Three Primas, Three Styles...One Dream of a Waltz.Fonteyn, Ulanova, Tallchief
Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:08 PM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:18 PM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:50 PM
In hte past I've loved Ulanova in this very same clip, but after seeing FOnteyn do it I was very impatient with her--maybe, the choreography/music wear out their welcome fast, and whichever ballerina goes first has the advantage. i LOVE htis dance, but it is not something I want to see often....
And maybe it's just my mood this week. i'm still fighting off a cold.....
Thanks for posting, Christian.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:35 AM
I expected both Fonteyn and Ulanova to do this beautifully, but Tallchief was the big surprise -- even though the lighting makes her tutu look opaque, bulky, and somewhat course.. The puff sleeves, made of the same material, shorten her neck and distract from her deliate use of arms and head. Nevertheless, as Paul says, the "vividness and clarity" of what one can see is wonderful. These qualities are missing in the other Tallchief. videos-from-tv that I have seen.
I would vote Tallchief tops for pointwork, especially the way she performs that sequence (around 3:40 min) in which the dancer jumps repeatedly to point in one foot , moving backwards while holding her other leg in arabesque. (I have no idea what this is called. )
I have heard people who saw Tallchief dance on stage say that films never captured her dance personality and the subtlety of which she was capable.
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