Paris Opera Ballet will present Lacotte’s Paquita in Montreal, Canada for 4 days starting on Oct 16, 2014. x
Looks like I’m taking a trip to Montreal soon….
"She wasn’t the first one to push the ballerina off balance but she did it more… You never had the feeling when you watched Suzanne Farrell dance that there had been a rehearsal in a way. Nothing was calculated, she was living at that moment. The real world for her was the world on stage. I think the real gift of Suzanne Farrell was not so much physical, but it was in her mind. She was able to completely let go and just dance." - Jennifer Homans, Dance Historian / Author, as quoted from Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines program.
Here is Farrell and Martins dancing the Diamonds pdd from Balanchine’s Jewels. This role was created for her, so if you like this pdd it’s a must watch. :)
Rarely do we get the opportunity to actually view the most iconic ballet roles danced by the ballerinas who inspired their creation, so I do treasure videos like this one. Yes, I am a nerd.
A young Svetlana Zakharova and Ruben Bobovnikov in ‘Fountain of Bakhchisarai’ at the Mariinsky. (I think around 1998-99 but I’m not sure.)