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mstery_of_cmmc. I'm reposting this photo of an idol of mine, who, after I saw him danc

I'm reposting this photo of an idol of mine, who, after I saw him dance in New York I was inspired to take some more dance classes. I got to meet him when he came to Charlotte one time. He founded the Miami City Ballet Company. He worked with football players to teach them how to move so that they wouldn't get hurt. He wrote a wonderful book which I purchased and sent to him . He signed it and sent me this photograph also. So, Lara Spencer, men do, can, and should take ballet and other forms of dance if they're so inclined. #mendodance #dance #edwardvillella

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kurtfroman. Here is an incredibly brief moment of Edward Villella performing “Prod

Here is an incredibly brief moment of Edward Villella performing “Prodigal Son” during the mid-1960s tour to Russia. The Siren looks like Yvonne Mounsey, though I’m not certain. Voiceover describes Prokofiev’s initial reaction to seeing Balanchine’s choreography for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo #edwardvillella #nycb #balanchine #prodigalson #kurtfroman #ballet #balletarchive

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kurtfroman. Edward Villella in “Apollo”, early 1970s #apollo #edwardvillella #bala

Edward Villella in “Apollo”, early 1970s #apollo #edwardvillella #balanchine #stravinsky #kurtfroman #balletarchive

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kurtfroman. (2/2) Eddie Villella teaches company class at Miami City Ballet, late

(2/2) Eddie Villella teaches company class at Miami City Ballet, late 1990s #nycb #mcb #miamicityballet @miamicityballet #edwardvillella #balanchine #kurtfroman #balletarchive @parsleyshannon

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kurtfroman. (1/2) Eddie Villella teaches company class at Miami City Ballet, late

(1/2) Eddie Villella teaches company class at Miami City Ballet, late 1990s #nycb #mcb #miamicityballet @miamicityballet #edwardvillella #balanchine #kurtfroman #balletarchive @jared_redick @swissdda

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Master class with the one and only Mr. Edward Villella!! @njballet @njbschool #ballet #balletlife #edwardvillella #ballet #masterclass

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kurtfroman. Miami City Ballet in Balanchine’s original version of “Valse Fantaisie

Miami City Ballet in Balanchine’s original version of “Valse Fantaisie” #edwardvillella #miamicityballet #valsefantaisie #glinka #kurtfroman #balletarchive #balanchine

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joegato. Mr V Backstage after a performance 
#edwardvillella #ballet #georgebal

Mr V Backstage after a performance #edwardvillella #ballet #georgebalanchine #backstage #jackiegleasontheater

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joegato. La Sonnambula rehearsals with Edward Villella and Allegra Kent. 
W Jen

La Sonnambula rehearsals with Edward Villella and Allegra Kent. W Jennifer Kronenberg Guerra George Balanchine #lasonnambula #georgebalanchine #edwardvillella #allegrakent

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5/22/19 Wed. evening New York City Ballet 50th anniversary of "Dance at a Gathering" with special appearance of Patricia McBride and Edward Villella, two of the role originators. #edwardvillella #patriciamcbride

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Given the number of City Ballet alums in the audience (Allegra Kent, Kay Mazzo, Suki Schorer), it wasn’t a complete surprise that something unusual was to transpire at the ballet last night. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jerome Robbins’ masterpiece “Dances at a Gathering,” an intimate and intricate work for 10 dancers to the music of Chopin, @nycballet invited two of the ballet’s originators — Patricia McBride and Edward Villella — to speak about the creation of the piece, before it was performed by a current group of dancers. McBride and Villella reminisced on being in the studio with ‘Jerry’ and of ‘Mr. B,’ upon seeing an early working iteration of the piece, encouraging Robbins to “keep going.” This invitation from City Ballet’s new leadership to the veteran stars is a welcome sign of a new era for the company. I hope there are more invitations like these to come! . . . #nycballet #nycb #newyorkcityballet #cityballet #jeromerobbins #georgebalanchine #chopin #patriciamcbride #edwardvillella #dancesatagathering #dancehistory #balletomane #danceenthusiast #dancehistorynerd

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susanoher. #edwardvillella and #patriciamcbride, introduced by  #jonathanstafford

#edwardvillella and #patriciamcbride, introduced by #jonathanstafford to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of #jeromerobbins #dancesatagathering before tonight’s incredible performance at @nycballet

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brolgadance. Rest in Peace Tim Conway: A gentleman: me and Tim backstage during reh

Rest in Peace Tim Conway: A gentleman: me and Tim backstage during rehearsals for Carol Burnett Show at Sydney Opera House- Tim in his Conductors Tails - water in hand/ ready for his amazing Conductors skit ( waiting for makeup to make him into the old man) This was my first professional engagement and a wonderful experience around the worlds best comedians: blessed #edwardvillella

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Edward Villella rehearsing "Afternoon of a Faun" in 1957. This is precisely the intensity, along with the unknowing, innocent sexuality that inspired Jerome Robbins, who saw a 17 year old Villella oddly stretching before class one day and remarked he looked as if he were trying get out of his own body. That image stuck in Robbins' head, and when he created his reworking of Nijinsky's 1912 ballet in 1953, he did it with "Little Eddie" in mind. Four years later and two weeks after Villella joined the company, Robbins tapped him to make his solo debut in "Faun." Exquisite use of light and shadow by the late Martha Swope. Almost voyeuristic, and very, very sexy. I worked for Martha for three years, and she was never happier than shooting dance in black & white. She considered color photography a fairly static record of ballet and the theatre, but B & W was her personal interpretation of the moment. #edwardvillella #jeromerobbins #afternoonofafaun #newyorkcityballet #marthaswope #nijinsky #debussy #shouldergoals

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