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#16 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 27 December 2002 - 08:36 PM

ELVIS SEEN CHOREOGRAPHING BALLET ON UFO WITH BIGFOOT IN LEAD!

I miss the Weekly World News. I gave my brother a subscription as a gift when I was in college. He wouldn't speak to me for months. :)

#17 Farrell Fan

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Posted 28 December 2002 - 09:45 AM

In addition to all the choices already made, I'd bring back
Danilova, Karinska, and Robert Irving.

#18 Amy Reusch

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Posted 28 December 2002 - 09:50 PM

I want to see the legendary ones, and even some still living that I never saw on stage live at their peak...

Nijinsky, of course,
Kscheshinska
Farrell
Bruhn
Taglioni
Humphrey
Duncan
Graham
Spessivtzeva
Ulanova
St. Denis
Limon

... oh darn, way past 10.... and not even mentioning Legnani or Essler

But of course, without the original surrounding culture to inspire them the clones might just end up couch potatoes, right? Aren't clones supposed to be faded copies of the original... age faster, probably get injured & stiff sooner?

#19 carbro

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Posted 29 December 2002 - 10:19 PM

Are we limited to the dear departed? Or can we clone the alive but retired and/or alive and dancing? I'd nominate Carolyn Adams, who left such a huge void when she retired. Farrell, Vilella, Makarova, van Hamel. A clone of Gelsey Kirkland would probably require a second (back-up) clone, maybe a third, just to be sure. One of Jose Carreno for the coming generation, and one for the next and the next, etc. And Angel, although he appears likely to dance magnificently well into the future.

Are there any administrators whose cloning we should lobby to prohibit?

#20 Alexandra

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Posted 30 December 2002 - 07:29 AM

Good poiint, Carbro. On a less serious note, perhaps we could clone some of today's traveling guest stars. Then they could dance everywhere, yet save on air fare! :)

I can think of a lot of administrators I wouldn't want to clone, and few that I would!

#21 atm711

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 05:27 PM

Well, I just finished reading a book called "The Secret" by Eva Hoffman on the very subject--so I feel fully qualified to name my clones:

Diaghilev
Balanchine
Tudor

#22 carbro

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 12:57 AM

ME! Because someone's gotta be there to see Nijinsky II and Fonteyn II in the new ballets by Balanchine II, and then report back to Alexandra II and her circle at Ballet Alert II! ;)

#23 Estelle

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 07:44 AM

I'd add to the list Saint-Léon, Perrot, and also poor Giuseppina Bozzachi and Emma Livry, they had such short lives!

#24 Calliope

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 08:56 AM

I'd bring back Pavlova and Petipa, just to ask them what they thought about ballet today.

I' d second Balanchine and Karinska
LeClercq, Robbins

and pull out of retirement Deborah Wingert, Farrell, Sibley, Arthur Mitchell.

I'd clone Elizabeth Walker too, just so she's always there :)

#25 carbro

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:31 PM

On a different thread, I just nominated Frederic Franklin, but I thought it would be fun to revive this old thread. We've gained hundreds of new members since Alexandra first posed the question and Calliope added the last reply.

#26 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 03:21 AM

Are there any administrators whose cloning we should lobby to prohibit?


:)

#27 Cygnet

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:10 AM

Are there any administrators whose cloning we should lobby to prohibit?


:FIREdevil:


LOL!! :lol: I can think of two ADs in two hemispheres.
(Dare I state who they are)? Nah! :angel_not:

#28 diane

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 03:03 AM

:angel_not: why not? :FIREdevil:




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