Saturday, December 15, 2012
One of Uncle Dick's Favorites
A look at Maya Plisetskaya in her famed rendition of Carmen. The expression is everything. What she lacks in extension and flexibility, she makes up for in total command of the the performance. Maya was one of Uncle Dick's favorite people to name drop at random moments in the late '90s and early '00s when it was unclear if he was trying to prove how utterly cultured, sophisticated and intelligent he was or was clearly just rambling due to blunt trauma to the head.
This documentary features almost no clips of her dancing, yet watching her speak with her arms and facial expressions is mesmerizing.