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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2000 12:01 pm 
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Stuart,I have hung around waiting for dancing daughters and friends. I've seen and heard of their reviews after auditions. The attitude of the major American ballet companies (and many dance schools) will continue to make modern dance grow bigger and better. I've decerned that attitude to be not so much about body type but more about height---the magic 5'6"---at least for all corps dancers. An exception might be made for a some how outstanding individual(fluidity,grace or leaping ability), who will then not get any corps work. Men of course are so scarce they are readily accepted no matter what. Too often this decision is made at age 12 or 14 so tallented young girls quit ballet or switch to modern and jazz before they have taken enough ballet to cement a solid foundation of form and carriage. I believe Martha Graham would not audition someone with less than 9 years of ballet training. Canada and Europe get some of our best dancers because they aren't so particular about height. Even these people often gravitate to modern because they have been trained in the dance and choreography, and are appreciated for their skills. At some point--weight, bulk and even thigh size enter the formula---who was the famous prima ballerina who underwent thigh reduction? Thank goodness most of American is more open movement rather than form.


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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2000 12:04 pm 
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Walt again---my message should have been addressed to about 4 others also---sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2000 10:08 pm 
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you can get "thigh reduction" ?!!- why didn't anybody TELL me?!? Image

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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2000 8:50 am 
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Grace---I don't think you would like it. But who was she ---about 15 years ago---I believe it made Time or Life.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2000 3:25 pm 
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i don't know, wroginski...

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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2000 5:15 pm 
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Blair Tindall has done some research for us:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/timeout/stories_feattop/x3commentary_20001203.htm" TARGET=_blank>In dance, size matters -- but not as much</A></B><BR>BLAIR TINDALL, Contra Costa Times<P>ABOUT NOW, most of us are remembering the holidays with a few extra pounds. But what may be a seasonal annoyance -- or even a joke -- to you or me can mean intense anxiety for professional dancers, especially ballerinas.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/timeout/stories_feattop/x3commentary_20001203.htm" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2000 7:03 pm 
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Thanks for posting that Azlan, this article really captures the issue. Image


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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2000 10:37 pm 
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Posts relating to the Keefer lawsuit are now in The Keefer Case thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2001 1:31 pm 
AZLAN,<BR> How can I get the Lisa Jo Segolla article on "Body Type"(she talks to Tom Gold). I cant seen to get it on line.........


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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2001 1:33 pm 
How can I get the Blair Tindall article??


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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2001 2:59 pm 
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Try this link Angela:<P><BR><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/entertainment/column/tindall/docs/x3commentary_20001203.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>Blair Tindell - In Dance Size Matters</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2001 3:07 pm 
THANK YOU BASHEVA-I'm printing it now...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2001 3:29 pm 
Can you (Basheva)get the Backstage article for me(Lisa Jo Spogolla)?


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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2001 5:12 pm 
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Angela - I looked for it....but perhaps the spelling is not correct.<P>However, you can look for it on Google - that's what I did for the Blair Tindell article.<P><BR><A HREF="http://www.google.com/more.html" TARGET=_blank><B>GOOGLE</B></A><P>


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 Post subject: Re: Does Body Type Matter?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2002 2:24 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Only in the world of ballet would Maria Caruso's looks be considered a disadvantage.<P>Caruso, 21, has the kind of face and figure that fog up window glass. But if nature favored her with a cover girl physique, the Indiana County native found herself in the unlikely role of ugly duckling when she attempted to carve out a career as a ballerina.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/entertainment/arts/dance/s_11786.html" TARGET=_blank>More</A><P><BR>...And here's Bodiography's <A HREF="http://www.bodiographycbc.com/main.html" TARGET=_blank>web site</A>.<p>[This message has been edited by salzberg (edited April 03, 2002).]

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