Ballerina Zizi Jeanmaire dead: happiness in pink feathers

her husband, Renée learned Marcelle Jeanmaire know, when she was just nine years old. In the children's ballet classes of the Paris Opera, where their parents

Ballerina Zizi Jeanmaire dead: happiness in pink feathers

her husband, Renée learned Marcelle Jeanmaire know, when she was just nine years old. In the children's ballet classes of the Paris Opera, where their parents sent the talented child is, fortunately, also coached the boy, Roland Petit and, later, one of the most famous choreographers in France. In their 2008 published biography, the dancer, singer and actress, who should be under the name of Zizi Jeanmaire the last of the world famous Parisian Revue star confessed that she had felt immediately his personality attracted. Still, the legend has been circulating that the two had been "petits rats" spider enemy.

Perhaps a myth like the that Petit it was that gave her the nickname, under which they occurred: Zizi, the same as a sexually connoted concept from the Parisian Slang, the Argot, but also "the little bird" significantly, what fits well to the petite, 1924-born Ballerina, whose size is estimated to be 1.58 meters, but never with more than 1.63 meters. Zizi said, her call Name was the ground sigh to her mother, "mon Jésus". So you described your life as an energy bursting, as the glamorous Revue star, whose legs were longer than their Person as a Whole and without the Paris not Paris, would be. That was it already, since Zizi with a concert at the Opéra Bastille, adopted once and for all from the stage – of course, until the age of 75 years.

married to The singing Ballerina

Roland Petit and, since 1954 and since 1955, parents of Valentine, lived most recently in Switzerland. In Tolochenaz, in the Canton of Vaud since 2011 widowed Jeanmaire died last Friday at the age of 96 years. On the net you can see them in the role, with the help of the life-long inseparable in 1949, the world famous: as "Carmen", by and with Roland Petit. Already five years earlier, in 1944, had left the two the Paris Opera bold. In 1950, Jeanmaire proved to her husband and to the world that she was also a singer. The main role in "La Croqueuse de Diamants" he would have given almost any other. With the discipline of a Ballerina had taught Jeanmaire in the evening, after their performances with hours of Practice, even the Singing. Her voice was even perkier than her short hair cut now truly, your husband was responsible.

Classic roles you are not interested. If you appeared as a Music-Hall Star – "Zizi au Bobino" was the name of that, or "Zizi au Zénith", then you stressed your incredibly beautiful legs with High Heels, but with a sequin, shiny, high-necked Dress of Yves Saint Laurent. Your generous Smile, your mix of elegance and Street Cred, from the ballet and the Casino fit perfectly in the decades of her career. The dream of the sixties and seventies, to be able to aesthetically integrate what was a separate society – a reflection of high culture and night club, ballet and modern themes, in the condolences to Jeanmaires death: Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron bow before the icon with a touching message from the Elysée Palace; the Lido de Paris, a grieving public as the ballet Director of the Paris Opera.

Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 08:20

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