Sonia Gaskel

Een leuke verrassing was het om enkele mensen uit mijn vroegere leven terug te zien op het net samen met een monument van de Lage Landen: Sonia Gaskel, die bijna een kwart eeuw alles gegeven heeft aan haar werk voor de danskunst en anderen er toe heeft gebracht ook zo een leven te geven voor een bijzondere kunstvorm.

zie de beelden: V.l.n.r. Rudi van Dantzig, Sonia Gaskell en Robert Kaesen.

Polygoon Bioscoop Journaal – Repetities Nederlands Ballet
Pas de Quatre, ballet van Anton Dolin, gedanst door dansers van het Nederlands Ballet.
Dessins pour les Six, ballet van John Taras, gedanst door dansers van het Nederlands Ballet.


Update 2012, September 23

Tekst overgeplaatst van het afsluitende Multiply (Marcus’s Site) – Foto’s zijn verloren gegaan.


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    I guess Fashion and ballet have a lot in common, choreographers as designers, dancers as models. They all want to perform their best, they all have a story to tell and the ones Im writing about is doing it amazingly good.
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    Both Mischa Barton and Lindsay Lohan opted for mature ballet-style buns at the Costume Institute Gala in NYC. Although they both look very pretty, I think Mischa pulled off her bun with just a tad more class, since it was smoother and sleeker than LL’s messier ‘do. Who do you think looked better?
  • Image of the Day: Pas de Deux (
    Guinevere van Seenus and Carolyn Murphy photographed by Bruce Weber for Vogue.
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  • What Edgar Degas Did Not Know, Nor I, About Ballet Pointe Shoes (
    Edgar Degas captured the essence of the ballerina in his beautiful paintings. We can appreciate the grace and beauty of the ballerina and of ballet. However, what he failed to share with us, and what we cannot see in the painting, is the elaborate fitting and…
  • Preview Sufjan Ballet Year Of The Rabbit (
    As Pitchfork reports, Sufjan Stevens has contributed music to the ballet Year Of The Rabbit. The ballet, which Justin Peck choreographed, will debut 10/5 at New York’s Lincoln Center. And now Yoonha Park has directed a promo film for the ballet, which has two dancers, Janie Taylor and Craig Hall, dancing on a beach to Sufjan’s “The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake.” Watch it
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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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