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Author:  jkeegan [ Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:55 am ]
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The very talented Vanessa Carlton was also a destined ballerina. Almost finished the ASB curriculum at age 17 before she found her true calling. :roll:

<img src="http://www.vanessacarlton.com/images/pic08.jpg" alt="" />

Author:  ksneds [ Sun Feb 16, 2003 1:35 pm ]
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Yes, Vanessa Carlton attended SAB and was even in the 1997 and 1998 SAB Workshops. However, I don't know if she was at the level to be offered a professional contract, and she seems to have some less-than-positive things to say about the ballet-school experience.

The Professional Children's School and the High School for The Performing Arts are two different schools. PCS is a private school, the High School for the Perfoming Arts is part of the NYC Public School System (I think).

Kate

Author:  salzberg [ Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:46 pm ]
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It is.

Author:  Liscarkat [ Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:45 pm ]
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Please forgive my cluelessness, but what might Ms. Carlton be seen or heard doing today?

Author:  djb [ Tue Feb 18, 2003 8:10 pm ]
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Singing. (I had to look it up.) Vanessa Carlton

Author:  DavidH [ Tue Feb 18, 2003 8:13 pm ]
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Ms. Carlton is a Grammy nominated vocalist. Her current hit is "A Thousand Miles."

Vanessa Carlton

Author:  Liscarkat [ Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:19 pm ]
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Thanks. I seem to forever remain approximately 35 years behind the times when it comes to pop music.

Author:  Gina Ness [ Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:08 pm ]
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Kim Darby ("True Grit", Star Trek and many other television appearances...I knew her as Derby Zerby)is the daughter of dancing parents. She danced in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as L.A. as a child. Also, Teri Garr ("Young Frankenstein" and many other films) danced ballet in the S.F.Bay Area before her film career was launched.

Author:  Azlan [ Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:10 am ]
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djb, you had to look it up? Vanessa Carlton has been quoted as wanting her music to be used for a ballet... Any takers?

Author:  ahallmark [ Mon Feb 24, 2003 6:25 pm ]
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It was mentioned in the beginning of this thread that an actress from "Party of Five" danced in Canada. That would be Neve Campbell and she attended the National Ballet School of Canada. According to one fan site, injuries sidelined her first calling to dance - then she turned to acting.

I remember reading somewhere that she was taking it up again, but I can't find that reference now.

Author:  djb [ Mon Feb 24, 2003 8:16 pm ]
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Ahallmark, Neve Campbell took up ballet again for her role in "The Company," directed by Robert Altman. Click here to see the relevant thread on criticaldance.com.

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Mar 01, 2003 3:15 pm ]
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Will he?

Quote:
Will Walken get to dance with Oscar again?

By Bob Strauss
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS, in the Contra Costa Times

Christopher Walken doesn't mind that 25 years have passed since he won an Oscar and received his second nomination. <a href=http://www.bayarea.com/mld/bayarea/5284458.htm target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Mar 23, 2003 3:27 pm ]
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Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat:

Quote:
Iranian artist's work highlights fear and freedom

BY ELISA TURNER, Miami Herald

She is soft-spoken and slight, her lithe body sculpted by years of training in classical Indian dance, but she is tightly wound too. ''I feel constantly furious,'' says Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat, ``but I try to be polite.'' <a href=http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/5454936.htm target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Misa_danseuse [ Sun Mar 23, 2003 8:05 pm ]
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Neshat's work is amazing. Her films have a very dancer like quality to them....and she definitely has the eye of a choreorapher. I really feel the field of video art often overlaps with video dance...as any arrangement of people and subjects can involve the art of choreography. Neshat's films are stunning, I highly recommend them.

Another film/video artist who used to be a dancer is Maya Derren (an active avant-garde filmmaker in the 1940s/50s). Orginially a European dancer, Derren's films are very fluid and movement based. Her film "Meshes of the Afternoon" is evidence of her background in dance.

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Author:  Azlan [ Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:47 am ]
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More on Patrick Swayze:

Quote:
Patrick Swayze and his charitable intentions

By Michael Klein
Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist

Patrick Swayze says he has someone to thank when he waltzes/struts/boogies into town for three days next week: F. Randolph Swartz, artistic director of Dance Celebration. <a href=http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/entertainment/columnists/michael_klein/5528323.htm target=_blank>more</a>

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