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#16 carbro

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:47 PM

Gelsey Kirkland (29 Dec)

:clapping: [size=4]Happy Birthday, Gelsey! [/size] :dunno:

#17 dirac

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 07:09 PM

From what I've read of his temperament, I'd not have pegged Somes as a Libra.

#18 Helene

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:34 PM

From what I've read of his temperament, I'd not have pegged Somes as a Libra.

Maybe his moon was in Zeus?

#19 Ostrich

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:39 AM

From what I've read of his temperament, I'd not have pegged Somes as a Libra.


What HAVE you heard of his temperament, dirac?

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:34 PM

From what I've read of his temperament, I'd not have pegged Somes as a Libra.


What HAVE you heard of his temperament, dirac?


This is the version of his departure that I have heard from several sources, but I cannot judge the veracity of the statements.

Michael Somes reputedly was very strict (some have said bullying) with the company and it is said he felt somewhat thwarted in sustaining the standards of the Royal Ballet under Kenneth MacMillan's lamentable directorship.

Arguments between the two followed and one so heated that whilst on the stairs of the Royal Opera House Michael Somes knocked Kenneth MacMillan to the floor.

Whether he was asked to leave or formally sacked I am not sure.

My own experience with Michael Somes was that he was extremely charming, but most definitely authoritarian in tone and manner when replying to questions. Like many other London balletomanes I was deeply saddened that he left the company and saw it as an end to an era which it clearly was.

Back to astrological signs, I am chuffed that I share the same birthdate as Arthur Saint Leon and Sir Frederick Ashton the 17th of September all Virgos.

#21 Helene

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:05 PM

Some more birthdays:

Arthur Mitchell (27 Mar) -- Aries
Karen Kain (28 Mar) -- Aries
Robert Helpman (9 Apr) -- Aries
Marcia Haydee (18 Apr) -- Aries
Melissa Hayden (25 Apr) -- Taurus
Peter Schaufuss (26 Apr) -- Taurus
Zizi Jeanmarie (29 Apr) -- Taurus
Joseph Duell (30 Apr) -- Taurus
Judith Jamison (10 May) -- Taurus
Isadora Duncan (26 May) -- Gemini
Toni Lander (19 Jun) -- Gemini
Francisco Moncio (6 Jul) -- Cancer
Natalia Bessmertnova (19 July) -- Cancer
Maris Liepa (27 Jul) -- Leo
Anton Dolin (27 Jul) -- Leo
Sean Lavery (16 Aug) -- Leo
Daniel Duell (17 Aug) -- Leo
Natalia Dudinskaya (21 Aug) -- Leo
Gloria Govrin (10 Sep) -- Virgo
Felia Dubrovska (17 Sep) -- Virgo
Tanaquil LeClercq (2 Oct) -- Libra
Niels Bjorn Larsen (5 Oct) -- Libra
Marjorie Tallchief (19 Oct) -- Libra
Michel Denard (5 Nov) -- Scorpio
Alexandra Danilova (20 Nov) -- Scorpio
Margrethe Schanne (21 Nov) -- Scorpio
Frank Schaufuss (12 Dec) -- Sagittarius
Nicholas Magallanes (27 Nov) -- Sagittarius
Alicia Markova (1 Dec) -- Sagittarius
Merrill Ashley (2 Dec) -- Sagittarius
Alicia Alonso (21 Dec) -- some say Sagittarius, some say Capricorn
Noelle Pontois (24 Dec) -- Capricorn
Robert Joffrey (24 Dec) -- Capricorn
Galina Ulanova (8 Jan) -- Capricorn
Maria Tallchief (24 Jan) -- Aquarius
Bruce Marks (31 Jan) -- Aquarius
Olga Preobrajenskaya (2 Feb) -- Aquarius
Alexander Grant (22 Feb) -- some say Aquarius, some say Pisces
Jorge Donn (28 Feb) -- Pisces
Anna Laerkesen (2 Mar) -- Pisces
Lynn Seymour (8 Mar) -- Pisces
Tamara Karsavina (9 Mar) -- Pisces
Suki Shorer (11 Mar) -- Pisces
Valeri Panov (12 Mar) -- Pisces
Starr Danias (18 Mar) -- Pisces

#22 perky

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:32 AM

Wow Helene, what an awesome list! :thumbsup:
I did have a chuckle when I saw Melissa Hayden listed as a Taurus. It fits so well with what we know of her personality.

#23 NSMH

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 05:55 PM

adding to the list...
Anna Pavlova February 12th (1881) Aquarius
Alessandra Ferri May 6th (1963) Taurus

and if I may offer a gentle clarification~ :wub:
Edward Villella was born on October 1st, 1936 which would make him a Libra.

#24 MakarovaFan

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:30 AM

Vladimir Vasiliev (April 18) Aries
Ekaterina Maximova (February 1) Aquarius
Maya Plisetskaya (November 20) Scorpio
Natalia Makarova (October 21) Libra
Alla Shelest (February 29) Pieces

#25 keguri

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 12:24 AM

The number of great male dancers who are Pisces, starting with Nijinsky and Nureyev, is astounding. I went through the Oxford Dictionary of Ballet once when I was laid up with flu and counted about 30 of principal level or above. That should keep you busy! (Pisces rules the feet and ankles.)


I have always suspected this to be the case... but perhaps it's because I'm a Pisces. I assumed it had to do with their oceanic intuition.

#26 keguri

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 12:24 AM

The number of great male dancers who are Pisces, starting with Nijinsky and Nureyev, is astounding. I went through the Oxford Dictionary of Ballet once when I was laid up with flu and counted about 30 of principal level or above. That should keep you busy! (Pisces rules the feet and ankles.)


I have always suspected this to be the case... but perhaps it's because I'm a Pisces. I assumed it had to do with their oceanic intuition.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:19 AM

Billie Burke -- August 7 (my birthday too!)

Not a dancer per se, but she does wield a mighty wand in The Wizard of Oz.


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