Jump to content


Shields Remine


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 ViolinConcerto

ViolinConcerto

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,030 posts

Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:19 PM

An obituary of Shields Remine by Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice.

I knew Shields as a man-about-dance. From 1971 on, his name appeared on the masthead of Ballet Review, first as an editorial assistant, then as managing editor, and finally as editorial consultant. Attending a dance performance with him (always spiffy in a hand-knotted bow tie) or running into him in the lobby was inevitably energizing. He was knowledgeable and critical, but what he loved, he loved almost unreservedly, his whole body tensed and tingling with excitement. "Glorious!" was a word he used a lot, whether applying it to a ballerina's performance, a new piece of choreography that moved him, or high points in his life—like the 2003 trip he took to Durham, New Hampshire, with a contingent from St. Luke in the Fields to celebrate the Episcopal Church's consecration of Gene Robinson as its first openly gay bishop (Shields could have flown home from there under his own steam; he was that buoyant of heart).


This is very sad -- a very youthful man. Now whatever will Francis Mason do??

#2 Paul Parish

Paul Parish

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,925 posts

Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:42 PM

Shields was my first editor at Ballet Review.

I remember a voice on my answering machine: "Paul! [thick southern accent] Are we ever going to GET any thang from yew?"

He didn't like my breezier locutions, since he thought they made the magazine look a little disreputable, but he was really encouraging when I was onto something. He knew a lot, and he'd learned it because he loved finding out.

I'm really sad to hear this.

#3 ViolinConcerto

ViolinConcerto

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,030 posts

Posted 16 November 2006 - 05:09 PM

If anyone has a photo of Shields, could you post it? Thanks. He was really from another era. Am I mis-remembering, or did he sometimes wear shorts with his dress shirt hand-tied bow-tie and jacket?

#4 rg

rg

    Emeralds Circle

  • Editorial Advisor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,435 posts

Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:07 AM

no photos here but your recall of how s.r. often dressed for the theater, weather permitting, is accurate.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases (adblockers may block display):