Vera Zorina
Norwegian ballerina
Vera Zorina
Vera Zorina was a Norwegian ballerina, musical theatre actress and choreographer.
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Accessing a Place Of Shaggy Wildness
NYTimes - almost 6 years
PETER LIEBERSON, who wrote music of such visceral intensity that it seemed to startle even him, died last month at 64. If he dealt with his final illness the way he handled previous misfortunes, I suspect he saw it as an opportunity for growth. Peter never let a crisis go to waste. He took a tortuous road toward maturity, and every difficulty
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Poeta izgubljene generacije i čelična orhideja - Данас
Google News - almost 6 years
A Marlena je menjala ljubavnike, pri čemu je u tom broju bilo i dama: ruska balerina Vera Zorina, kanadska milijarderka Džo Karsters, francuski „vrabac“ Edit Pjaf... Remark se obratio za pomoć psihijatrima. Oni su mu saopštili bezutešnu istinu:
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'Jewels': i gioielli di Balanchine brillano alla Scala, ma senza Bolle - Teatro.org
Google News - almost 6 years
Balanchine se ne andò dalla sua San Pietroburgo nel 1924 con un piccolo gruppo di danzatori di cui facevano parte Tamara Ge(verge)va e Alexandra Danilova, nell'ordine le sue due prime mogli, a cui seguirà al tedesca Vera Zorina e poi in America la
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I Was, I Am - Brooklyn Rail
Google News - almost 6 years
D'Amboise notes that he partnered all of Balanchine's muses except for Vera Zorina, and thus often served as a vehicle for the choreographer's romantic affections. He writes most candidly about his enigmatic mentor in a scene at his funeral: “Amidst
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Peter Lieberson dies at 64; American composer - Los Angeles Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Born in New York on Oct. 25, 1946, Lieberson was the son of Goddard Lieberson, then president of Columbia Records, and Vera Zorina, an actress and former ballerina. He learned harmony by listening to great jazz recordings and live Broadway shows,
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Peter Lieberson, 64, Dies; Composed Elegant Songs
NYTimes - almost 6 years
Peter Lieberson, a searching, inventive American composer whose works were often inspired by his Tibetan Buddhist practice, died on Saturday morning in Tel Aviv, where he had gone for medical treatment. He was 64 and lived in Santa Fe, N.M. The cause was complications of lymphoma, said Kristin Lancino, the vice president of G. Shirmer, his
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The 15-Minute Game
NYTimes - about 7 years
The time has come, perhaps, to retire -- or at least rethink -- the adage ''there is no such thing as bad publicity.'' True, there will always be people who seek attention of any kind, like Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of the ''balloon boy'' who captured headlines in October, orTareq andMichaele Salahi, who brazened their way intoPresident
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DVDS; A Bunch of Big Names, and a Dummy to Boot
NYTimes - almost 8 years
RELEASED in 1938, ''The Goldwyn Follies'' represents a particularly memorable skirmish in Hollywood's continuing battle between high art and low. Its producer, Samuel Goldwyn, was an independent operator who had learned to balance prestige dramas adapted from best-selling novels (''Dodsworth,'' 1936) or literary classics (''Nana,'' 1934) with broad
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DANCE REVIEW; Step Right Up, Kids (and Thank the Dance Gods You're Not Elephants)
NYTimes - almost 9 years
With Jerome Robbins's death in 1998, roles in his ballets and shows began to be taken by performers who had never met him. Ten years later, we've already entered the era when his ballets are danced by those born after his lifetime. Enter the School of American Ballet. New York City Ballet's spring season will largely be a Robbinsfest. It opened on
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Correction
NYTimes - almost 9 years
A picture caption on Feb. 3 with a review of ''Artists in Exile,'' by Joseph Horowitz, repeated the photo agency's misidentification of the first woman in a line of dancers working with George Balanchine. She is Mary Ellen Moylan -- not Balanchine's second wife, Vera Zorina, who is not shown. (The other dancers, from front to back, are Kathryn Lee,
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Coming to America
NYTimes - about 9 years
ARTISTS IN EXILE How Refugees From Twentieth-Century War and Revolution Transformed the American Performing Arts. By Joseph Horowitz. Illustrated. 458 pp. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.50. It is hard to imagine where American culture would be today without the contributions of Hitler and Stalin -- that is, without the thousands of creatively
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The Big Dance
NYTimes - almost 11 years
BALLET OF THE ELEPHANTS By Leda Schubert. Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Unpaged. A Deborah Brodie Book/ Roaring Brook Press. $17.95. (Ages 4 to 8) One of the strangest and loveliest high-meets-low moments in American culture dates to 1942, when the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus mounted a ballet for 50 elephants, with music by
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THE FUNNY PAGES: III: SUNDAY SERIAL; Comfort to the Enemy: Chapter 11: ''It's Up to You, Carl''
NYTimes - about 11 years
