Posted 11 December 2001 - 02:32 PM
Posted 11 December 2001 - 02:42 PM
good luck w/ choosing a good one for yourself.
Posted 11 December 2001 - 04:52 PM
Posted 11 December 2001 - 05:57 PM
It's interesting how attitudes toward stage names have altered. It used to be that ballet was identified almost entirely with Russia, so non-Russian types assumed more exotic names, Anton Dolin, for example, known privately as Pat. (Americans have other areas of , shall we say sensitivity, so Nora Kaye and Jerome Robbins underwent name alterations to appear less exotic, not more so.)
Nowadays it seems as if audiences and producers are more accepting of less than completely euphonious names, or names explicitly denoting "undesirable" ethnic antecedents. In the movie High Fidelity, an actress named Iben Hjelje made her American debut. Had Miss Hjelje been under contract to MGM in 1935, I think it's safe to say that the front office would have fixed her up with something more pronounceable.
Why change at all, unless you have to? Wouldn't Margot Fonteyn still be Fonteyn if she had kept her own name? (Hmm...Hookham and Nureyev....maybe not....)
Anyway, Anna sounds fine to me. smile.gif
Posted 11 December 2001 - 06:52 PM
Julie Kent danced in Washington when a teenager as Julie Cox, and Hilary Canary, a Washington Ballet dancer who danced with ABT for awhile, became Hilary Ryan.
Posted 11 December 2001 - 09:21 PM
Posted 11 December 2001 - 10:31 PM
i can see more clearly than ever now how that 'l' found its way into the spelling of ficker!
Posted 11 December 2001 - 10:34 PM
Posted 12 December 2001 - 06:03 PM
Carole Arbo (former POB principal) was in fact Carole Arbonies. Emmanuel Thibault's real name is Emmanuel Conjat. Maurice Béjart was Maurice Berger (he took "Béjart" because it was the maiden name of Molière's wife). Jean Babilée was Jean Gutman (he had to change his name during WWII). Lycette Darsonval (former POB principal) was Alice Perron.
Among the "Russified" names, there's also Dame Alicia Markova (Alice Marks).
Posted 12 December 2001 - 08:36 PM
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