Fracci & Bruhn – To Die For

August 2, 2012

In Beyond Technique Erik Bruhn wrote, “Each ballerina is different; she has a special flavor or she wouldn’t be a ballerina.” Carla Fracci was one of his partners. And she was definitely special! Here they are in Giselle. Fracci appeared with several companies, in addition to her “home” at the La Scala Theatre Ballet in Italy. She guested with the Royal, ABT, Stuttgart, and more. She danced with Nureyev, Baryshnikov, etc. But, for some people, the Bruhn partnership seems the most magical. You may have watched The Fracci/Bruhn 1968 ABT Giselle DVD a million times, for good reason! It’s a little bit of heaven.