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  • Birthday 03/07/1975

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  1. There was a previous discussion (in 2008) about Ms Bates' estate: http://ballettalk.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=27635 and it included the following sad news:
  2. An obituary of Eva Evdokimova was published in the French newspaper "Le Monde" on April 18: http://www.lemonde.fr/carnet/article/2009/...82499_3382.html
  3. Welcome, Benvolio ! Actually no, from the examples which were mentioned in this thread (including the one by volcanohunter just above your message...)
  4. Leigh: "Noir et Blanc" actually was the name of a version of Lifar's "Suite en blanc", see for example: http://www.australiadancing.org/subjects/4261.html
  5. Thanks for the explanation. If I remember correctly, Violette Verdy was born in Bretagne, but I don't know if her name comes from that region. Sylvie Guillem's last name sounds somewhat similar to the first name "Guilhem", which is the equivalent of William, Guillaume, Willem, etc. in Occitan (dialect of southern France), but I don't know if it comes from Occitan or not...
  6. I think the spelling is Guillerm, not GuillermE (but anyway it wouldn't make any difference in terms of pronounciation). I don't understand what you mean about "different francophone ethnicities", but anyway I think that both pronounciations (gee-yairm and gee-lairm) would be coherent with the spelling in that case too... The "right" one is the one used by the person herself/himself, but the other pronounciation would be possible too, I think. There's a similar ambiguity, for example, with the first name Ghislaine (as in Ghislaine Thesmar, Ghislaine Fallou...): some people pronounce it "gee
  7. I always pronouned Sylvie Guillem's name this way too, like the French word fille. However, I was recently corrected by one of my French roomates, an artist from Paris, who told me it is pronounced "gee LEM." (That's a hard "g.") Actually, I've heard pronounced both ways by French speakers... (and both pronounciations would be coherent with the spelling, as for example the "ill" in "fille" (girl) is pronounced as "y" and the "ill" in "ville" (city) is pronounced as "l"). And I don't know how Ms Guillem pronounces her own name... artist, in "Aurélie" the stress would actually be on th
  8. That sounds more like a dramatic use of nudity where Albrecht wasn't dancing. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Well, I realize my description was not complete: Albrecht is in fetal position (if I remember correctly) when the Wilis exit the stage, but then he does move a little bit before Hilarion enters the stage. However, the whole scene is quite short (at least it's what I remember- I haven't seen it in a while). By the way, I don't remember any trees or bushes hiding Albrecht, just that the lights were rather dark (and I never saw it for orchestra seats...) dirac wrote: It reminds me of
  9. Ek's version is very different from the classical version (but as far as I know it doesn't pretend to be ballet), and the second part takes place in a psychiatric hospital (the Wilis are inmates). See for example the following reviews: http://www.dancemagazine.com/dance_magazin...383d2a3968253d3 http://www.guardian.co.uk/edinburgh1999/St...,203011,00.html At the end, Albrecht is surrounded with the Wilis and falls on the ground, and when the Wilis exit the stage he appears naked (more or less in fetal position at first, if I remember correctly). Then Hilarion comes on stage, and gives him
  10. Estelle

    Evgenia Obraztsova

    She played in a recent (French) movie by Cédric Kahn, called "Les poupées russes" (IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409184/). I haven't seen it, but it was quite successful recently at the French box office.
  11. Estelle

    Locating dancers

    King, I don't know if you're still looking for all those people, but : -the following page lists Clyde Nantais as the executive director of the Boston Dance Company: http://www.bostondancecompany.org/id4.html -Alphonse Poulin is listed as a faculty member of the Julliard School (and also teacher for various companies): http://www.juilliard.edu/update/journal/po...504_Poulin.html -Sanson Candelaria used to dance with the Ballets Trockadero de Monte-Carlo, and unfortunately seems to have passed away in 1986 (a search in the catalog of the New York Public Library list obituaries for him in D
  12. Oh yes Leigh, he's worth adding to the list
  13. I'd also add Charles Jude, Michaël Denard, Laurent Hilaire...
  14. Great news for the French audience (and for those who can get the French-German TV channel ARTE): they will show three works by Kurt Joos on Sunday March 28, at 8:15 PM!! :grinning: Unfortunately it won't include "The Green Table", but there will be "Pavane for a dead infant", and "The Great City", performed by the Ballet du Rhin in Mulhouse (staged by Anna Markard) and "A ball in old Vienna" filmed in 1935.
  15. Oh yes, the fourth work that the Ballet du Rhin had performed was "A bal in old Vienna" (so the quadruple bill was the same as the one performed by the Joffrey Ballet in the 1970s), that was in the mid-1990s. I really regret not having seen it... But thanks to a google search, I found that they performed "The Green Table" again in 2002.
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