It’s kind of sad I had to pull the above story from the New York Times and not the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Sun, or National Post. Think for a moment, Suzanne Farrell, one of the biggest historical stars of ballet is in town and not one word has been printed (to my knowledge) in a Canadian newspaper! Not a word. I’ve written this before and I will write it again, ballet coverage in Canada is a joke! There is no excuse. Instead, we are subject to endless blathering about the impending end to the NHL strike! I can only read so much about overpaid owners and players arguing over how to split up a multi-billion $ pie! Enough already!!
Would some overpaid fat cat editor on one of the above newspapers please get off his/her flabby butt and send a reporter down to the Walter Carsen Centre to procure a few words from a ballerina legend! ARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGG! Even the CBC is fast asleep! Click here
to read all about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s latest popcorn flick! For crips sakes they’re nothing more than a pale imitation of Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen! Are they Canadian? NO! Are they in a good movie? NO!! Do I give a hoot? NO!!! The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation should rename themselves the American Broadcasting Corpse!
On a more positive note, reviving Don Quixote should bring in the fans for the 2006 season. I do hope it will prove more entertaining than the original, which received mixed reviews. I hope Miss Farrell kept the good and tossed out the bad. Her influence on the dancers will no doubt be an enriching experience which will benefit their careers. You can’t put a price on her coaching.
I guess it is true that Suzanne Farrell truly is ‘the Elusive Muse.’ She certainly eluded the Toronto media! LMAO!!
I know, I know, I really should stop being so darn subtle and let the readers of CD know how I really feel!