Just a couple of photographs of Carla Fracci. I saw her in 'Giselle' with Nureyev in Milan, probably round 1973. And in 'Pas de Quatre' bout the same time. So perfect in the Romantic repetory. She could create the period line and atmosphere. Re-creating the period rather than reinterpreting it. A bit like the Royal Ballet, who see themselves as the guardians of the past rather than re-making for now.
And I then saw Fracci in a modern work in 2003! A dramatic piece that could help get round her changed technique.
I want to share some photos and clips of dance things that have meant something to me. I have studied ballet part-time, principally at the Australian Dance Theatre and The Dance Centre, Sydney. Later, living in Europe for a number years, I watched a wide variety of dance companies and performers. I would like to put things here about some of the performances I was lucky enough to experience, and some of the extraordinary people I have met, some of whom were influential on this art form.