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Author:  Azlan [ Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:09 am ]
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Wow. We need this woman back in dance:

Quote:
Going South at Germany's WestLB

David Fairlamb in Frankfurt
BusinessWeek

...

"DRASTIC MEASURES." At the same time, trouble erupted at the London branch where Robin Saunders, the head of principal finance -- the banking equivalent of private equity -- had masterminded 35 transactions worth almost $25 billion since joining the bank in 1998. Saunders, a North Carolina native who studied dance at Florida State University before turning to finance, was considered one of the most dynamic dealmakers in London. She was so successful that as late as last October, former WestLB CEO Sengera talked about giving her a $3.5 billion war chest to fund deals. <a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/bw/20030813/bs_bw/nf200308136631db039 target=_blank>more on Yahoo</a>

Author:  ArtsMan [ Thu Aug 28, 2003 10:13 am ]
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In Yahoo:

Entertainment - AP

'X-Man' Jackman Starring in Broadway Show
Thu Aug 28, 8:29 AM ET

NEW YORK - Picturing Wolverine from the "X-Men" movies as a Broadway song-and-dance man may seem like a stretch.

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Author:  Liscarkat [ Tue Sep 02, 2003 3:12 pm ]
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French movie star Nathalie Baye (whose only American film appearance I know of has been as Leonardo Di Caprio's mother in "Catch Me If You Can") originally wanted to be a dancer and studied ballet in New York and Paris before deciding to become an actress.

Author:  djb [ Tue Sep 02, 2003 4:33 pm ]
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I found the name of the Brigitte Bardot movie I couldn't remember, a few pages back in this thread: La Vie Privée (English title: A Very Private Life).

Click here to get to a link in a different thread that will take you to a photo of BB as a ballet dancer.

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Author:  ArtsMan [ Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:54 am ]
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Yahoo News -

Hunter takes life as it comes

By Donna Freydkin, Special for USA TODAY

Here's a word of advice for anyone making a date with Holly Hunter (news). Avoid anything resembling a cold, sterile, corporate conference room.

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Author:  djb [ Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:11 am ]
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Did anyone see Holly Hunter's wonderful tap number in Miss Firecracker? How about Mary Steenbergen's tap number in Melvin and Howard? (I think that's the movie it's in.)

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Author:  ArtsMan [ Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:41 am ]
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Yahoo News -

Singer Mya's Childhood Was Aimed at Dance
2 hours, 18 minutes ago

SAN FRANCISCO - She may have a voice that gets people dancing, but singing is really a second career for Mya.

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Author:  Diana [ Sun Jan 11, 2004 2:21 pm ]
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Charlize Theron studied ballet --

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/entertainment/7684752.htm

Author:  kurinuku [ Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:46 am ]
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Quote:
Theron is looking good after 'Monster' role

By SUZANNE ELY
Special for USA TODAY on Yahoo
January 22, 2004

Asked what she'll wear to next month's Oscars (news - web sites), Charlize Theron (news) is taken aback.

"I can't think of that yet," she says. "I don't want to set myself up for disappointment."

Maybe the 28-year-old South African native hasn't been watching TV or reading newspapers lately. Critics like Roger Ebert are calling her soul-searing performance asserial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster "one of the best in the history of cinema."
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Author:  kurinuku [ Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:08 am ]
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Quote:
S.Africa's Theron Seduces Hollywood as Man Killer

By ALISTAIR THOMSON
Reuters on Yahoo
January 27, 2004

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After building a career as a glamour model and svelte screen siren, Charlize Theron hit the Hollywood big time with an Oscar nomination on Tuesday for playing an overweight prostitute turned serial killer.
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Author:  Diana [ Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:48 am ]
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Former Pilobolus and Streb dancer Lisa LeAnn Dalton turned to rodeo:

Quote:
Rodeo becomes a stage for former dancer
Daring feats of her first career help rider hold court with men
By ART CHAPMAN
Fort Worth Star-telegram
Click for more

Author:  epist [ Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:29 pm ]
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here's the posting on this I made two years ago about Lisa Riding Broncs and a link to her current standing in the PWRA...

http://forum.criticaldance.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=001541

Author:  maria_technosux [ Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:51 am ]
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Originally posted by Bill Woodley:
If you would like to hear from some singers who know that they *can't* dance (and don't want to!), check out the cd of a revue (I think it was benefit one-off) called "Leading Men Don't Dance."
Have you ever heard/seen the Genesis video for "I can't dance"*? It was released at the time of Wacko Jacko's Black and White video, and has a parody of Jacko's "zip up the zipper" dance, which was in the original version of the Black and White video, but was eventually censored out.

Tex.

* Check out:
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/genesis/58936.html

Author:  maria_technosux [ Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:58 am ]
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Jenna Massoli was a ballerina before she became the pr0n-"actress" Jenna Jameson

See:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/transform/plazaola%20paper.pdf

The .pdf doesn't contain any pr0n, but an acceptable tentative analysis of how a fabricated pr0nstar personality can eventually become a simulacrum.

BTW I am not posting this as a troll, just to point out that not eveyone is able to sidetrack the ballet "properly" and have a respectable career after leaving the scene. Sidetracking isn't always about "fun stuff" either.

Tex.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Jul 29, 2004 5:07 am ]
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The article is interesting in itself, Maria, although, given its serious content, it might be better in "Issues" rather than here. I leave this to the Moderators.

The author talks about her "training as a ballerina", but it looks as though he is not familiar with the precise use of the word. The usual definition in the dance world for a ballerina is for an exceptionally gifted ballet dancer ie usually a term associated with principals.

Another site tells us that:

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....her mother, a Vegas showgirl who died when Jenna was 2.

In grade school, she took dance lessons and entered beauty pageants in an attempt to follow in her mother's footsteps. Her troubled teen years followed a different path: Left home at 16, topless dancing at 17, posing in Hustler at 18, starring in her first pornographic movie at 19.
Thus I see no evidence that Jenna was ever a "ballerina" or even a serious ballet student. It looks as though she attended some dance classes when she was young, rather than someone who followed a radical path after a career in ballet.

As Maria says there is no problem with the link she posted. Just a reminder to everyone that other sites featuring Jenna could well prove problematic for CriticalDance.

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