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#46 Helene

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:11 AM

cf. Alec Baldwin’s misfired proposal in ‘Working Girl.’ :)

If I'm remembering correctly, Melanie Griffiths's first response was "Maybe" and when he objected, she said something like "If you want another answer, ask another girl." I always liked her for that.

#47 ViolinConcerto

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:54 PM

Margaret Tracey is married to the Kaiser brother who danced with NYCB, but I can't remember his first name.

Helene, his name is Russell Kaiser.
Also, Carbro, in addition to --

# Patty McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefous/x, occasional partners
# Kyra Nichols and Dan Duell (I wonder what dancing together was like when their marriage ended)
# Jenifer Ringer and James Fayette
# Judith Fugate and Mehdi Bahiri, in guest engagements

I recall that Maria Calegari and Joe Duell were married around the time that Kyra and Dan were married. They divorced before his untimely death. Maria and Bart Cook, who work together setting ballets for the Balanchine Foundation, among other activities, and are a couple.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:43 PM

I recall that Maria Calegari and Joe Duell were married around the time that Kyra and Dan were married.

I was acquainted with a friend of Calegari's. As I understood it, they were never actually married.

#49 Helene

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:50 PM

[Maria and Bart Cook, who work together setting ballets for the Balanchine Foundation, among other activities, and are a couple.

Calegari was interviewed on NPR's "Morning Edition" years ago, possibly at the time she was dancing with Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and she mentioned "my husband, Bart Cook."

#50 ViolinConcerto

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:59 PM

I just recalled that I was going to add this to the discussion back in July, but didn't --

Does anyone else find it ODD that Peter Martins, who really owes so much to having been hired to be a partner to Suzanne, Farrell and did a really wonderful job of it, has never, never, never truly fostered partnerships in his company?

The only real exception was Heather and Jock, and oh, maybe Darci and Nilas, (which is so totally backwards-Freudian that I could never stomach it). For example, just as Peter Boal and Judith Fugate were beginning to look absolutely superb, despite their age difference, they were split up. Kyra said in her Seminar talk that she can now ask for anyone she wants (until JUNE that is!!), and usually seems to ask for Philip Neal, but that doesn't count.

Well????

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:18 PM

I just recalled that I was going to add this to the discussion back in July, but didn't --

Does anyone else find it ODD that Peter Martins, who really owes so much to having been hired to be a partner to Suzanne, Farrell and did a really wonderful job of it, has never, never, never truly fostered partnerships in his company?

The only real exception was Heather and Jock, and oh, maybe Darci and Nilas, (which is so totally backwards-Freudian that I could never stomach it). For example, just as Peter Boal and Judith Fugate were beginning to look absolutely superb, despite their age difference, they were split up. Kyra said in her Seminar talk that she can now ask for anyone she wants (until JUNE that is!!), and usually seems to ask for Philip Neal, but that doesn't count.

Well????


I remember Kistler complaining to Dance magazine some years ago that the company wasn't fostering partnerships - don't know if that was before or after she began dancing with Nilas, I think it was after (and I agree, the whole dancing-with-your-mother-in-law thing is a little odd. Some trashy novelist needs to look into the possibilities - "Phaedra in the Fifth Position" or something like that? Please note, everyone, that I don't mean this as private gossip or speculation or as an invitation to same :( ).

#52 ViolinConcerto

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:23 PM

I agree, the whole dancing-with-your-mother-in-law thing is a little odd.


Actually, Dirac, she's his step-mother!

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:23 PM

There was Whelan and Soto for a while as well, but I can't really think of any other partnerships...Boal and Borrée maybe, or Ringer and Fayette? Haven't seen enough to know.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:35 PM

I agree, the whole dancing-with-your-mother-in-law thing is a little odd.

Actually, Dirac, she's his step-mother!

After all, as Balanchine is alleged to have said, "There are no mothers-in-law in ballet." Nothing about step-mothers, I believe. As Cinderella found out .... :huh:

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 03:19 PM

I agree, the whole dancing-with-your-mother-in-law thing is a little odd.


Actually, Dirac, she's his step-mother!


She is indeed, ViolinConcerto. What was I thinking???? :huh:

#56 Hans

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 03:48 PM


I agree, the whole dancing-with-your-mother-in-law thing is a little odd.

Actually, Dirac, she's his step-mother!

After all, as Balanchine is alleged to have said, "There are no mothers-in-law in ballet." Nothing about step-mothers, I believe. As Cinderella found out .... :huh:


Well...technically, he said, "It is very difficult to express, say, 'mother-in-law' using classical mime." Hopefully there won't be any autobiographical Martins Family ballets any time soon....

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:23 PM

... Hopefully there won't be any autobiographical Martins Family ballets any time soon....


Perhaps they could commission Eifman to do it. It would only be fair....

#58 ViolinConcerto

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:02 AM

That's hysterical!!
I second the emotion, and nominate your reply for the funniest BT posting.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:49 AM

Is this topic still active? Well in 2012 we have soem new romantic partnerships at the POB,
Jeremie Belingard and Aurelie Dupont ( 2 little boys)
Dorothee Gilbert and Alessio Carbone
Josua Hoffalt and Muriel Zusperrugey

Royal Ballet Alina Cojocaru and Johann Kobborg


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