Posted 01 February 2002 - 11:45 AM
Posted 01 February 2002 - 01:31 PM
So the next time someone askes, "what is a ballerina?" I'll refer them to the folks who make the Danish phone books. They certainly seem to know!
[ February 01, 2002: Message edited by: Manhattnik ]
Posted 01 February 2002 - 02:12 PM
Posted 01 February 2002 - 03:11 PM
Posted 04 February 2002 - 01:22 AM
Posted 04 February 2002 - 09:53 AM
or, referring the later mcbride as either 'patricia' or 'patty' but not to the best of my knowledge 'pat'.
maybe to prevent the confusion from continuing the I and II designations would be most helpful, the way it was used in Russia, where, for example, the famous anna pavlova became known as pavlova II, and the late, famous ballerina/S.A.B. teacher was known in the imperial theaters as danilova II.
and not to mix topics too messily, it bears noting that linda merrill had to change her name to merrill ashley when she joined NYCB, because there already was a linda merrill in the company. (and if mem. serves and if ironies can multiply, i don't think this linda merrill was born w/ her name, but changed it to that when she joined NYCB, some years before linda merrill ashley joined.)
[ February 04, 2002: Message edited by: rg ]
Posted 05 February 2002 - 03:35 AM
Posted 15 February 2002 - 11:54 AM
I'm not sure about the use of I, II, III to differentiate dancers. (Incidentally, the Internet Movie Database uses roman numerals to distinguish actors and other movie people with the same name.) I remember reading an early Russian review (written for an American audience) of Nadezhda Pavlova that referred to her as Pavlova II. That struck me as coy, since the two have different first names and the legendary Pavlova was a Maryinsky, not a Bolshoi, dancer.
And what about Darcey Bussell's real name--Marnie Crittle. Wouldn't look too good up there, would it? To be fair, she comes by her stage name honestly: Darcey is her middle name, and she was adopted by her stepfather, Dr. Bussell.
Posted 15 February 2002 - 01:23 PM
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