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Marie (Mim) Rambert and dancers, 1944the war years

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#1 rg


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:30 AM

f.y.i. scan of a newsphoto with Rambert and her company dancers, duly captioned as a wartime occurrence.


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#2 sandik


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:03 AM

Oh, that's exactly how I think of her!

#3 Amy Reusch

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:10 PM

The hostel's game room looks a little like a parking garage. "Tsarist Russia"... rhymes with "Communist Russia"... I wonder if the photo was chosen because of the semblence to aircraft flying in formation...

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:38 AM

When I was studying at the Mercury Theatre location of the old "Rambert School of Ballet", Madame Rambert sometimes sat in the entry-office, which I seem to recall had two glass walls, making it impossible to sneak by without being seen. 

She must have been very, very old then, and at least the students were a bit in awe of her, though none of us ever heard her speak or anything. We had all heard stories.... 




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Posted 13 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

Diane, may I ask you when you were studying there? I was there in the late fifties. The teacher I liked most was Eileen Ward.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

When I first saw this, I assumed they were using hte I-Beams as barres. Now I wonder -- what is Madame screaming about? and i notice the last girl in the row is amazingly serene and it looks like she's doing a penchee in 4th arabesque on her own....

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