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 Post subject: Chance Encounters
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:52 pm 
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No doubt many of you have had the opportunity to meet dancers. It would be interesting to share your stories and memories.

I was very fortunate to have met and talked with Rudolf Nureyev several times. He was always friendly, warm, and charming; giving one his full attention and never rushing through a conversation. We had a great dis-cussion following the Boston performances of "The King and I." Since it was still quite early in the tour, Rudi was still having fun and interested in the play, but wishing it was dancing instead of saying "et cetera" all night.

I also met several former Boston Ballet principles, including Laura Young, David Brown, and Marie Christine Mouis, and Bruce Marks, who was the AD of the BB. He was a terrific man and very smart. All happy memories.

Please share your stories.


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I worked for a famous ballet company for many years, so I met and worked closely with many dancers, but there are a few who have stood out.

I met Cynthia Gregory after a Words on Dance interview. She was funny and gracious and energetic and really lovely. I wish a company would use her great talents and institutional memory and not let it go to waste.

I also met Mark Morris once and was completely star struck. I was truly stupid when I met him. He has a huge personality.


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you certainly had a wonderful job. I adore Cynthia Gregory and just read that she will be teaching a Master Class at Stanford University on October 1, 2008, from 4 - 6 P. M. She will be teaching excerpts from Raymonda and will incorporate versions by Rudolf Nureyev, Frederick Franklin, and George Balanchine. I'm happy somebody appreciates here expertise enough to have her teach.


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Oops, my last sentence should have read: I'm glad somebody finally appreciates her expertise enough to have her teach.


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