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Gina Ness

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About Gina Ness

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    Bronze Circle
  • Birthday 03/04/1951

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Retired ballet teacher and former principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet
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    Santa Rosa
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  1. So sorry to hear of her passing... Her important place in ballet history will live forever.
  2. I knew Sean when he was a teenager at SFB back in the days before he became a star at NYCB. What a great guy with a great sense of humor! We all loved him! He will truly be missed by many, many people. Many friends feeling very sad today...
  3. She was so amazing in A Midsummer Night's Dream! What a wonderful, inspiring life...
  4. So sorry to hear of her passing. I grew up looking at photos of her in the souvenir programs. She was so beautiful...
  5. I have two books on Pavlova not mentioned: The Flight of the Swan...A Memory of Pavlova by Andre Oliveroff as told to John Gill published in 1932; and Pavlova by Walford Hyden, Her Former Musical Director published in 1931. Neither of these books claim to be official biographies, but there is a lot of biographical material in them... P.S...I am very excited to read about a Bruhn biography to come! He was, is, and will always be my idol...
  6. How about Gina Ness and Anton Ness (my younger brother) who danced with SFB from the late 60s through the early to mid 80s? I loved dancing with my brother, Tony! We danced Snow Pas in Lew's "Nutcracker", Second Theme in Balanchine's "Four Temperaments", and fourth movement principals in Balanchine's "Symphony in C" to name a few roles we performed together during the 70s.
  7. I never saw "Daphnis and Chloe", but I did see "The Invitation". Lynn Seymour was riveting in that role! Such a powerful actress...They both were remarkable actors as well as dancers! I know this is a bit off topic, but do you or does anyone out there know if there are any videos that exist of Christopher Gable? I know he made a movie (I seem to remember him with Twiggy?) But, I mean, any dancing videos hopefully from the time he was a star with the Royal Ballet...
  8. Yes...Richard Cragun is a good addition to the list. Did you know that he is from Sacramento, California? dirac....Seeing Gable and Seymour live in Mac Millan's "Romeo and Juliet" was one of the most memorable performances I have EVER witnessed. No cast I have seen since quite compares to this remarkable pairing. They were the choreographer's inspiration; the ballet was created for them.
  9. This post makes 51 votes for Manuel Legris! I wish I had seen him dance live...I've only seen him in video. Also, I can't help but mention Christopher Gable (MacMillan's "Romeo"). Boy, did I have a huge "crush" on him when I was a teenager...
  10. There is one stunningly beautiful ballerina that no one has mentioned on their list: Nathalie Krassovska, who just passed away last month. She was gorgeous!
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