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Father-Son (or Mother-Daughter) Dancer Pairs?

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Classic Arts Showcase just showed a pas de deux (to Paul Anka's version of the old Frank Sinatra song, "My Way") performed by a father-son pair, Dimitri Simkin and Daniil Simkin. It was an interesting number, classically based and beautifully danced on a bare stage.

Daniil, obviously younger, but also leaner and longer legged, has the greater elevation and flexibility of the two. Dmitri, also a beautiful dancer, is more compact and solid but still is obviously a man in his prime. Although the age differences are not emphasized, I imagine that each represent the same man at different stages of his life. The number concludes with the dancers exiting to opposite sides of the stage -- moving on each in his own way.

I was wondering whether there have been other father-son pairs dancing together in the same number or ballet. Or mother-daughter. Or any other combination of parent-offspring.

P.S. This was a 2006 performance, part of a DVD called "Divine Dancers -- Live from Prague."

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The last official performance of the POB étoile Noëlla Pontois at the Paris Opera was in John Neumeier's "Nutcracker", with her daughter (POB sujet) Miteki Kudo, they were dancing the roles of two sisters.

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Classic Arts Showcase just showed a pas de deux (to Paul Anka's version of the old Frank Sinatra song, "My Way")

OT: "My Way" was composed and written by Paul Anka, which would pretty much make it his song.

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The song "My Way" was actually written by two Frenchmen, Claude Francois and Jacques Revaux, and was a hit before Paul Anka used Francois' music and re-wrote the words in English, although Frank Sinatra is sometimes given a co-writing credit.

The words to the original, "Comme d'habitude," and the song's many translations and local adaptations, can be found here.

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Classic Arts Showcase just showed a pas de deux (to Paul Anka's version of the old Frank Sinatra song, "My Way")

OT: "My Way" was composed and written by Paul Anka, which would pretty much make it his song.

OT and picking at a nit: Since the Simkins (pere et fils) were dancing to the recording, it's fair to call it Sinatra's.

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I just spent $21 for the DVD, "Divine Dancers..." and ,"My Way," is NOT on it! There are two dances , both solos, featuring each of the Simkins, but not the duet. If anyone knows of perhaps another DVD that has it, Please let me know. Thanks.

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