Category Archives: BARYSHNIKOV

Au Revoir, Roland Petit

By Victoria Looseleaf Just a few words to say ‘merci beaucoup, Monsieur Petit,’ for having given the world some of its most indelible choreographies, including 1946’s Le Jeune Homme et La Mort, followed by Carmen, the most sizzling cigarette girl … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Betty Ford

By Victoria Looseleaf She was one of our most outspoken, dynamic, fearless and memorable First Ladies. She was Betty Ford, née Elizabeth Anne Bloomer, in Chicago in 1918. Her improbable ascent to First Lady as the wife of Gerald Ford, … Continue reading

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The Majesty of Martha

By Victoria Looseleaf All hail the mother of modern dance: Martha Graham. Though she died in 1991, her company, the Martha Graham Dance Company – the oldest contemporary dance troupe in the country – is now in its 85th year. … Continue reading

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