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|Posté le: Mar 23 Mai - 16:31 (2017) Sujet du message: Alessandra Ferri
|J'avais découvert cette danseuse à la fin des années 80 et j'avais acheté la VHS de l'époque pour sa magnifique Juliette
Lors de sa venue à Paris, j'ai eu la chance de la voir danser plusieurs fois : quel bonheur de voir cette fabuleuse artiste!
Elle a 54 ans à présent, et a repris la scène grâce à MCgregor qui lui a proposé le rôle de Virginia Woolf
Elle avait fait ses adieux à 44 ans, sur Juliette précisément mais a repris depuis le chemin de la scène, tout comme Fonteyn qui a eu une " après carrière" grâce à Noureev
Un long article du télégraphe, et gratuit s'il vous plait! qui retrace sa carrière et qui explique comment elle a repris le chemin de la scène; un article sans chichi, simple et émouvant!
La répétition avec MCgregor de V. Woolf
Ferri has enormous willpower. ‘If there is a difficulty in your body, you just go, “I am stronger than my body. I will overcome this pain or difficulty by working, and if it takes an hour more every day, it will take an hour more.”’
This is the theme she keeps returning to: "The body does whatever you want it to do. But you have to want it. The body doesn’t do it on its own."
Ferri was born in Milan, where her father was an engineer with the tyre company Pirelli, and her mother gave up teaching to look after her and her older brother, Mauro. "She dedicated her life to me because I had this calling, this vocation," says Ferri, who decided she wanted to be a ballet dancer when she was three years old, inspired not by pretty tutus but by a great enthusiasm for music. "I felt the music was moving the air around me and I wanted to be part of that air that moved."
There was also the question of her girls, then aged about 10 and six. Ferri’s life as a dancer involved frequent travelling and many tearful goodbyes. ‘I had the guilt of leaving them.’
She gave up not only ballet but all exercise, and committed herself wholeheartedly to her family. "The first two years were beautiful. I had energy for them. I could go on a bike with them, go hiking." But the domestic routine threw up problems. "A friend said, 'What do you do now?' And I said, 'I’m a taxi driver'.
"I thought I was going to be a lot happier just being a mother," she adds, "but of course I didn’t give up a job, I didn’t just go from being in an office; I gave up my life, I gave up a calling, I gave up a passion, I gave up creativity. I suddenly felt that a greater part of me was locked into a room."
But she is happy, she says, to be "breaking barriers". To represent a different dancer entirely: an older woman without fear, without shame, and with full confidence in her abilities. (Ageing, she believes, is largely an attitude. Her advice: "keep moving".)
"We are all conditioned to think that when you reach a certain age, you are entering an old age," Ferri says. "And it is more scary for a woman because you get put aside – even your sexuality – so you feel weaker. But I have a new freedom. I am not going through “the change” [menopause], I have changed.
"It’s like you’ve got to go into a new apartment, and you say, 'But I don’t want to leave my home, I am really happy where I am', but you’ve got to go. And when you are leaving everything behind and you don’t know where you’re going it’s a little scary. But now I am on the other side, and it’s fine. I’m not like I was when I was 20; I am not how I was when I was 30. Of course I’m not. I am enjoying where I am now. And I do amazing things considering."
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