Cecchetti and friends
Posted 07 February 2003 - 05:32 AM
Posted 07 February 2003 - 05:38 AM
Posted 07 February 2003 - 08:17 AM
The picture came from Dance Index, for July 1946, which consists of a long article on Cecchetti by Vincenzo Celli (who is presumably the young man with all the dark hair).
Posted 07 February 2003 - 09:35 AM
Posted 07 February 2003 - 03:13 PM
Ivor Guest reproduces this picture in his biography of Virginia Zucchi. According to him Zucchi is on Cecchetti's right and Fornaroli is between them. Pierina Legnani he describes as 'third from right' and Celi as 'third from left'.
Could Zambelli be the woman immediately on Cecchetti's left and slightly behind him?
Posted 07 February 2003 - 05:41 PM
probably you have all seen the marvellous studio photo of cecchetti taking class with an equally illustrious line-up of stars at the barre?
Posted 08 February 2003 - 06:06 AM
Posted 08 February 2003 - 07:14 AM
According to Celli, incidentally, Cecchetti on his deathbed recommended that Fornaroli should succeed him as principal of the La Scala school (which she did), but added 'But remember, you must eventually get a man for the place'.
Posted 01 March 2003 - 09:24 AM
dell'Era was for a long time prima in Berlin; in Theodor Fontane's novels, sophisticated Berliners are always rushing off to see dell'Era dance. Jane Pritchard not long ago had an article (Dancing Times, I think) on her.
The reason there is confusion about the death of several Italian ballerinas is that they often left the scene of their fame -- which could have been any one of a number of European cities -- when they retired and returned to their birthplaces where they may not have been well known. Pensions were sent to them there, and when they died their relatives were understandably not prompt in notifying the Vienna or Munich or wherever Operahouse because then the money would stop coming.
Posted 30 March 2003 - 01:47 AM
Posted 07 July 2003 - 08:29 PM
There is a picture of Celli in the studio, and it is, I must confess, pretty spine tingling to think that the lineage goes all the way back to Legat and Cechetti.
Edited by pleiades, 07 July 2003 - 08:30 PM.
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