TRIBUTE: LILIANE MONTEVECCHI
July 10, 2018
In 1983, I invited theater, film and ballet star Liliane Montevecchi plus ballerina Galena Panova to appear on EYE ON DANCE. Ms. Montevecchi studied with the great Mathilda Kschessinska at the Paris Opera Ballet and danced in ballets by Leonid Massine and David Lichine before becoming one of Roland Petit's favored ballerinas. On the EOD program she underscored the importance of her training as a dancer and Petit's emphasis on feeling the emotion of each individual movement.
A most generous and highly theatrical human being--she never went out without a brightly colored scarf encircling her fully made-up face. She believed ti was imperative she extend the magic beyond the stage to every second of life.
Whenever we held a special event to raise funds for EYE ON DANCE, she would attend eager to help in any way possible.
Her great spirit, vivacity and genuine love of theater will be missed.
EYE ON THE ARTS, NY -- Celia Ipiotis