Helene, on 19 February 2011 - 09:20 AM, said:
The woman to the far right popped to me as Calegari.
Without doubt, and I clearly recognize (right to left) Frankfurt, Lopez and Fugate. Beyond that, the photo gets too blurry for my aging eyes. In those days, NYCB program listing of corps dancers was very
haphazard (including one full season of Concerto Barocco that listed nine corps dancers, including one who had left the company), so I'm not surprised that the photo caption is confused, but misidentifying the principal?
The first time I saw Calegari lead RCAF/Wrens was in the Winter 1983 season, but I missed the 1979 performances.
As I recall, Calegari was an original corps member of RCAF/WRENS and Farrell's first successor as its leader, but 1979 feels a little early. Each regiment had a leader supported by an ensemble of nine,
so could that be Farrell, as leader, in the center of the line -- at the s-k-o of the watermark?
Damn, I miss Union Jack. I don't hold much hope that we'll be seeing a revival any time soon.
Can't you just see Mearns in Farrell's role, Bouder in von Aroldingen's, Tiler Peck in Leland's, Robbie Fairchild in Peter Martins'?