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#1 rg

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:02 PM

this, sent today, April 28, from the press representative for New York Theater Ballet, where Sallie Wilson worked on the Tudor repertory:

I regret having to tell you that Sallie Wilson passed away last night. Jack Anderson will be writing her obituary for the NY Times this week.

#2 Farrell Fan

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:34 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this. She was one of the greats -- unforgettable.

#3 EAW

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:40 PM

Her dancing was beautiful and projected a rare and powerful integrity....this is very sad.

#4 Dale

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:49 PM

Very sad news. An important dancer and important stager.

#5 richard53dog

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:45 PM

She was a wonderful dancer.

How very sad

#6 oberon

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:48 PM

One of my favorite dancers when I started going to the ballet in the 1970s...

#7 Rosa

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:30 PM

Very very sad news.

#8 Alina

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:44 PM

The dance world has certainly lost some very ,important, influential people lately. Ms. Wilson was certainly an important contributor in so many ways- as a dancer, an artist, and as a repetiteur. I was very sad to hear this news.

#9 Marga

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:27 PM

Sallie Wilson's obituary notice in BT hit me like a dagger to the heart.

Deep sadness.

"We meet but briefly in life. If we touch each other with stardust -- that is everything".

#10 Amy Reusch

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:41 PM

She couldn't have been so very old? (or has time been flying again)

We've lost another light.

#11 Marga

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:43 PM

She just turned 76.

Here is a recent picture of Ms. Wilson working with New York Theatre Ballet. (Her age is incorrectly stated in the accompanying article.)

Sallie Wilson coaching

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:16 PM

Jack Anderson will be writing her obituary for the NY Times this week.

It's up now. http://www.nytimes.c...dan...n"&st=nyt

Her devotion to the essence of Tudor's ballets was palpable. I hope she has a disciple as devoted and capable as herself to carry Tudor forward.

#13 zerbinetta

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:57 PM

Didn't Aire (sp?) Hynninen stage the Tudor R&J pas for NY Theatre Ballet? She did a fine job.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:52 PM

Yes, she did. I have the sense though, that unlike the Balanchine Trust, there have been very few entrusted to restage Tudor works.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:00 AM

Such shocking news to wake up to this morning. I cherish my memories of her as a teen-ager taking classes at Ballet Arts in Carnegie Hall. We were excited for her because she was being auditioned for Ballet Theatre. Rest in peace, Sallie.


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