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Selznick for a day: YOU cast "Gone With the Wind, the Ballet"


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#31 liebs

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Posted 10 October 2000 - 05:06 PM

Sara Leland is Belle Watling, think of her in the Explosion Polka in Vienna Waltzes and you'll see what I mean.

#32 glebb

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Posted 11 October 2000 - 07:26 AM

I see Violette Verdy as Aunt Pitty Pat.

#33 glebb

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Posted 11 October 2000 - 07:39 AM

I think Sally Wilson could pull off the role of Prissy.

#34 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 11 October 2000 - 05:08 PM

could consider yvette chauvrire as scarlett, a really good balletic 'fiddle dee dee'! and as aunt pitty pat, agnes de mille.

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#35 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 11 October 2000 - 10:43 PM

There it is, Agnes de Mille as Aunt Pitty Pat! That is too perfect!!! Posted Image

#36 Nanatchka

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Posted 13 October 2000 - 09:27 AM

Yoo-hoo, Victoria, do you want to play Scarlett? You can have anyone you want for Rhett.

#37 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 13 October 2000 - 09:33 AM

Well, since so many people often call me Vivian instead of Victoria... Posted Image Posted Image

#38 dirac

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Posted 13 October 2000 - 12:25 PM

Wouldn't Agnes de Mille be a little...steely for Aunt Pitty? (Too thin, too.)

#39 Françoise

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Posted 13 October 2000 - 12:31 PM

Why don't imagine a cast by POB dancer
Scarlett: Aurélie Dupont or the première danseuse : Marie-Agnès Gillot
Rhett : Kader Belarbi or Laurent Hilaire
Ashley : Manuel Legris or Jean-Guillaume Bart
Mélanie : Elisabeth Maurin is not a good choice she seems for me like Bette Davis. I will see more Delphine Moussin.
I don't know very well foreigner dancer to may an international cast.
I think unless Belarbi could be a perfect Rhett Butler, he must make a coreogragy about Wuthering Heights for POB the next year.
I don't know if he must dance in but I saw completely him as Heatcliff.
New temptation of casting ????

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Posted 13 October 2000 - 06:10 PM

I think Agnes is more the India Wilkes type, but Victoria knows her much better. Francesca Corkle would make a great Belle Watling, or should it be Nora Kaye dancing the role of Belle? Maybe they could alternate.

Having had the good fortune to see Victoria dance on stage, sur la pointe, wearing a similar dress to Scarlett's green barbecue dress, I adore the idea of Victoria as Scarlett.



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#41 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 13 October 2000 - 06:53 PM

Actually, while I thought that Agnes would be perfect for Aunt Pitty Pat, there is another thought I had, and that is Lucia Chase!

#42 glebb

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Posted 13 October 2000 - 07:36 PM

Victoria, I like your idea of Lucia Chase being in this production. I got to see her as the Queen in SWAN LAKE at ABT in 70s.

What do you think of our Mel playing Frank Kennedy? He has Civil War Whiskers.

#43 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 13 October 2000 - 09:39 PM

Oh yes, Mel and his whiskers would be perfect! Posted Image

#44 Mel Johnson

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Posted 14 October 2000 - 09:18 AM

And besides, they make such convenient handles for partnering! You haven't lived until you've seen the muttonchop whisker-promenade! Posted Image

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Posted 14 October 2000 - 10:35 PM

Ok, all this GWTW talk made me get out the DVD and watch.
In doing so I discovered that Nina Ananiashvili looks very much like Olivia DeHavilland.


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