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 Post subject: Maya Plisetskaya Turns 75... and Now - 80
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 11:35 am 
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Image <P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001120/wl/russia_ballerina_1.html" TARGET=_blank>Russian Ballerina Is 75 Years Old</A></B><P>MOSCOW (AP) - Russian prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya danced past the three-quarter century mark Monday, celebrating her 75th birthday by performing at the Bolshoi Theater.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001120/wl/russia_ballerina_1.html" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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 Post subject: Re: Maya Plisetskaya Turns 75
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 3:04 pm 
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If I remember correctly in another thread I mentioned that I have been privileged to have seen Plisetskaya dance. She did an quite exquisite "Dying Swan". I have several tapes of her in complete ballets and also in documentaries. She was a rousing Kitri in the complete Don Q. I really enjoy the "Carmen", also. There is one of her in slow motion doing grand jete' entournant entrelace' - otherwise known as tour jete'in which she does a complete split. In my opinion she was a thrilling bravura dancer.<P>The family - Messerer - is the family's name - is prominant in ballet as teachers; Asaf Messerer is her uncle, I believe. At the time of her entry into the ballet school there was a great deal of anti-semitism but talent such as hers could not be denied.<P>Her husband, Azari Plisetski, I believe, is also a conductor and a composer.


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 Post subject: Re: Maya Plisetskaya Turns 75
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 3:46 pm 
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I thought her husand was Rodin Schedrin (sp), a noted conductor and the one who arranged/composed the music for the ballet Carmen. No????? <BR>DH <BR>Here's what I just found using Google:<BR>Ballet dancer. People's Artist of the USSR (1959). Hero of Socialist Labour (1985). She is Rodion Shchedrin's wife. <p>[This message has been edited by DavidH (edited November 21, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Maya Plisetskaya Turns 75
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 4:49 pm 
I saw Plisetskaya only once 10 years ago, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It was a gala to celebrate the English National Ballet's 40th anniversary. She of course danced the Dying Swan.


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After presenting Maya Plisetskaya with 75 roses, Russian Premier Vladimir Putin discussses the US election with British Prime Minister Tony Blair over <B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001121/pl/election_russiabritain_dc_1.html" TARGET=_blank>beer</A></B>.


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 Post subject: Re: Maya Plisetskaya Turns 75
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 4:56 pm 
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David you are absolutely right!! I stand corrected. Azari Plisetski is a member of that family, however, but not her husband. Azari Plisetski partnered Alicia Alonso.<P>When Maya Plisetskaya says she will dance as long as people come to see her, makes me wonder if that would be true of us here in the West?<P>If we had such a dancer - and we surely have had in the past - would we come to see this artist at such an age? I surely would. I saw Nureyev in one of his last years to dance and I applauded him for the dancer he was and the dancer he had been. For the years of pleasure he had brought me. But there were some who booed. <P>Think of the many dancers that have been set aside, who still wanted to dance. Would we in the West be as gracious as the Russians seem to be?


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 Post subject: Re: Maya Plisetskaya Turns 75
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On November 20th, according to the New York Times, Prima Ballerina Natalia Makarova turned 60. Another glorious dancer.


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 Post subject: Re: Maya Plisetskaya Turns 75
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Interesting news:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001203/en/maya_plisetskaya_1.html" TARGET=_blank>Ballerina Plisetskaya Wins Suit</A></B><P>MOSCOW (AP) - Renowned ballerina Maya Plisetskaya won a libel suit against a Moscow newspaper that reported she had secretly given birth to a daughter.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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Quote:
Bolshoi ballerina celebrates being 80 with a tap dance
by ADRIAN BLOMFIELD in Moscow, for the Daily Telegraph

One of the world's greatest and most flamboyant ballerinas has celebrated her 80th birthday with a dazzling display of tap dancing on the Kremlin stage.

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Wearing a black Pierre Cardin dress with a lilac-green train, she performed a five-minute solo, Ave Maya, written specially for her by the French choreographer Maurice Béjart.

published: November 22, 2005
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