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

Zenaida Yanowsky, Royal Ballet


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.