Con la G de…

Giacometti, Alberto. En el sculpture garden del MoMA.

Gloss. De labios, me encantan. ¿Quién los ha inventado?

Glissade. Es al ballet lo que el glissando a la música [y me pone de los nervios que no estiren el segundo pie que arrastra; luego no digan que no lo he advertido].

Gades, Antonio.

Gorgollata, gárgola y gargouillade. Adivinen cuál de las tres palabras no es de la familia.

Grand Pas Classique. Menudo compromiso, tener que bailarlo.

George Gerswhin. Por su empeño en parecer superficial.

Giselle. Sólo de tantos desamores pudo salir una obra como esa. Por un lado Perrot creando los solos para su amante y  protagonista del ballet, Carlotta…

Grissi, quien iniciaba en ese momento sus amoríos con el bailarín Lucien Petipa, intérprete de Albrecht. Mientras tanto, Théophile…

Gautier remataba un libretto escrito expresamente para la Grissi, de quien estuvo toda la vida dramáticamente enamorado; tal fue su despecho que terminó casándose con su hermana Ernestina. Menudo ambientazo debió de haber en ese montaje.

Giacometti, Alberto. At the MoMA’s sculpture garden.

Gloss. I love those lip gloss. Who was the inventor?

Glissade. It is to ballet what the glissando is to music [and I have an attack of nerves when someone doesn’t point the second foot as dragging back into fifth; please note that I’m warning you].

Gades, Antonio.

Gorgollata, gargoyle and gargouillade. Guess which one of these three words is not from the same family.

Grand Pas Classique. What an awkward position, if you have to dance it.

George Gershwin. For his efforts to look so superficial.

Giselle. Only through so many heartbreaks we could get a ballet like that. On one hand Perrot creating solos for his lover, the dancer Carlotta…

Grissi, who was beginning at that moment her affair with the dancer Lucien Petipa, who’d create the role of Albrecht. Meanwhile, Théophile …

Gautier was finishing off the libretto, written specifically for Grissi, for who he was dramatically in love for his entire life; so deep was his despair that he ended up marrying her sister Ernestina. What a nice atmosphere during the staging of the ballet.

* Image of gargoyle at the Saint Nazaire Abbey, in Carcassonne (France) © Elna Matamoros, 2012.
* Image of Antonio Gades photographed by Gina Lollobrigida through the mirror © G. Lollobrigida. 
* Image of Classic Lip Gloss © Victoria’s Secret.
* Photo Sergio García performing gargouillade by Jesús Vallinas en E. Matamoros: Augusto Bournonville, Historia y Estilo © Editorial Akal, 2008. 

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