Friday, August 08, 2008

Olga Spessivtzseva (1895-1991) in Act One of 'Giselle'

Another amazing find - of Olga Spessivtzseva in 'Giselle'!

Spessivtzseva is initially being interviewed by Anton Dolin, an old partner. And then dances part of Act One.

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As you may know, her career was cut short by madness and hospitalization.

Then later in life she made some kind of recovery - though it may just have been that a 'suitable' medication was found.

She was the perfect dancer, dancing to her inner music own rather than that played by the orchestra.

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