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The introspective Guillem, nick-named "Madame Non" by Anthony Dowell, talks fairly openly, it would seem, to Luke Jennings of the Evening Standard. What we get with newspapers half the size of the Times, Guardian, Observer etc...(you know what I mean..) is details of the love life of the subject matter. Taming of a ballet brat
by Luke Jennings
In the Royal Opera House's star dressing room, Sylvie Guillem's boyfriend, Gilles Tapie, is suffering the indescribable agonies of a Frenchman who can't find his sunglasses. As he paces, desolate, the Ètoile watches impassively from her chair. Then a faint smile touches her pale features and a long index finger begins to uncoil. Joint by joint, the finger extends, tautens, and hyperextends - a perfect Bonsai-scale ballet performance. "La!" says Guillem, and indeed there are the shades, all but invisible in the folds of a discarded black T-shirt.read on...
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