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soxxy
12-14-2010, 08:41 PM
:) Every time I see this thread title, I think (in my deep voice) "Hefty! Hefty! Hefty!"

:lol: I laughed out loud at work after reading this and everyone wants to see why! :lol:

(I wrote the thread title and couldn't think of one word to describe a person who ate "one too many sugar plums".)

Marlowe
12-14-2010, 09:00 PM
I am sending this link because ...one of the two young dancers, Nancy Casciano, is MY baby! ...Remember her name in a few years! I hope she stays at NYCB....they seem to love her.

Sweet! And I especially appreciate your continued support of your student.
Beautiful photos by your husband too.

cruisin
12-14-2010, 11:49 PM
Holley, you must post your husband's site, so that everyone can see all of his amazing photos. I would, but I feel that it is not my place to do it.

skatemommy
12-15-2010, 01:32 AM
^ that; they are beyond amazing...I've told you that before Holley..

BittyBug
12-15-2010, 02:19 AM
Here's a link to a video on this thread's subject. I didn't see it posted.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/40639920/ns/today-today_people/OT, but that is one killer pair of heels on Ms. Ringer. :swoon:

Holley Calmes
12-15-2010, 04:32 AM
Thank you for liking Richard's photos..they are special. Here is his main gallery. Each photo is a link to another gallery or many galleries. There are about 6,000 photos. Most are ballet! Lots of Ailey dancers. Hit "Main Galleries" in the upper right area.

http://www.richardcalmes.com/

Or just hit http://www.pbase.com/rcalmes/

Richard does not take any money for any photos. He does this as his own personal art form, for love.

DickButtonFan
12-15-2010, 04:42 AM
Yeah it screamed publicity right away to me too. There's no way a sane man would think this woman ate one too many sugar plums.:lol:

Anita18
12-15-2010, 04:50 AM
Thank you for liking Richard's photos..they are special. Here is his main gallery. Each photo is a link to another gallery or many galleries. There are about 6,000 photos. Most are ballet! Lots of Ailey dancers. Hit "Main Galleries" in the upper right area.

http://www.richardcalmes.com/

Or just hit http://www.pbase.com/rcalmes/

Richard does not take any money for any photos. He does this as his own personal art form, for love.
Thanks for posting the link! They really are gorgeous photos! And gorgeous dancers too. :)

Marlowe
12-15-2010, 07:08 AM
Thank you for liking Richard's photos..they are special. Here is his main gallery. Each photo is a link to another gallery or many galleries. There are about 6,000 photos. Most are ballet! Lots of Ailey dancers. Hit "Main Galleries" in the upper right area.

http://www.richardcalmes.com/

Or just hit http://www.pbase.com/rcalmes/

Richard does not take any money for any photos. He does this as his own personal art form, for love.

Thanks for posting the links. Wonderful photos. I especially enjoyed the photos taken in DC... old stomping grounds.

Holley Calmes
12-15-2010, 02:21 PM
So glad you all enjoyed them. That's why he does it....

danceronice
12-15-2010, 02:42 PM
They are GORGEOUS, Holly! I love the one of the old American Theater...so haunting! He's got a real eye.

Rob
12-15-2010, 03:35 PM
In that case she's pretty fortunate that the NYCB was open-minded enough to have her as a principal dancer despite her not having the "right" body type. :)


NYCB's Balanchine stereotype has always been the long limbed, long necked, very thin, tall women, but even under Balanchine, every generation had a few successful dancers who did not necessarily meet that mold - either shorter or not so long limbed or a little stockier -- spitfires like Elise & Laura Flagg, Stacy Caddell, Nichol Hlinka. Patty McBride was short, but thin. Violette Verdy referred to herself as a french poodle in the middle of a company of greyhounds and borzoi. And Peter Martins is not as attached to the stereotype was Balanchine was.

gkelly
12-15-2010, 05:56 PM
And Peter Martins is not as attached to the stereotype was Balanchine was.

But certain critics (and fans) are?

Holley Calmes
12-15-2010, 07:18 PM
I think "some" critics and fans do think of stick thin, tall female dancers as an ideal stereotype. Focus on the word "some." I picked up a copy of one of those tabloids (Life and Style?) at the grocery and thumbed through it...and lo and behold there is a story generated by "Black Swan" which has interviews with three ex-ballerinas talking about how they almost died from anorexia. I truly believe the general public believes ballerinas to be abnormally thin, and many are. I think a trend to a more athletic look is great as long as it doesn't interfere with the beauty of a dancer's line or ability to correctly execute the technique.

skatemommy
12-16-2010, 07:51 PM
Ms. Ringer is 37 years old and the mother of 3 children. I had no idea! More kudos to her!