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#1 kittykitty

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 11:13 PM

Can you help with an answer?

In 1980,81,or 82. . .Makarova & Dowell were scheduled
to perform Swan Lake in San Francisco. For some
reason, Dowell could not perform one evening.
He was replaced that evening, either by Nureyev or
Baryshnikov. Was it Nureyev?
I am trying to find this anwer. . . .

Thank you

#2 innopac

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:02 AM

"On Feb. 15, 1979, the Nureyev legend in San Francisco reached its climactic moment. Anthony Dowell, who was to dance with Natalia Makarova in the American Ballet Theater's "Swan Lake," had become ill the day before.

To replace him, Nureyev was flown from New York, at Makarova's insistence. There was no time for a newspaper announcement, but by word of mouth balletomanes filled the Opera House and its standing room for a Thursday matinee that became historic. "

From: "Nureyev a Hero of S.F. Dance" by Robert Commanday. The San Francisco Chronicle. 7 January 1993.



#3 PeggyR

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 10:41 AM

Hi KittyKitty: It's good to see another ballet lover from San Francisco!

I was attended that performance in 1979. Pure magic!

Peggy

#4 kittykitty

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:42 PM

Thank you for responding.
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Hi KittyKitty: It's good to see another ballet lover from San Francisco!

I was attended that performance in 1979. Pure magic!

Peggy




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