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Magnificence: Yvette Chauviré


One of the great ballerinas (certainly one of my favourites) of the 20th century died today at the age of 99. Here she is as the Dying Swan.


11 comments on “Magnificence: Yvette Chauviré

  1. Hariod Brawn
    October 20, 2016

    Quite exceptional. Exquisite and mesmerising.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. acflory
    October 20, 2016

    I’ve loved ballet since I was a kid but it’s only now that something hit me – the contrast between the point work and the fluid movement of the upper body is meant to represent the graceful way a swan appears to float on the water while it’s feet are hidden beneath the surface, paddling away.
    Obviously, a ballerina has to move /somehow/, but the choreography of the Dying Swan has always been about more than just movement.
    Apologies, just a small epiphany there. And a glorious video clip. Thanks, Pinky.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. kjennings952
    October 21, 2016

    Oh to move like that with such grace and fluidity! Thanks for sharing,

    Liked by 1 person

  4. clubschadenfreude
    October 21, 2016

    I can appreciate the technical ability but I’ve never have been able to connect with ballet or opera.


  5. acflory
    October 21, 2016

    Hmm…let’s say I was taught. Calling my efforts dance is going a bit too far. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Ron
    November 28, 2016

    Wonderful ! Thank you !


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