Unknown Dancer Challenge
Posted 02 January 2002 - 05:06 PM
Posted 02 January 2002 - 05:27 PM
I don't know much about them, but I've seen most of these dancers.
Irina Tchistyakova - Kirov, I believe
Tatyana Goumba - Bolshoi (but I'm not sure about that smile.gif )
Steffi Scherzer - I have a very vague memory of her as an East German ballerina and a Varna medal winner from the late 1970s? But I never saw her and don't know anything else about her.
Liliana Cosi - ballerina of La Scala and guest artist, I think, with London Festival Ballet in the 1970s. I saw her at a gala ("Italian Ballet Gala" in Washington in the early 1980s, but the memory is vague and I couldn't describe her. My impression is that she's the Giselle/Juliet type; at least at this gala, she did nightgown rather than tutu numbers.
Marnee Morris - a soloist with New York City Ballet in the 1960s and early '70s. She created a role in "Who Cares" and (again, I think smile.gif ) "Symphony in 3 Movements."
Claire Motte - Paris Opera Ballet etoile from the 1960s. There's a photo of her in one of Serge Lido books where she's standing, back to back, with Claude Bessy; they could be twins.
Anissa Curbelo -- never heard of her. Who is she?
Has anyone seen these dancers and could tell more about them? Jeannie will know your two Russians, I'm sure smile.gif
Posted 02 January 2002 - 06:43 PM
Claire Motte was born in 1937 and was a POB principal between 1960 and 1977, premiering several works by Lifar and also the role of Esmeralda in Petit's "Notre-Dame de Paris"; after her retirement she taught and was one of the ballet masters of the POB, but she died in 1986 from cancer. She was married with Mario Bois (who wrote a verrry gossipy book about Nureyev) and had two sons.
I've found the following photographs of her:
Some photographs taken by Jean-Loup Sieff in 1960.
Motte and Lifar in 1977.
Posted 02 January 2002 - 07:43 PM
How did you become an admirer of those dancers? Did you see all of them perform?
I hadn't heard about Anissa Curbelo before, but did an web search with google and found that she was dancing with the Ballet of Cuba. I found the following review of a performance in France last year, with a small photograph of Anissa Curbelo
in "La fille mal gardée":
Posted 02 January 2002 - 09:02 PM
[ January 02, 2002: Message edited by: Lovebird ]
Posted 02 January 2002 - 10:43 PM
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