Only in the dance do I know how to tell the parable of the highest things
Postscript: Maria Tallchief (1925-2013)
Tallchief was a person whom ballet fans and critics looked up to. That was not just because of her primacy as a Balanchine ballerina. She was smart, sophisticated, witty.
Joan Acocella on the first American grand ballerina, Maria Tallchief, who died last Thursday, at the age of eighty-eight: http://nyr.kr/ZvqG97
“Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.”
The great Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev died on this day in 1993 at the age of 54. Nureyev, one of the most iconic dancers of the twentieth century, had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement on or off the stage. In this biography, Julia Kavanagh brings us through the professional and personal milestones of Nureyev’s life and career.