Attention: Casting New Dance Series
Posted 11 April 2002 - 05:05 PM
A lavish, new television series in the manner of the BBC's "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" is being produced by an anonymous impresario.
The working title is "Six Romantic Ballerinas". Each ninety minute episode will focus on the life of one Romantic Era Ballerina and will have it's own author and director.
The life stories of Ballerinas: Marie Taglioni, Fanny Elssler, Carlotta Grisi, Lucille Grahn, Fanny Cerrito and Emma Livry will be told.
Each episode will be filmed on location, with great care taken to provide accuracy in the telling of these life stories.
Casting suggestions are requested.
Posted 11 April 2002 - 05:20 PM
Posted 11 April 2002 - 05:22 PM
Just don't cast the original dancer as the dancer.
Posted 11 April 2002 - 05:32 PM
Posted 11 April 2002 - 06:10 PM
Taglioni - Alicia Alonso
Elssler - Maya Plisetskaya
Grisi - Carla Fracci
Grahn - Galina Ulanova
Cerrito - Violette Verdy
Livry - Alicia Markova
Posted 11 April 2002 - 06:14 PM
Now this is my fantasy so I am casting you, Victoria, as Grahn.
Posted 11 April 2002 - 06:48 PM
I staged Pas de Quatre for my student company in Florida when Barbara Bears was about 16. (She joined Houston Ballet shortly after that, and became a principal dancer there for many years. She retired last June and will soon become a mother ) Anyway, she was an absolutely lovely Grahn! I would have listed her above, but I really just wanted to get Ulanova in there somewhere because I think she is one of the forgotten ballerinas, and I loved her!
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