#TBT: Alessandra Ferri in Romeo and Juliet (1984)

Italian Renaissance

Alessandra Ferri, the iconic dance actress, has emerged, at age 52, from a six-year retirement into an astonishing post-career. After successes with projects like Martha Clarke’s Chéri and the critically praised Woolf Works at The Royal Ballet, Ferri has...
#TBT: Alessandra Ferri in Romeo and Juliet (1984)

A New Passion

Photography by Kyle Froman   It’s rare to see celebrated ballet dancers outside of the grand opera houses that form their natural habitat. But Martha Clarke’s Chéri, which runs through December 22 at New York’s 294-seat Signature Theatre,...
#TBT: Alessandra Ferri in Romeo and Juliet (1984)

Can You Learn Stage Presence?

To watch Irina Kolpakova coach Swan Lake is to witness a true artist at work. Although long retired from the stage, the American Ballet Theatre ballet mistress still possesses a commanding presence and an instinctive artistic spirit. “Don’t think about...
#TBT: Alessandra Ferri in Romeo and Juliet (1984)

A Prima In Her Prime

For Alessandra Ferri, the greatest dramatic ballerina of her generation and possibly the most famous Juliet of today, parting is not going to be “such sweet sorrow.” On the contrary, Ferri, who is retiring this year after more than 20 years on the...

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