...The New York City Ballet at the Empire theatre during the Edinburgh International Festival 1963.
The photo-call was large for such a great man and the stage was set for some candid photography, as here, then they placed a set on stage and the photographers were allowed back on, when there was a great crash as a piece of the set crashed down, a photographer moved like lightning from one side of the stage to the other and looked so innocent as Balanchine ordered "clear the stage". The photographer remains nameless to this day unless you know better? It wasn't me I assure you.
This is Balanchine with the lead dancer who I believe is Suzanne Farrell, two legends of ballet together.
There are many other stories from my days as a press photographer but I don't have photographs to go with all of them sadly.
|Camera:||Asahi Pentax S1A |
|Lens:||Super Takumar 50mm f2 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|ISO:||640 asa FP4 developed in Ilford microphen|
|Exposure Mode:||Manual no meter|