Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:25 AM
Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:32 PM
I can't imagine there is any way to fully apprehend "Tumey's" impact on ballet. She helped shape generations of dancers, many of whom brought her influence first to the stage and later back to the classroom, to pass along that which they'd learned from her. By now, she undoubtedly has many "grandstudents" teaching a generations of "great-grandstudents".
Posted 21 January 2007 - 05:09 AM
I was an SAB summer scholarship student in 1970, only for one summer but I will never forget her.
Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:59 AM
Me too... I loved Tumkovsky's classes at SAB with their Russian styled training combined somehow with lots of Balanchine technique. Tumkovsky was always so charming, lovely, warm, and appreciative of her dancers. She knew how to make dancers stronger, more confident, preparing her dancers to be the best any where.
What I recall the most about Tumkovsky was how she would radiate with joy to see our improvements from day to day. And then for us, her dance children, how it was always such a great joy to listen to her comments after she attended performances with NYCB. Tumkovsky was a dearest, wonderful dance parent.
Posted 25 January 2007 - 09:21 PM
(Sorry, posted this on Links, before finding this location.)
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