Monday, March 22, 2010

Finding Chosen Ones


Silvia Azzoni, Hamburg Ballet






Alexandra Iosifidi, Mariinsky









Gaia Straccamore, Rome Opera Ballet







Silvia Curti, Rome Opera Ballet









Birmingham Royal Ballet, Unidentified
(UPDATE 2017:  MOLLY SMOLLEN)







Zenaida Yanowsky, Royal Ballet





UNKNOWN




Just a few of the dancers, some I can not even identify, in the role of Nijinsky's Chosen One. I can not find one reasonable still shot of Beatriz Rodriquez of the 1987 Joffrey Ballet, the first to dance the part since Maria Plitz in 1913 and, regardless of talent, someone who deserves a bit more honor than the obscurity into which she fell.