Nasty falls onstage during performances...who and when.
Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:17 AM
I'm sure the experienced BT's have witnessed similar situations with well know dancers. I'm curious to know about it: who was involved ?, during which ballet ?, what was the the ballerina/dancer/ audience's reaction ?...
Please, some stories!
Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:37 AM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:46 AM
Balanchine had the reputation of liking falls, because they showed that the dancer was going full out. In one of the Balanchine Celebration DVD's, there is a mini-interview with Melinda Roy, who described that in a rehearsal, Balanchine asked her to repeat a jump -- and she was a jumper -- a big assemble if I remember correctly. She went back, did it again, and still, he asked her to repeat, with "More!" She said she was getting aggrevated at that point, went back to the corner and did a giant assemble, fell, landed at his feet, looked up, and asked him if that was what he wanted. He told her that was it, what he wanted.
Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:27 AM
I understand the point, but this has always been one of my least favorite aspects of Balanchine lore.
Balanchine had the reputation of liking falls, because they showed that the dancer was going full out.
An element of risk adds excitement, but there's always the threat of serious injury. The choreographer's career moves on; the dancer's career comes to an end.
Cristian's question made me realize that I haven't really seen any memorable falls. Knock wood! I'm looking forward to more descriptions.
Posted 03 November 2007 - 04:26 AM
I recall that Alex Proia dropped Suzanne Farrell in an early performance of Robbins' "In Memory of..." which may have added injury to injuries.
Merrill Ashley came down hard in Martins' weak copy of Paul Taylor, "Barber Violin Concerto" after she came back from a very long injury (two long seasons at least, I think) and brought down the curtain.
Nikolaj Hubbe had a wretched on-stage injury, which I did not see. It was heartbreaking.....
Cubanmiamiboy, you are bringing up some sad memories, and now I'm agreeing with Mme. Hermine!
Posted 03 November 2007 - 05:23 AM
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:53 PM
Now I can say I've seen two of my favorite ballerinas taking a fall. Lorna Feijoo in Ballo de la Regina and now Jeannette Delgado in Coppelia.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:51 AM
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