Posted 19 May 2002 - 05:29 PM
Posted 19 May 2002 - 05:36 PM
Sorry, I don't know the reason for it -- maybe it was considered exotic at the time?
I'm sure someone will have a better answer
Posted 19 May 2002 - 08:06 PM
Posted 20 May 2002 - 10:15 AM
"an ambitious attempt to revive the famous PDD from La Sylphide as it was danced by Taglioni....."
In the 1945 Ballet Theatre revival, Lichine omitted the Sylphide and created a classical PDD for Alonso (according to Chujoy).
Posted 22 May 2002 - 04:36 AM
Posted 22 May 2002 - 06:32 AM
Posted 25 May 2002 - 12:15 PM
Posted 26 May 2002 - 05:51 AM
I saw Alonzo dance live twice.
The first time, I sneaked into an ABT gala at NYST. Honestly, I folded up dollar bills to the size of a ticket and handed them to an usher and he let me go right in! I saw Baryshnikov and Kirkland with Nureyev in that gala too!
Alonzo danced the White Swan Pas for the gala, and the second time I saw her was again with ABT when she danced 'Carmen'.
Both of those performances were at the end of her career, though she looked great. I always wished to see her in 'Theme and Variations'. One of my early ballet teachers had danced for her in Cuba and worshipped her.
So when you have time and if you can think of any more experiences of viewing Alonzo, atm711, please tell.
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