LAHORE:This is a rare photograph of Margot Fonteyn (left) and Svetlana Beriosova
(right) together in ballet costume at The Royal Opera House in London in 1960, when they alternated playing Cinderella on different nights.
“A rare opportunity to see Beriosova
on film” - A combination of story, melodrama and ballet sets the stage for some of Stravinsky's most brilliant music.
The cast is legendary: Alicia Markova, John Field, Violetta Elvin, and Svetlana Beriosova
. Most touching of all is the participation of Tamara Karsavina, one of Diaghilev's great ballerinas and a member of the original cast of the Fokine classic.
This account, nowin paperback, is well illustrated, recalling memories of Fonteyn, Nureyev, Beriosova
and Nerina and many others, and is a useful souvenir of an organisation which has survived many adversities (The Royal Ballet - 75 Years, by Zoe Anderson, Faber paperback, pounds 12.99).
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Ballerina Svetlana Beriosova
, who danced across many stages in Britain, often in lead roles created for her, died Nov.
He also says that the recently mined Russian crocoites currently on the market are probably from Beriozovsky (near Ekaterinburg), not Berezov (or Beriosova
) which are different places, though all in the Urals.
, the director of the company and later an assistant to Vaganova, taught Tumkovsky how to teach at Kiev's Choreographic Institute.
It is of some of the greatest ever Giselles, including Svellana Beriosova
, Galina Ulanova and Alicia Alonso, talking about the role and how they prepared for it."
Birthdays: Russian prima ballerina Svetlana Beriosova
, 67; author Brian Glanville, 68; director Robert Lang, 65; pop musician Gerry Marsden, 57.
She was Giselle, Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, and the title character in MacMillan's Anastasia, given its ABT premiere in June (it was last seen here in 1972 when the late Svetlana Beriosova
performed it with the Royal Ballet).
He maintained that those who had seen that hallowed original cast, rather than, say, Alexis Rassine and Margot Fonteyn, or Etik Bruhn and Svetlana Beriosova
, felt quite different from those who hadn't.