My mother recalled seeing the evening show when she was pregnant with me

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My mother recalled seeing the evening show when she was pregnant with me - Danilova, Lindgren Stand Out In Final Ballet...
Danilova, Lindgren Stand Out In Final Ballet Russe Shows THOMAS JORDAN Courier-Journal Courier-Journal Courier-Journal Dance Critic - The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo completed ' their annual week-end week-end week-end engagement at Memorial Memorial Auditorium yesterday with a matinee and evening performance. performance. The afternoon program opened with "Coppelia," a three-act three-act three-act revival revival of the original Petipa ballet. Nina Novak, one of the newer sploists of the company, was blessed with the ballerina's role of "Swanhilda," the girl who changes places with a doll and fools the toymaker. Miss Novak, a sweet little dancer, is certainly no ballerina. But nothing was lost as the large ensemble dances, mechanical mechanical dolls, and many variations variations by tried-and-true tried-and-true tried-and-true tried-and-true tried-and-true soloists saved the afternoon. ' . Mile. Krassovska followed with the "Black Swan" variation from "Swan Lake." Her timing was much better than the evening before but still far, far from perfect. perfect. "Prince Igor," another revival, revival, closed the matinee and Robert Lindgren was magnificent as the leading warrior. Suddenly Comes To Life As a matter of fact, the whole company suddenly came to life and this combined inspiration was just what was needed for the-evening the-evening the-evening performance. The evening program opened with "Les Elves," a bright study in green and white to a mixed score of Mendelssohn and choreography choreography by Fokine. It provided ' a good if not perfect opener and served as a nice showpiece for Gertrude Tyven and Duncan Noble. Noble. "Madronos," a series of unrelated unrelated tableaux, was the out- out- ; standing ballet of the engagement and the real hit as far as the audience audience was concerned. " . " Superb costumes by . Castillo, all set off in a striking manner by Jean Rosenthal's lighting, plus . perfect ensemble dancing would almost have been enough but then there was Danilova whose very entrance made one realize that being a prima ballerina is more than being an above-average above-average above-average dancer. Danielian Lauded Mile. Danilova was complemented complemented by Leon Danielian, whose flash, spirit, and musicianship distinguish him as a great dancer. Yvette Chauvire's "Romeo et Juliette," a French import complete complete with set and costumes, was an acceptable arrangement of a much-used much-used much-used theme. The program closed with "Scheherazade," with Krassovska and Lindgren. In closing there must be a good word for Paul Strauss, the conductor, conductor, who does amazing things with his 20-piece 20-piece 20-piece orchestra. His beat is sure and clean and when things go wrong one can usually blame the dancer'- dancer'- ear for the beat and no Strauss. The latter usually but not always tries and does cover up this sometimes missing but most important facet of a dancer's talent. Plenty of I3 FREE PARKING SPACE

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 07 Jan 1951, Sun,
  3. Page 15

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