Just over two months ago Richard Cragun, an astounding actor-dancer of great charisma and grace, sadly passed away. He was 67 years old. Here are some photos of Cragun with his long time partner Marcia Haydée in John Cranko’s ballet “The Taming of the Shrew”, one of their most famous collaborations.
In 1974 at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala the 37-year-old Carla Fracci danced a series of 20 performances of John Field’s Swan Lake with three different partners: Rudolf Nureyev, Roberto Fascilla and Richard Cragun. Cragun, who died last month at 67, was the star of the Stuttgart Ballet company, and he charmed the Milanese audience with […]
Richard Cragun’s funeral was held yesterday in Rio De Janeiro, two days after the dancer’s death on Monday. His friend Peter Rosenwald was there: Richard was a close and exceptional friend of mine and of so many others. That he was one of the great dancers of our time needs no comment. But his humanity, […]
Carla Fracci, frequent partner of the American ballet star Richard Cragun, who died yesterday at 67, remembers the dancer with the words of English poet W H Auden: Dear Richard, I honour your passing with these great words by Auden: “The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Pack up the moon and […]
Richard Cragun, one of the most important dancers of the 20th century has died at 67. His legendary partnership with Marcia Haydée, the ground-breaking work at Stuttgart Ballet with John Cranko, and his beauty and virile strength as a dancer, will earn him a permenant place in dance history. Yesterday, August 6, he suffered a […]
In 1987 a two-part television programme called The Ballerinas featured Carla Fracci, with some of the top male dancers of the period, in a series of reconstructions putting various ballets and their interpretors in an historical context. Fracci was an amazingly youthful 51 when she danced these extracts. Dance Magazine critic John Gruen wrote: […]