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Sallie Wilson, undated, unidentified publicity photoAmerican Ballet Theatre


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#1 rg

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:09 PM

scan of photo of Sallie Wilson, submitted for newspaper usage, with glue residue stains on the back that bleed through to the front.

unknown role, perhaps HELEN OF TROY?

 

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#2 Paul Parish

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:32 PM

beautiful!!



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

That certainly looks like the Helen of Troy costume.  She looks wonderful here -- I haven't really read much about the early part of her career, but now I'm curious.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:48 PM

Besides Fall River Legend, I did see her in Les Sylphides many years ago and thought she was very very good.  In FRL, she was just extraordinary.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:04 PM

I was just thinking about Wilson, in relation to the discussion of the Martha Graham/ George Balanchine Episodes on the MCB thread.  This may have been the only time I remember seeing her, as Queen Elizabeth I in confrontation with Graham's Mary Queen of Scots.  The crucial scene was a representation of a tennis game between the two queens.
 
Here is the 2008 NY Times obituary by Jack Anderson.
 
http://www.nytimes.c...ilson.html?_r=0
 
The obituary concludes with the following:

Ms. Wilson always believed in total involvement in roles, even if the part was as an extra in a Wagner opera. At the Met, I once had to stand still for 45 minutes as Tannhäusers page, she once said.
As far as Im concerned, if youre on stage in a ballet, you're doing dancing, she said on another occasion. Any movement or non-movement on stage is dance.

 
This says something about how seriously Wilson took her on-stage time.  (It should also be a comfort to those of us whose ballet experience has been limited entirely to supernumary roles.  In Wilson's book, we too are "dancers."  tiphat.gif)


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