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 Post subject: Ballerina in a Bottle
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2001 7:05 am 
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An unusual collector's item. In this bottle is a liquor by the Jos. Garneau Co., NY. called "Bols Ballerina." The bottle is shaped like a skirt and is 19" high. Inside, encased in a double glass wall is a ballerina in a red skirt that dances to the tune "Blue Danube" when you wind up the music box on the bottom. At the same time, or when you shake the bottle, gold flecks swirl around.<P> Image <P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Maggie (edited February 15, 2001).]


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2001 9:30 am 
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Perhaps the only way to keep a ballerina happy?<P> Give her a private stage, her own orchestra, and shower her with gold.


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 Post subject: Re: Ballerina in a Bottle
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2001 1:22 pm 
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Oh Wordfox - you forgot about drinking wine from her dance slipper......but then it would have to be Mathilde Kschessinska, wouldn't it?<P>And then there is also - unhitching the horses from the troika - and pulling her and the troika through the snow in St. Petersberg......ah those were the days.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2001 3:00 pm 
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Unfortunately, when she drinks too much wine from her glass slipper, she dances too close to the footlights and her costume catches fire -<P> Eekaterina Flaminskaia <P>


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 Post subject: Re: Ballerina in a Bottle
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2001 3:15 pm 
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LOL Wordfox - but, but, it was not the ballerina who drank wine from "her" slipper - it was the male admirers at a supper following her performance. One of them begged a dancing slipper of her - filled it with wine - and then they sipped wine to their heart's delight. Of course, they were probably half drunk before they began....<P> Maybe that's what that revolution was all about....it was revolting.<P>


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2001 8:49 am 
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yummy. must be adult humor, lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Ballerina in a Bottle
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2001 11:48 am 
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Zoe, my friend - some of us may be older than you - but that doesn't make us adults - me, for instance. LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Ballerina in a Bottle
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2001 4:59 pm 
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Zoe:<P> It really is best to begin training your admirers early. It would probably be appropriate for you to suggest that they begin by drinking their Diet Pepsi's from your slippers. <P> Let them work up to the wine in a few years, after you have totally intoxicated them with your dancing. <P> Admittedly, I myself would refrain from a Capezio Cocktail, but I HAVE been known to go to rather ridiculous extremes for the right ballerina. Isn't it amazing what dance will do to you?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2001 9:45 am 
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wordfox, those are very wise words. Have you taught about introducing this subject into the curriculum of ballet schools?<P>Course 101: How to train your admirers<P>Course 102: How to turn your admirers into benefactors<P>In each of these courses, dancers must also of course learn when and where to draw the line, for their own safety.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2001 5:00 pm 
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Azlan:<P> If dancers were really knowledgeable about where and when to draw the line (for both physical and mental health), would there still be any dancers?<P> But I DO agree that there should be a curriculum developed to cover the research and acquisition of admirers - especially those able to also provide financial support. <P> Perhaps something like: "In Search of the Hark-ness Monster"


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2001 5:10 pm 
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Gentlemen: that's old technology. While you are busy discussing curriculum, the ballerinas have taken things into their own hands - so to speak. Grand Dukes were a dime a dozen as admirers of ballerinas - and supporters - and husbands, too.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2001 6:06 pm 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>I HAVE been known to go to rather ridiculous extremes for the right ballerina.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I've gone to equally ridiculous extremes to get away from the <I>wrong</I> ballerina on occasion.<P>------------------<BR>Jeffrey E. Salzberg, Lighting Designer<BR>This Day in Arts History: <A HREF="http://www.suncoast.quik.com/salzberg/arthist.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.suncoast.quik.com/salzberg/arthist.htm</A><BR>Online portfolio: <A HREF="http://www.suncoast.quik.com/salzberg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.suncoast.quik.com/salzberg</A> <P><BR>

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2001 11:26 pm 
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Jeff, next time you're having trouble with the 'wrong ballerina' just send her over to me.<P>By the way that liquer is made by BOLS, the famous Dutch manufacturer. From her outfit I think we can assume that the dancer is from Dutch National Ballet rather than Nederlands Dans Theater. BOLS also make a liquer called 'Parfait d'Amour'. Who knows Jeff - that might even turn the wrong ballerina into the right one.<P> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited February 18, 2001).]


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Stuart, it depends on how close it is to closing time.

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....and how dark the bar is.


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