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Pre-defection Makarova clips

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I'm sure you all will love this...

Giselle-(didn't she tell Dolin in "A portrait of Giselle" that she had never danced the role in the Soviet Union...?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tckdQ7IrrPU

Chopiniana, with Vitaly Onoshko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLomme3Juds

With the one and only Soloviev, again in Chopiniana...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccaG3nOCfC8

As Odile...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPacN5H99nI

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don't think she said that, I think her first was with yuri soloviev.

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Thank you, Cristian! I love the aching, fragile poignancy of her early Giselle. One can see her developing her portrayal into the ABT Giselle she did with Baryshnikov in the late 70's.

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don't think she said that, I think her first was with yuri soloviev.

@ 1: 15:08

D: "Did you dance it for the first time in Russia?"

M: "I was prepared, but I think the first performance I gave for the public was in London, in 1961-(Royal Opera House)- and it was unexpectable success for myself. I was shocked...because I was 19, 20 years old, and it was a remarkable day for me, in my memory. My first Giselle in my first tour coming out..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fkWRdBJn-4

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but that could still be correct, since she didn't defect until 1970.

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There is another short one I'd like to share:

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My wild guess is that all that Soviet Giselle footage of Makarova, as well as the pics, come from recorded, non live performances-(those we can see so often of Nureyev, Sizova, et al with fake applauses)-or on a TV studio, like the first clip I posted, and that her very first live performance was the one she talks about with Dolin in London.

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