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Which dancers in Theme were your favorites?


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#16 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 12:42 PM

Although Rudolph did dance with Miss Page, I can pretty much state that they never did Theme. However I do know that there are some of Anne Barzel's films in the library that show him doing it with what must be Ballet Theatre, with Lupe Serrano!

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 12:50 PM

pmeja, I'm sure you're right, that it was with ABT and not Page. Perhaps it was in Chicago? I remember the Chicago connection (and Nureyev made his debut in NY with the Page company) and undoubtedly confused the two.

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 12:58 PM

Goodness, I hope I didn't sound too pedantic! I just remembered having seen it and am pretty well acquainted with Ruth Page's repertory....

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 01:08 PM

No, not at all -- I'm glad you posted that and just meant to acknowledge what you'd written. I wouldn't want people to go around saying they read on Ballet Alert! that Nureyev danced Theme with Ruth Page's company smile.gif

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 01:16 PM

Thanks, Alexandra! That I remember, I think what he danced with them was the Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, the Merry Widow and Don Quixote Pas de Deux with Sonia Arova. Should check, tho!!!!

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Posted 26 January 2002 - 09:43 PM

In recent years, Miranda Weese, for the reasons that Britomart set forth above and also Gillian Murphy at ABT. The interesting thing for me is how different each of their styles is.

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Posted 29 January 2002 - 10:14 AM

The best one???The original dancer it was created for--Alonso. I shall never forget her in that brilliant yellow tutu "en attitude" promenaded by Youskevitch. Many years later I saw Assylmuratova who was just as satisfying in the role. A successor to Youskevitch is harder to come by. Balanchine used his technical talents so brilliantly and by so doing captured the essence of his dancing --- his manner, his bearing, and, yes, his manliness.


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