Posted 19 March 2002 - 07:23 AM
Anyway, I just wanted to inform you.Bye!!!
Posted 21 March 2002 - 12:41 PM
After such a long and wonderful dancing career, I hope she has a great and restful retirement. I also hope that the audience in NYC on her final performance gives her the tribute she deserves! smile.gif
Posted 21 March 2002 - 02:41 PM
I think it is 22 years. I saw her debut with ABT in Pas d'esclave (from Bayadere). I've never been a great admirer of Jaffe. IMO that whole generation of women -- Jaffe, McKerrow and Kent (all trained in the Washington area, by the way, as was Cheryl Yeager) -- never quite bloomed.
The best performances of Jaffe's, for me, were two with Patrick Bissell: Juliet and Kitri in "Don Q" They weren't the definitive portrayals of either character, but there she was dancing with someone big enough for her (and he was a wonderful partner) and they clicked. Her characterization in both was a bit superficial; she was very young and did both roles as though she were a homecoming queen. But she was very alive in the dancing. She was always technically strong.
Are there Jaffe fans out there who will miss her?
Posted 21 March 2002 - 05:13 PM
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