Archive for the 'Dancing Urban Legends Revealed' Category

What Unique (and Stinging) Review Did Noted Dance Critic Louis Horst Give to an Early Dance of Famed Choreographer Paul Taylor?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Louis Horst had a stinging review of an early Paul Taylor choreographed performance. Louis [...]

How Did Two Unexpected Acceptances Force Merce Cunningham to Devise a Brand New Dance Routine?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Unexpected acceptances by two major rock bands led to Merce Cunningham developing a brand [...]

Did George Bernard Shaw Use a Brutal Putdown on Isadora Duncan?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: George Bernard Shaw had a particularly witty rebuke to a comment by Isadora Duncan. [...]

Were Cyd Charisse’s Legs Really Insured for a Million Dollars Each?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Cyd Charisse’s legs were insured for a million bucks each. Cyd Charisse (born Tula [...]

Was Jim Thorpe Really a Ballroom Dancing Champion?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Jim Thorpe was a ballroom champion dancer. Awhile back, I wrote about the fact [...]

Does Fred Astaire’s Will Really Stipulate That He Can Never Be Depicted in a Film?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Fred Astaire’s will stipulates that he never be portrayed in a film. Fred Astaire [...]

Was Marie Taglioni Really the First Ballet Dancer to Dance En Pointe?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Marie Taglioni was the first ballet dancer to dance en pointe. En pointe is [...]

Did Gelsey Kirkland Make Herself Sick to Avoid Starring in The Turning Point?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Gelsey Kirkland made herself intentionally sick so that she would not be able to [...]

Did a Famous Ballet Dancer Have a Particularly Painful Introduction to Ballet?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Ron Cunningham had a rather painful introduction to the world of ballet. An interesting [...]