Introducing myself A New(Ex. Professional)MemberBallet Journey - From Backstage to Audience
Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:55 PM
I am now retired, but occasionally still write or design for Ballet, however, my pleasure these days is to just watch listen to the mucic and enjoy my favourite interest. Over the years there has been a number of dancers I have admired, some of who are in other peoples profiles. It is really great to read names like Svetlana Beriosova, Anya Linden, Margot Fonteyn, Nureyev, as well as recent and todays Stars. It is good to hear other people of my generation are still there, enjoying their Ballet.
Whenever I can I like to go and see live performances, and will be going to The Opera Garnier, in Paris next July, to see Les Dame aux Camelias., I had hoped to see Aurelie Dupont dance in it, but she may still be on Maternity leave, so will have to choose someone else.
When I cannot get to the theatre, I have a large collection of Ballet DVD's, which I watch on my wide screen TV, it is like going to the cinema in my lounge.
My Favourite Companies
American Ballet Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, English National Ballet, Marinksky (Kirov) Ballet, New York City Ballet
Northern Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet
Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Misha Barishnicov, Bouronville# David Lichine, Serge Lifar. Sir Kenneth Macmillan, Leonid Massine' Mikhail Fokine John Neumeier, Pierre Lacotte, Marius Pepita, Sir Peter Wright, Yuri Grigorovich, Assar Messerer
The Stone Flower, Raymonda, Sylvia (POB) Manon, Mayerling, Les deux Pigeons, Spring Waters Pas de deux, Le Corsair (Grotto, pas de deux ABT) Sir Peter Wrights Nutcracker, La Sylphide (Lacotte)
Past: Svetlana Beriosova,Gedamas Taranda, Gennedy Brabinin, Margot Fonteyn, Marcia Haydee, Ekaterina Maximova, Merle Park. David Wall, Rudolph Nureyev, Donald Mac Cleary, Zolton Solymosi, Leonid Nicanov, Vassilie Vassiev. Darren Wortzel, Ethan Stefal, Cynthis Harvey, Alytinai Aslmuritova, Francois Legree
Aurelie Dupont, Darcey Bussell(Retired), Alina Corojo, Karl Paquet, Jean Guillamine Bart, Manual Legris, Julie Kent, Paloma Herrera, Angel Corell .Svetlana Zahkova, Jeremy Belingard, Agnes Oaks, Thomas Edur, Mathui Ganio
I am sure there must be some I have left out, particularly from the NYCB, there are so many years to cover, a lifetime of DANCE.
ENJOY YOUR BALLET.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:12 PM
Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:38 PM
Enjoy we do!
Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:19 PM
SanderO, you took the words out of my mouth. It's a rich experience, and I really look forward to having your share it with us. Welcome, Nanarina.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:18 AM
I will be in Paris from 3rd to 10th July so will have the opportuinity hoperfully to pick the best cast.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:46 PM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:44 AM
Nanarina, I know that there will be people who will be able to respond to your thoughts and questions about the current POB season. Unfortunately, we don't currently have a forum devoted to individual companies. What I suggest is that you start a new thread on "Everything Else Ballet" and give it a title that will catch the eye of those who know the most about the POB today.
Hello bart: Thank you for your suggestion I will post to Everything else about Ballet, for the POB Cast etc.
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