Important Women in Ballet
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I'm sure the soloists waiting in line at Sadler-Well's were just waiting until her dancing age was over, but then came along Nureyev, and it was that flick of the whip that made the prima ballerina assoluta what I think that people remember her as. My mom thinks that dancers are pushing it in mid-late 30's to be dancing, and I semi-agree. But this lady was on her toes into her fifties! Just another example of how the human spirit can defy 'set' laws like *that*!
Posted 19 May 2001 - 04:33 PM
We have mentioned dancers on this thread, but I think Rick's intention was to shine a spotlight on important women who WERE NOT dancers, but important to ballet in other ways (choreographerss, company directors).
Posted 19 May 2001 - 08:30 PM
I have never seen a live performance of NYCB (really, the only performance I've seen is Peter Martins' Swan Lake aired on PBS a few years ago). But, seeing of how much she made an impact on the books and articles of NYCB's Balanchine days, I think that costumes came alive then, and maybe even now, if there is stage magic enough.
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:21 PM
I believe that Barbara Fallis, who was married to Richard Thomas and taught in New York CIty was an Important Woman in Ballet. She was the nicest, most helpful teacher I ever met. She had been a soloist in England and with the New York City ballet. She and her husband created the US Terpiscore which toured the US with young people.
Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:46 AM
In spring 2012, the Colorado Ballet presented a program called "Tribute" with choreography by three female choreographers (Emery LeCrone, Jodie Gates, Amie Seiwart), in honor of the two women who founded the company, Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker:
Gates is the new director of the USC Kaufman School of Dance: http://kaufman.usc.edu/
Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:36 AM
Thanks for reviving this thread, Christine and California. It's an important and interesting topic, and there has been a lot of development since the thread last flourished in 2001.
PLEASE, everyone, tell us about the "Important Women in Ballet" that you feel deeply about. (I'm working on my list right now.)
Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:31 AM
Rather than individual dancers or choreographers, I think more in those whose strong will and determination have propelled significant forces within the art form. Ninette de Valois, Lucia Chase and Alicia Alonso are three of those. Current important cornerstones of the ballet world are basically and definitely radiations from their efforts.
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