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toeprints

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    great fan & occasional attendee
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    Lynn
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    Massachusetts
  1. Thank you very much, Bart. Now I know the proper way to include a link. I really appreciate you help.
  2. There will be Jose Manuel Carreno Dance Festival on December 21 and 22, 2010, at the Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, Florida. Jose will perform Holiday Favorites with special guest stars, and he will give a Master Class. The website info sounds wonderful. I wish I could attend. The website address is: www.CarrenoDanceFestival.com (I hope the above link will connect once you click on it. I usually do not have much luck with links.)
  3. A photo from "Marguerite and Armand" - Nureyev and Fonteyn kneeling - he is kneeling on his left knee, right leg extended; Margot is folded in his arms, kneeling - her right out-stretched arm pointing downward, while Rudi's left outstretched arm is pointing upward. Their expressions and the symentry are exquisite.
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    Rudolf Nureyev

    It is so hard to believe that it has been 17 years since Rudolf's passing. He will dance on forever in our hearts and memories. To quote Rudi Van Dantzig: "The star has gone; its light is still visible." A very poignant comment. I treasure Rudolf's performances during the 70's and 80's. I traveled quite a bit to see him dance, and he always delivered a great performance. I didn't expect him to leap as high as he did in his 20's, as so many others, including critics, did. His overwhelming dedication and passion will never be repeated.
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    Rudolf Nureyev

    Wonderful news, Leonid. Thank you for the information.
  6. The Rudolf Nureyev/Carla Fracci DVD, from 1980, was wonderful. Rudolf's Albrecht was brilliant, and his entrechat six always left me breathless. Carla was a beautiful Giselle, ethereal and fragile. Their partnership was lovely. I love the Italian audiences. They applaud and holler until the object of their affections acknowledges their ovation. This DVD continues through the curtain calls. Rudi's curtain calls were legendary. He was the master of the art, and no one gave them better. I saw him dance Giselle the following year, and he was even more compelling. Albrecht was one of his
  7. Thank you for the responses. It is good to know that people continue to read the older threads. There is so much information available in this forum about my favorite dancers.
  8. I am new to Ballet Talk and just read this forum about Cynthia Gregory. I realize it is a few years old, but I just wanted to share my memory of Cynthia. I saw her dance Swan Lake in 1979 (April 27) with Rudolf Nureyev at the Met in NY. It was the most phenomenal performance I have ever seen! Rudi was 41 and Cynthia was in her mid-thirties, I guess. They did an encore of Act III - the audience cheered and whistled so much that they just had to do the encore. The encore was actually better than the original pas de deux! The applause was so thunderous, I expected the building to implod
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