Dancers who have defectedWho are they all?
Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:07 AM
Valery Panov (21) -- Mali and later Kirov dancer was sent home from San Francisco in disgrace in July 1959. After 15 years of escalating persecution he was finally allowed to leave Russia for Israel with his wife, Galina Ragozina, in June 1974.
Rudolf Nureyev (23) -- Kirov dancer in Paris, June 1961.
Natalia Makarova (29) -- Kirov dancer in London, September 1970.
Mikhail Baryshnikov (26) -- Kirov dancer in Toronto, June 1974.
Aleksandr Godunov (29) -- Bolshoi dancer in NY, August 1979.
Li Cunxin (20) -- in Houston 1981.
Rolando Sarabia (24), dancer from the National Ballet of Cuba. in Miami 2005.
Who are the others?
Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:24 AM
Alexandra Koltun and Janna Sinitsyna, in Washington, 1991.
Alberto Alonso (New Mexico?) c 1993.
Leonid and Valentina Kozlov, Los Angeles, 1979.
The articles that I saw said that Rolando Sarabia defected by going from Mexico into Texas in 2005?
Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:04 AM
David Caute in his The Dancer Defects writes István Ráb (Raab) on page 470 .... ?
Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:03 AM
Ballet master Jurgen Schneider (East Berlin) in Helsinki, Finland from Comischer Oper tour, East Berlin
There were quite a few East German dancers who defected in the early 1970's.
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Lorna Feijoo-Boston Ballet Principal
Lorena Feijoo-San Francisco Ballet Principal
Hayna Gutierrez-Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami Principal
Adyaris Almeida-Corella Ballet Principal
Dalirys Valladares-Monterrey Ballet (Mexico) Principal
Alyhaydee Carreno-National Classical Ballet of Dominican Republic Principal
Lisbell Piedra-National Classical Ballet of Dominican Republic Principal
Catherine Suaznabar-Maurice Bejart's B.of the XXth Century
Dagmar Moradillos-Ballet Etudes/Miami Principal
Rosario Suarez(Charin)-freelance teacher-(currently in Miami)
Caridad Martinez-Residen Choreographer at Brooklyn Ballet
Rolando Sarabia-Miami City Ballet Principal
Isanusi Garcia. Miami City Ballet Principal
Carlos Guerra-Miami City Ballet Principal
Joan Boada-San Franciso Ballet Principal
Nelson Madrigal-Boston Ballet Principal
Reyneris Reyes-Boston Ballet Principal
Cervilio Amador-Cincinnatti Ballet Principal
Lienz Chang-Roland Petit Ballet Principal
Osmay Molina-Puerto Rico Ballet Principal
Angel Laza-Monterrey(Mexico) Ballet Principal
Daymel Sanchez-Monterrey (Mexico) Ballet Principal
Taras Domitro-SFB Principal
Miguel Angel Blanco-Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami Principal
And then, there's that famous limbo where the deceased Fernandito Jhones (RIP), JM Carreno-(and ex wife/ex CNB Principal Lourdes Novoa)- and C.Acosta belong...
Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:34 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:15 PM
Or Lidia Lopokova --who never came back to Russia after being stranded in the West during World War One? She also ignored orders to return.
And how about Kurt Jooss, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and established his school and company in England.
If we count those generations of dancers, the list of those escapaing political and artistic totalitarianism becomes rather larger.
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