Daria was born in former Czechoslovakia and lived under the rule of the Soviet Union until the Velvet Revolution of She initially trained as a young member of the Czech Olympic Gymnastics Squad before transferring to ballet.
After a year as a principal dancer in the Czech National Ballet, she moved to dance with the Cape Ballet Company in South Africa, where she witnessed the end of apartheid. In her 40s, at an age when most ballerinas have retired, Daria continues to captivate audiences with her impeccable technique and free flowing natural grandeur. Graham Watts is a freelance dance, writer, and critic.
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Daria Klimentova--The Agony and the Ecstasy
Compare all 23 new copies. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Daria Klimentova has been one of Britain's best-loved ballerinas for two decades, having danced at Scottish Ballet and then - since - as a Principal and Senior Principal at English National Ballet. Daria was born in the former Czechoslovakia and lived under the rule of the Soviet Union until the Velvet Revolution of After a year as a Principal dancer in the Czech National Ballet, she moved to dance with the Cape Ballet Company in South Africa, where she witnessed the end of apartheid.
Away fom ballet Daria is an accoplished professional photographer who ha s exhibited her work widely.
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Established seller since Seller Inventory GB Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Seller Inventory H Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory n. She did not come from a ballet family, though she had links to performing through her great uncle Josef, an actor and member of the Czech resistance who died in Auschwitz.
Her talent took her from Prague, where she took to the streets to support the Velvet Revolution that brought freedom to her native land, to Cape Town, where she witnessed the end of apartheid. A soloist at 18 she spent three years with the Scottish Ballet before joining the English National Ballet in Her father, her greatest fan, died of lung cancer when she was newly arrived in London.
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She received the news by phone, cried all day then had to go on stage to dance Giselle. I do not give up easily on anything.
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IT was that turbulent period captured by the cameras that gave her career fresh impetus. From thinking about the potential end of her performing life she decided she wanted to go on as long as possible, her passion rekindled. So here, in the twilight of her career she has forged a striking partnership with young Russian principal Vadim Muntagirov which critics have likened to the legends Fonteyn and Nureyev. It's an acclaimed partnership that gives her great joy, unlike others she describes during her long career, which she has meticulously recorded with every performance jotted down in a grey exercise book she began as a youngster in Czechoslovakia.
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