Posted 21 January 2008 - 03:40 PM
[size=2]Rudolf to Margot Fonteyn:
"You were The Dance"...
"No, said Margot reaching for Rudolf's hand..."We were The Dance...!"[/size]
Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:54 PM
"As you get older you become more understanding. When I was young it was all about me. I was very egocentric. Now it is a pleasure to work with young people who have talent. It is a continuity for me. It is a way to go on...and, I think, a way to grow old."
Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:11 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:01 AM
[size=2]Mme. Alicia Alonso[/size]
Posted 08 February 2008 - 05:05 PM
I have received interest to ballet only for the second year of study at school when have received the first successes. Unfortunately, ballerinas often feel badly. But successes and results are a good medicine.
Posted 09 February 2008 - 09:50 AM
"Watching this, as so often when watching the Balanchine repertory, I think it is reasonable to suggest that Balanchine and Beckett were the two supreme dramatists of the 20th century."
Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:54 AM
[size=2]"I don't consider myself a celebrity and I don't consider myself a star." -
Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:31 PM
[font="Comic Sans MS"][size=3]"I can't wait to see Giselle staged in Mars!"[/size][/font]
[size=2][font="Comic Sans MS"]Mme. Alicia Alonso[/font][/size]
Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:42 AM
Her message for young dancers:
I think we do this for people, because life has become so computerized, we have forgotten how to talk to one other. We do this for the future, for our kids. Ballet brings back human love and human life ó we need to have contact with each other during these crazy times. If you see good theater, good art, you donít want go out and kill people, you know? If you get inspired, you want to tell other people, to share it. Once, a postman told me he used to love opera the most, but then he saw me dancing on television, and he began to really like ballet. That is why I do this jobóto make people happy. There are times after a performance when fans will come to me and say that they feel lucky in their lifetime to have seen me dance. This is wonderful. It reminds me that as a dancer, you really donít live for nothing. You live for something.
Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:47 AM
"I did Sonnambula for twenty years. Then you really get into the role, and you really know what it's all about. But now, with five performances, maybe with two casts, I think it's mad. The audience gets cheated and the dancers get cheated because they never get the feeling of owning the roles."
from Henning Kronstam: Portrait of a Danish Dancer by Alexandra Tomalonis. page 145
Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:54 PM
"At times when I am tired or uninspired, I always go and watch the children."
from the section on the development of the company in Henning Kronstam: Portrait of a Danish Dancer by Alexandra Tomalonis. page 385
Posted 23 February 2008 - 01:40 PM
Everyone onstage dances like hell, and when we get to hell, it will be full of ballets like this. Its loud rock score, by David Rozenblatt, sounds like a refrigerator copulating with a hot tin roof.
I won't mention the specific number. We've all seen something like this at one time or other, I suppose.
Thanks, dirac, for the LINK
Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:11 PM
Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:30 PM
(Eric Taub on Somova's Nikiya, April 1 at New York's City Center).
Posted 03 April 2008 - 05:44 AM
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