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#16 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 06 September 2002 - 06:26 PM

I saw Magnicaballi do it, two years ago I think. Maybe three.

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Posted 06 September 2002 - 06:56 PM

Oh, I believe both of you :D

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Posted 06 September 2002 - 07:05 PM

Magnicaballi did do it in October of 1999, but I didn't see it, because I was having a quadruple bypass at the time. A thoughtful friend sent me the program. Before there was a Suzanne Farrell Ballet, during "Suzanne Farrell Stages Balanchine"at the Kennedy Center in 1995, Tzigane was danced by both Maria Calegari and Helene Alexopoulos.

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Posted 06 September 2002 - 07:07 PM

THAT I remember, the 1995 performances.

#20 LMCtech

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 08:41 AM

Wasn't this one of her signature roles? Wouldn't it make sense for her company to do it a lot?

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 10:16 AM

Yes, on both counts. In the film Elusive Muse, there's an interesting section of Farrell staging Tzigane at the POB with Isabelle Guerin. It was the first ballet (1975) Balanchine choreographed for Farrell following her return to NYCB. The next year he did Chaconne for her. That's also on this year's program.

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 01:37 PM

Kristen Gallagher has been dancing with the Richmond Ballet since 1989 and is with the company for the 2002-03 Season as well.

Juliet is right. In 1999, the Suzanne Farrell Co performed Tzigane at least while on tour. On Wednesday October 27 it was performed in Richmond with Kyra Strasburg (Boston Ballet) and Philip Neal (NYCB) who is a alumnus of the Richmond Ballet School.

#23 dirac

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Posted 09 September 2002 - 04:09 PM

I know it's been done a lot, and I suppose it makes sense for Farrell to revive it frequently, but wouldn't the very fact that it was one of her signature pieces, tailored to her special talents (and Martins') and not a major work, indicate relatively rare revivals for very special dancers? Just wondering.

#24 Calliope

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 06:49 AM

Are all of the Balanchine works that's she's doing "hers"? Meaning were they given to her or does she go through the Trust?

#25 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 07:00 AM

According to this article on the Balanchine Trust, the ballets that she has full rights to are Meditation, Don Quixote and Tzigane.

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for that link Leigh!


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