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  1. Basically my opinions are as same as yours, Bolero could be great by either male or female dancer. But recently Aurelie Dupont danced this in Tokyo in March and that performance was disappointing lacking much stamina and strength, her days as a dancer has been gone now. Bejart is also not my favorite choreographer, I also think many of his works are dated but there are still some masterpieces that stood the test of time, such as Firebird, M.
  2. But Bolero was first performed by a female dancer (Duska Sifnios), and Maya Plisetskaya is one of the most famous interpreters as well as Sylvie Guillem. You can see how different the work looked when you see the Duska Sifnios performance that pops up on YouTube.
  3. Thank you Sophoife, so lovely to hear about her farewell performance. It should have been so emotional. I follow her on Instagram so at least I can keep up with what she's up to.
  4. 2017-18 Season is announced. It mentions that Romeo and Juliet will be a new production by Alexei Ratmansky.
  5. Marchand is 192cm tall (sorry I have difficultly calculating into feet/inches)
  6. Charles Jude will retire at the end of the season after 20 years of directorship.
  7. Some information and news of Lincoln Center Festival Saburo Teshigawara will bring his "Sleeping Water" with his company KARAS and also with Aurelie Dupont.
  8. NEA

    Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments
  9. I saw Nicoletta Manni as the Queen of the Dryads in La Scala's tour last year and she is a very very beautiful dancer with good technique.
  10. A simple question, what does "Zvezda" mean?
  11. Yes, absolutely. And the official Bolshoi website's URL is So at least they also call themselves Bolshoi.
  12. Thank you Josette and Katherine, so the male principal roster is rather thin now.
  13. The Playbill article says "Maddox, a former Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada" but I don't think he has left the company, I thought he had taken sabbatical.
  14. Please correct the title of the thread to Bolshoi. Why Balshoy?
  15. Video of his nomination