June 2001 - 09:36 AM
Posted 20 June 2001 - 04:10 AM
Posted 21 June 2001 - 09:42 AM
Posted 21 June 2001 - 03:55 PM
Posted 21 June 2001 - 05:41 PM
Serious singing training doesn't start until quite late and I can't imagine a drama class for pre-teens: "All right class, today we will begin with Desdemona's death scene from Act IV of Othello".
So any female singer or actor who had talent, loved to perform and showed it when quite young would be in ballet class. Some like Natalie Dessay, Sarah Jessica Parker and Charlize Theron studied for years while others were working professionally in the theater or movies before they could get into serious work.
[ 06-21-2001: Message edited by: Ed Waffle ]
Posted 21 June 2001 - 10:52 PM
Posted 22 June 2001 - 01:47 AM
What I experienced didn't involved classical drama (except what I did on my own with friends), but there are decidedly more ambitious attempts at training child actors as well. According to an (unofficial) biography, at the age of 11 Alan Rickman was playing Volumnia in Shakespeare's Coriolanus for a school production. Many professional actors date their first experiences on the stage, professional or amateur, quite early.
At various times in history, child actors in serious drama were rather a vogue -- in London during in 1804 you could see an extremely popular thirteen year old actor (Master Betty) play Hamlet. I'm just noting this, not advocating...
LMCtech: Trent Reznor as Rothbart? I think he would make a good Siegfried. I say this in the spirit of the thread only of course; though an interesting mime in his videos, he's not exactly a classical ballet dancer. Anyway, he does have a certain romantic/erotic obsessiveness, so perhaps he'd fit one of those souped-up contemporary productions in which Siegfried is an ultra anguished neurotic. Now, Alan Rickman might make a good Rothbart...
[ 06-22-2001: Message edited by: Drew ]
Posted 22 June 2001 - 03:30 PM
Posted 22 June 2001 - 07:03 PM
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