Jurgen and Otto have been plotting their escape: they will slip out in the projectionist's truck while the other prisoners are watching a film. Meanwhile, Teddy's bodyguards, Tutti and Frankie, have been talking about their boss's plan for them -- to shoot up the German prisoners in the yard on Sunday. They were behind the big recreation hall
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THE FUNNY PAGES: III: SUNDAY SERIAL; Comfort to the Enemy: Chapter 10: Gunnery Sgt. Louly Webster
NYTimes - over 11 years
After meeting up with Teddy and his two bodyguards, the Tedesco brothers, Carl takes Teddy to meet Jurgen. Teddy interrogates Jurgen about the Nazis' persecution of Jews, and Jurgen hints to Carl that he will be breaking out of prison again soon, this time for good. The Tedesco brothers walked along Sixth Street in Okmulgee looking for a car to
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DANCE; Amazing Feats: Step Right Up and See the Dancers
NYTimes - almost 12 years
DANCE and circus have been kissing cousins forever, as far back as mankind could move gracefully or make a funny face. So while their convergence may not be new, these intermingling forms retain their power to charm. In fact, two of the loveliest dance programs I've seen this year were suffused with circus imagery. The more overt was Lloyd Newson's
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DANCE; Today, It's Dance 10, Looks 3
NYTimes - about 12 years
I'VE been thinking about stars lately, seeing a large swath of New York City Ballet repertory, noting young dancers being promoted up through the ranks, perusing the photo display of City Ballet history at the New York State Theater, reading Robert Gottlieb's and Terry Teachout's short biographies of Balanchine, even watching a rare screening of
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CITY BALLET REVIEW; Conjuring Balanchine in the Tale of a Tormented Artist
NYTimes - about 12 years
Those who did not catch the new works that were part of the New York City Ballet's Balanchine centennial celebration last year will find them in the repertory this season. ''Musagète,'' a debatable view of George Balanchine's life and art by the Russian choreographer Boris Eifman, returned to the New York State Theater on Thursday night. Once
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Making Sound Visible
NYTimes - about 12 years
ALL IN THE DANCES A Brief Life of George Balanchine. By Terry Teachout. Illustrated. 185 pp. Harcourt. $22. GEORGE BALANCHINE The Ballet Maker. By Robert Gottlieb. Illustrated. 216 pp. Atlas Books/ HarperCollins Publishers. $19.95. CENTENARIES tend to have as strong an effect on would-be biographers as north poles on compasses, so it's not
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vera Zorina
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 86
    Died on April 9, 2003.
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  • 1991
    Age 74
    Her final marriage was to harpsichordist Paul Wolfe from 1991 until her death at age 86.
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  • 1986
    Age 69
    In 1986, Vera Zorina completed her autobiography entitled Zorina (New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux. 1986)
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  • FORTIES
  • 1966
    Age 49
    She subsequently played the role many times, notably in the recorded performance from the Royal Festival Hall in June 1966 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1970s, Vera Zorina was appointed director with the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet (Den Norske Opera & Ballet). In later years, she was active with the Lincoln Center as an adviser and director and for several seasons directed operas at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 31
    Starting in 1948, Zorina was associated with Arthur Honegger's Joan of Arc at the Stake, in which she played the title role in the first American performance with the New York Philharmonic under Charles Münch.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 29
    She was also married to Columbia Records president Goddard Lieberson from 1946 until his death on May 29, 1977, by whom she had two sons: Peter Lieberson, a composer, and Jonathan Lieberson.
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  • 1938
    Age 21
    She was George Balanchine's second wife; they were married from 1938 to 1946.
    More Details Hide Details She danced in productions he choreographed, both on the stage and screen, including On Your Toes, a Broadway hit later adapted for the screen by Lawrence Riley.
    One of her most iconic stage roles was the title character in the 1938 Rodgers and Hart musical I Married an Angel, in which she played an exquisite angel who descends from heaven to marry Hungarian banker Dennis King, but whose complete lack of human guile presents him with a whole new set of problems.
    More Details Hide Details Her role in the film version was played by Jeanette MacDonald.
    Between 1938 and 1946, she would appear in a number of Hollywood movie productions.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1933
    Age 16
    A performance at London's Gaiety Theatre led to her entrance into the company of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1933.
    More Details Hide Details She changed her stage name to Vera Zorina when she joined the Ballet Russe. She won a lead role in the London company of On Your Toes (1937) and was seen by American film producer Samuel Goldwyn, who signed her to a seven year film contract.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Age 0
    Born on January 2, 1917.
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