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#46 Farrell Fan

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 11:44 AM

"The national genius that produces ballerinas, gymnasts, and figure skaters has now produced tennis players." -- George Vecsey, in the NY Times, following the victory of Svetlana Kuznetsova over Elena Dementieva in the championship match of the U.S. Open.

#47 Cygnet

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:14 AM

"The Bolshoi has not tamed Zakharova's freak show extensions; they are still
very much in evidence and border on the gynecological."

Leigh Witchel's review of Zakharova's Kitri in 'Don Q' at the Met , July 18, 2005.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:44 AM

Cygnet (and Leigh) that quote is priceless! :rofl:

Here's one I like from Ulanova:

"Talent is work."

And another, from Salvador Dali:

"Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it." :jawdrop:

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 02:57 PM

"I could do a double tour or an entrechat six, something like that, before I could do a tendu, a ronde de jambe, or a plie. I wasn't interested in the basics I wanted to go straight to the action." -- "A Conversation with Daniel Ulbricht," by Harris Green, Ballet Review. Fall, 2005

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 03:10 PM

"Gelsey left City Ballet because she wanted a larger berth. She didn't want that absolute autocracy there demanding her time. We were in a harem there, plain and simple. And all the women were there to please Mr. B, That was difficult for Gelsey." -- "A Conversation with Stephanie Saland," by Michael Langlois, Ballet Review, Fall, 2005

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 04:22 PM

Diana Vishneva on Broadway shows: " I was taken to some Broadway shows which, honestly, I did not like at all. I never thought Broadway could produce such shows with such unprofessional actors."

I wonder which show she was talking about :(

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 10:07 PM

Diana Vishneva on Broadway shows: " I was taken to some Broadway shows which, honestly, I did not like at all. I never thought Broadway could produce such shows with such unprofessional actors."


Thanks for the great quote, canbelto. Our Russian friends who so generously gave us the Raymonda webcast will show us Broadway the Russian (well, Siberian) way on November 23:

http://www.cultu.ru/.../somelikeithot/

Details:
Novosibirsk Musical Comedy Theatre (Novosibirsk)
Some Like it Hot
Pre-recorded broadcast
Wired Broadband Connection
November 23, 2005
2:00 am, 4:00 am, 6:00 am, 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 0:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm
November 24, 2005
0:00 am
Times are (hopefully) for Eastern USA.

By the way, was this part of an interview? If so could you give the link?

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:16 PM

Suzanne Farrell describing Balanchine's Mozartiana: “on earth as it is in heaven.”

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 07:07 AM

Arlene Croce, re Balanchinian technique: "It is through strength of technique that the body stays in possession of music."

Also: "If Balanchine had any secret, it was one that has endured through two hundred years of classical ballet. It is that dancing correctly in three dimensions, on the music, creates the fourth dimension of meaning."

#55 Cygnet

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 07:30 PM

Diana Vishneva on Broadway shows: " I was taken to some Broadway shows which, honestly, I did not like at all. I never thought Broadway could produce such shows with such unprofessional actors."

I wonder which show she was talking about  :)

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"The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous." Dame Margot Fonteyn

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 11:13 PM

"We danced with one body, one soul ... For me, Margot is my family. She is all I have, only her." Rudolf Nureyev on his partnership with Fonteyn.

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 10:02 AM

Diana Vishneva on Broadway shows: " I was taken to some Broadway shows which, honestly, I did not like at all. I never thought Broadway could produce such shows with such unprofessional actors."


By the way, was this part of an interview? If so could you give the link?

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Article: "Russian Terpsichore's Soul Flight - St. Petersburg's Ballet Life 1999,"
Full summary & critique of 1998/99 Maryinsky ballet season.
Author: Igor Stupnikov
Link: (Now offline - but try Googling author and title anyway),
http://www.theatre.s...erpsichore.htlm

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:40 AM

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"This new form of dialogue that is bringing us to the art
to which I have dedicated my life,
is rooted in the deepest and most beautiful part of being human".[/font][/size]

[size=5][font="Comic Sans MS"]Mme. Alicia Alonso [/font][/size] :)


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Posted 08 August 2007 - 05:02 PM

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 05:40 AM

Responding on her website to the rather delicate question:
"What is your weight?"
Diana Vishneva answered:
"Sufficient for today's terrestrial gravitation."


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