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#16 Manhattnik

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Posted 03 January 2002 - 06:22 PM

Ah, D'Antuono and Kivitt. The "home team."

At the Uris it was Nureyev and Gregory, with Erik Bruhn as Abdel Rakhman. (Or however they spelled it.) Other Raymondas I recall were Kirkland, Makarova (I think; I could be wrong) and Van Hamel, who was, of course, the best.

Those were the days. I probably still have the programs in a bin somewhere.

#17 K2356

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Posted 04 January 2002 - 09:47 PM

I found a reference to the variation in the first
act of Raymonda in the January 1967 issue of
Dance Magazine.The artical is about a new book
written by Fedor Lopukhov titled 60 years in Ballett. In the artical it quotes the book
...."So for instance" Lopukhov writes "I produced
the variation in the first act of Raymonda for the
prima Lubov Egorova. The older verison,which was
attributed to Petipa,was actually by Olga
Preobrajenska,who adapted it to suit her tiny
figure. But when Egorova had to dance the variation,it did not suit her at all,and she ask me to compose a new one for her..Evorova succeeded
in persuading Pavel Gerdt that Marius Petipa had
produced it for Pierina Legnani...Gerdt identified
my variation as Petipa work. Everybody agreed and
even started to argue that the first Petipa
verison was better than the second,although
neither of them(the two verisons) had anything to
do with the old master(Petipa).


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