Maurice Sendak, RIPlong-time ballet lover, book illustrator, etc.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:51 AM
A more complete obituary from the Int'l Herald Tribune:
Although he is, by and far, known as an illustrator of children's books, he designed for opera and ballet in many locales. I recall his having designed a ballet for ABT during the Baryshnikov years, for example.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:33 AM
Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:20 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:33 PM
a slip in the program read as follows:
"This ballet is dedicated to Maurice Sendak and gratefully acknowledges his work INSIDE OUTSIDE OVER THERE.
p.s. a survey of designers who worked w/ ABT during the first 50 years, compiled in 1990, which includes the Baryshnikov era, has no mention of Sendak. few know better the way the memory can play tricks over the years, but in this case the sense that Sendak worked with ABT seems to be a non-starter. Edward Gorey designed MURDER for a David Gordon production in the Baryshnikov years, but that may be neither here nor there.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:00 PM
We at Pacific Northwest Ballet are saddened by the news of Maurice Sendak's passing. Each of us has a deep connection to Maurice through treasured tales that were read to us as children. In turn, I loved revisiting favorite stories with my children as they will with their children. His books are part of us and part of a family tradition. At the ballet we have another Sendak tradition equally dear to us: Each winter when we step into the wondrous storybook world of Kent Stowell and Maurice Sendak's Nutcracker. Mischievous mice, an exotic peacock, the Pasha's seraglio and even a curious monster from Where the Wild Things Are create a blissful return to childhood. Many at PNB remember working side by side with Maurice while he discovered the world of ballet and we discovered the alchemy of magic and wonder. We will proudly dedicate this year's Nutcracker to Maurice Sendak, an artist who taught us to dream in color.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:16 AM
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