odd publicity shotMary Ellen Moylan in BALLET IMPERIAL costume
Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:49 AM
Ellen Moylan's watercolor artwork. I love the paperdoll tutu's!
Posted 25 January 2007 - 09:17 AM
She praised her technical abilities in a way that made me think there was a rivalry there--MEM had some natrual physical gifts that Tallcheif really had to work to emulate. I got the sense too that Balanchine played on this to motivate Tallchief. This is by Tallchief's telling, at least; things might look different from MEM's point of view, of course!
In the documentary Dancing For Mr B, Tallfchief speaks to this. She recounts a story of when both were still girls. She said her mother would push at her "Why can't you dance like Mary Ellen?". Tallchief recounts that
later she found out that the young Mary Ellen was being goaded by HER mother to the tune of "Why can't you dance like Maria?".
Fact? Who knows? But it's a cute story.
Oh, and rg, I LOVE the BI photo with MEM sitting on the floor. The informality of her position plays off the elegance of her costume beautifully
Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:36 PM
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