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#31 Mel Johnson

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 03:59 PM

Don't know. I never saw Youskevitch dance. I did, however, see Ted Kivitt (rather a slow version) in the part, and also Peter Fonseca (speedy!) and also Baryshnikov - really the best tempo - and they all did very similar rond de jambe - piqué arabesque things, but all subtly different.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:59 AM

Don't know. I never saw Youskevitch dance.

:D . When pointing to a specific variation/role, I sometimes refer to the name of the dancer who originated it-(if I happen to know it)...you know, as a matter of tribute.

Thanks for the answer, major...! :tiphat:

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 09:51 AM

Most durable memory is the diagonal of double ronds de jambe sautés that she did in the minor period of the waltz. She also had a lot of sweep and a highly flexible torso, which she exercised to good effect in exiting.

That's my most vivid memory of Farrell's DD, too.

Isn't this the same combination of steps used for the opening of Youskevitch second variation in T&V...?

Essentially yes, but with two differences. Dewdrop piques into attitude, and the man in T&V does arabesque. Also, most of the men I've seen in T&V (both ABT and NYCB) alternate the arms in the arabesques. Dewdrop (in attitude) doesn't.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:00 AM

She also had a lot of sweep and a highly flexible torso, which she exercised to good effect in exiting. My friends and I called the big windmilling arms and deep carriage of the body "The Ficker".

Nice, all of it. Thanks.

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