If you're an American modern dancer, Ruth St. Denis is likely at the tip-top of your dance family tree...
Ever seen the Martha Graham film A Dancer's World from 1957?
Alicia Alonso was the prima ballerina in Cuba. She was worshiped the world over for her out of this world dancing, and later, the technical skill and beauty she has passed on to Ballet Nacional de Cuba, her Cuban school of ballet and national dance company.
Today’s look at spectacular past performances in the dance world brings us a superhuman, flying, floating Jacques d’Amboise.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, let’s take a gander at a familiar dance face, circa 1983. Peter Boal, yet another extraordinary performer of the men-in-tights ilk, danced first for New York City Ballet.
Happy Throwback Thursday, gang. I’m excited to share this gem with Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin, not to mention encourage you to visit Jacob’s Pillow’s amazing and addictive virtual world of super impressive dance performances.
Everyone loves Throwback Thursdays. #tbt gives you an excuse to share that embarrassing photo of your big sister from Halloween 15 years ago — back when she had awful teeth and those ubiquitous large, wire frame glasses. (Thanks, Paige.)
As I was doing some research in anticipation of my road trip to Jacob’s Pillow this weekend–to attend Restless Creature at the Ted Shawn Theatre–I found this awesome pic of the founder taking care of some household chores.
As the summer weeks begin to dwindle (sigh), let’s throwback to Le Train Bleu. This adorable ballet was created for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes by a superstar team: choreography by Bronislava Nijinska (Vaslav Nijinsky’s underrated sister), music by Darius Milhaud, libretto by Jean Cocteau, curtain by Pablo Picasso, set design by Henri Laurens, and costumes by Coco Chanel....
It’s #tbt so we are going way back with Graham. Can’t help but appreciate the use of two cameras and so many interesting angles on the close-ups!