"Bodies Swayed to Music"Vanity Fair Dance Photo Retrospective
Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:10 AM
Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:22 AM
The only ones I really liked were Gelsey and Miss Thomas (that's the best one IMO) and Farrell. The worst is Baryshnikov as window-washer on skyscraper, or whatever that nonsense is. The Bolle not really cheesey to me so much, as just inept and graceless. I wouldn't have thought a dancer wouldn't know something that real underwear models do, but they clearly don't. The problem is either go all the way with that sort of thing or don't do it at all. Bolle's looks more like an old Maidenform ad than what he's aiming for here, but I think we saw it before anyway, didn't we? 'Cheesy' is what I'd call that gross Ethan Stiefel thing on the motorbike.
I recall liking some of Allegra's the most the last time we had these sorts of collections, but this one a bit de trop. Who knows? maybe it's the same one.
See what you mean about the prose, 'sure-stepping blond son of coastal Connecticut' is a total camp, but he's not bad on Mr. Fairchild, who is quite a beauty (I hadn't known that.)
Just looked again: The Herman Cornejo in the studio is pretty magical. Unfortunately, the Angel one is just that--unfortunate--as if he were trying to be a figurine or something. You don't the slightest idea what this handsome fellow is about from something of such preciosity.
Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:26 AM
I didn't even have to read the caption scrolling up from the shot of Bolle to know it was he.
Kistler's dress in #25, "Gotta Dance" was doing a dance of its own.
Has there ever been a bad photo of Merce Cunningham?
Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:35 AM
Yeah, that one was beautiful, Darci and La Fosse do look wonderful there.
Posted 21 December 2010 - 11:54 AM
Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:39 PM
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