英国ロイヤル・バレエ団で56年間活躍した元プリンシパル、デヴィッド・ドリューが逝去

英国ロイヤル・バレエ団の元プリンシパルであり、56年間もの長い間在籍し、活躍してきたデヴィッド・ドリューが逝去したとイギリスのメディアが報じていますね。

David Drew, born March 12 1938, London; October 16 2015.

David Drew, for 56 years a member of The Royal Ballet, has died after a long battle with illness. He described himself as one of a ‘bridge generation’ of dancers. The longevity of his career meant that he worked with many figures from the Ballets Russes – Tamara Karsavina, Bronislava Nijinska, Lydia Lopokova, Léonide Massine, George Balanchine, Alicia Markova, Sergei Grigoriev and Lubov Tchernicheva – but also taught many dancers and choreographers working today. Alina Cojocaru, Marianela Núñez, Christopher Wheeldon, David Dawson, Cathy Marston and Andrew McNichol are among many who received his support. Drew passionately believed in understanding history so as not to repeat the mistakes of the past – and in the need to champion the new. Or in his own words, “A typical Piscean, swimming in opposite directions at once.”

偉大なダンサーであり、指導者であり、振付家であったデヴィッド・ドリューですが、病魔には勝てず77歳での逝去となってしまいました。
最後の舞台は2011年の『ジゼル』だったそうです。
ご冥福をお祈りいたします。

Obituary: David Drew, Royal Ballet Principal, with the company 56 years | DanceTabs

http://dancetabs.com/2015/10/obituary-david-drew-royal-ballet-principal-with-the-company-56-years/