Sunday, December 13, 2009

This Day in Dance History: December 13

December 13 1826-Carolina Rosati, ballerina with the Paris Opera, was born. "Mile Carolina Rosati is a dancer of the very first order," wrote Sir Bernard Burke in 1847, "her style is intellectual and varied her grace and agility of motion are most striking She enacted to the life the charming creation of Fouque so closely indeed did she copy the original that the very words of the romance itself describe exactly her appearance on her first coming on her performance and the wonderful effect it produced."

Dec 13 1998-Charles Laskey, performer with the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Ballet passed away.