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Kirsten Simone's eightieth birthday today!


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#1 Anne

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:08 PM

The grand old lady of Danish ballet, Kirsten Simone, celebrates her 80th brithday today.

A loving portrait was brought in Jyllands Posten on Sunday. You can read it here



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:39 AM

Wow! I saw her dance several times in my youth, including in "Miss Julie" with Erik Bruhn. Wonderful dancer and actress. I'm glad to hear that she's having a long life.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:08 AM

She had an amazing range - from pure lyricism to strong character roles. Unfortunately I have never seen her, when she was still young and danced the big roles like the Julie you mention, Juliet, Sylphide, Giselle etc., but I have seen her in plenty of character roles late in her career, and she was one of those seldom dancers who can "fill the stage" by doing almost nothing.




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