• Short Summary

    THE ONLY BRITISH GIRL TO BE CHOSEN OR TRAINING BY THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW IS ON HER WAY BACK TO RUSSIA AFTER A YEAR'S LEAVE.

  • Description

    THE ONLY BRITISH GIRL TO BE CHOSEN OR TRAINING BY THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW IS ON HER WAY BACK TO RUSSIA AFTER A YEAR'S LEAVE.FOR RED-HAIRED, 18-YEAR-OLD ANN STONE OF LONDON IT WILL MEAN THE RETURN TO A HARD, DAILY ROUTINE AND A WAY OF LIFE THAT ONE DAY MAY MAKE HER AN INTERNATIONAL BALLET STAR.

    THOUSANDS ACCLAIMED THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S SPECTACULAR DEBUT IN LONDON IN 1956 BUT NONE MORE ENTHUSIASTICALLY THAN ANN, THEN 11 YEARS OLD, AND ALREADY WITH YEAR'S OF BALLET LESSONS BEHIND HER.

    IT WAS DURING A LESSON AT THE DOREEN ENGLISH SCHOOL IN FULHAM, NOT FAR FROM ANN'S THAMES-SIDE HOME AT MORTLAKE, THAT BOLSHOI CHOREOGRAPHER, ASSAF MESSERER, SAW ANN AND WAS IMMEDIATELY IMPRESSED.FOR THREE YEARS THE GREAT CHOREOGRAPHER AND THE GIRL WHO STARTED HER DANCING CAREER WITH LESSONS AT 2/60 A TIME KEPT IN TOUCH.THEN CAME THE INVITATION: "COME TO THE BOLSHOI BALLET SCHOOL - FREE." HER PARENTS, CARETAKER ALFRED STONE AND HIS WIFE DOROTHY, READILY GAVE THEIR CONSENT.

    FOR THREE YEARS ANN STONE LIVED AND WORKED IN THE EXCITING ATMOSPHERE OF THE BALLET SCHOOL, SHARING A FLAT WITH TWO BALLET STUDENTS FROM INDONESIA AND CUBA.THEN CAME A YEAR'S LEAVE AND DURING THIS TIME ANN WENT REGULARLY TO HER OLD DANCING SCHOOL IN FULHAM.TO THE YOUNG GIRLS TAKING THEIR EARLY STEPS IN A DANCING CAREER ANN WAS ALREADY A "STAR" TO BE LISTENED TO WITH ATTENTION AND RESPECT.

    ONE OF ANN'S FAVOURITE BALLETS IS "SWAN LAKE" SO SHE HAS A SPECIAL AFFECTION FOR THE SWANS THAT LIVE ON THE THAMES.ON HER WAY HOME FROM THE BALLET SCHOOL SHE ALWAYS HAS A HANDFUL OF BREAD FOR THEM.


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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85KOR00S55CO5STKM8MEVMZ2W
    Media URN:
    VLVA85KOR00S55CO5STKM8MEVMZ2W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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