naomikage

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  1. I haven't read that interview so I didn't know. I thought it was announced officially
  2. Envy those who would be able to see this joint company Jewels! Pujol's retirement would be emotional.
  3. And Laëtitia Pujol will retire with the last performance of Emeralds.
  4. There are plenty of footage on YouTube that Jurgita Dronina is dancing Odette/Odile and she is fabulous. Such as this one. Well at least Dronina is guesting with English National Ballet's Japan tour, substituting for Alina Cojocaru in Coppelia this July.
  5. The casting at this company is so weird. I don't even know the guy who is doing Prince while two principals are doing Benno. The management here has no brains, I think.
  6. Casting announced for Jewels. http://www.lincolncenter.org/lc-festival/show/jewels-2 Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet First Pas de Deux: Laëtitia Pujol (Étoile), Mathieu Ganio(Étoile) Second Pas de Deux: Myriam Ould-Braham (Étoile), Mathias Heymann (Étoile) Pas de Trois: Hannah O'Neill, Sae Eun Park, François Alu Rubies, New York City Ballet Leading Couple: Megan Fairchild (Principal), Joaquin De Luz (Principal) Soloist: Teresa Reichlen (Principal) Four Men: Harrison Coll, Spartak Hoxha, Ralph Ippolito, Giovanni Villalobos Eight Women: Sara Adams, Likolani Brown, Baily Jones, Meagan Mann, Jenelle Manzi, Kristen Segin, Sarah Villwock, Claire Von Enck Diamonds, Bolshoi Ballet Leading Couple: Olga Smirnova (Prima Ballerina), Semyon Chudin (Principal) Soloists: Olga Marchenkova, Yulia Grebenshchikova, Ana Turazashvili, Alena Kovaleva, Vladislav Kozlov, Artemy Belyakov, Klim Efimov, Ivan Alekseev Friday, July 21 at 7:30 pm Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet First Pas de Deux: Dorothée Gilbert (Étoile), Hugo Marchand (Étoile) Second Pas de Deux: Léonore Baulac (Étoile), Germain Louvet (Étoile) Pas de Trois: Valentine Colasante, Sae Eun Park, Marc Moreau Rubies, Bolshoi Ballet Leading Couple: Ekaterina Krysanova (Principal), Artem Ovcharenko (Principal) Soloist: Yulia Grebenshchikova Four Men: Mikhail Kemenov, Batyr Annadurdyev, Anton Savichev, Mikhail Kochan Eight Women: Margarita Shrainer, Xenia Zhiganshina, Anastasia Denisova, Daria Lovtsova, Ilona Matsiy-Kiryushkina, Xenia Kern, Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone, Victoria Litvinova Diamonds, New York City Ballet Leading Couple: Sara Mearns (Principal), Tyler Angle (Principal) Soloists: Emily Gerrity, Laine Habony, Mary Elizabeth Sell, Lydia Wellington, Devin Alberda, Daniel Applebaum, Aaron Sanz, Andrew Scordato Saturday, July 22 at 2:30 pm Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet First Pas de Deux: Laëtitia Pujol (Étoile), Mathieu Ganio (Étoile) Second Pas de Deux: Myriam Ould-Braham (Étoile), Mathias Heymann (Étoile) Pas de Trois: Hannah O'Neill, Sae Eun Park, François Alu Rubies, New York City Ballet Leading Couple: Megan Fairchild (Principal), Joaquin De Luz (Principal) Soloist: Teresa Reichlen (Principal) Four Men: Harrison Coll, Spartak Hoxha, Ralph Ippolito, Giovanni Villalobos Eight Women: Sara Adams, Likolani Brown, Baily Jones, Meagan Mann, Jenelle Manzi, Kristen Segin, Sarah Villwock, Claire Von Enck Diamonds, Bolshoi Ballet Leading Couple: Alena Kovaleva (Prima Ballerina), Jacopo Tissi (Principal) Soloists: Olga Marchenkova, Yulia Grebenshchikova, Ana Turazashvili, Angelina Karpova, Vladislav Kozlov, Artemy Belyakov, Klim Efimov, Ivan Alekseev Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 pm Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet First Pas de Deux: Dorothée Gilbert (Étoile), Hugo Marchand (Étoile) Second Pas de Deux: Léonore Baulac (Étoile), Germain Louvet (Étoile) Pas de Trois: Valentine Colasante, Sae Eun Park, Marc Moreau Rubies, New York City Ballet Leading Couple: Megan Fairchild (Principal), Joaquin De Luz (Principal) Soloist: Teresa Reichlen (Pricipal) Four Men: Harrison Coll, Spartak Hoxha, Ralph Ippolito, Giovanni Villalobos Eight Women: Sara Adams, Likolani Brown, Baily Jones, Meagan Mann, Jenelle Manzi, Kristen Segin, Sarah Villwock, Claire Von Enck Diamonds, Bolshoi Ballet Leading Couple: Olga Smirnova (Prima Ballerina), Semyon Chudin (Principal) Soloists: Olga Marchenkova, Yulia Grebenshchikova, Ana Turazashvili, Alena Kovaleva, Vladislav Kozlov, Artemy Belyakov, Klim Efimov, Ivan Alekseev Sunday, July 23 at 2:30 pm Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet First Pas de Deux: Laëtitia Pujol (Étoile), Mathieu Ganio (Étoile) Second pas de Deux: Myriam Ould-Braham (Étoile), Mathias Heymann (Étoile) Pas de Trois: Hannah O'Neill, Sae Eun Park, François Alu Rubies, Bolshoi Ballet Leading Couple: Ekaterina Krysanova (Principal), Vyacheslav Lopatin (Principal) Soloist: Olga Marchenkova Four Men: Mikhail Kemenov, Batyr Annadurdyev, Anton Savichev, Mikhail Kochan Eight Women: Margarita Shrainer, Xenia Zhiganshina, Anastasia Denisova, Daria Lovtsova, Ilona Matsiy-Kiryushkina, Xenia Kern, Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone, Victoria Litvinova Diamonds, New York City Ballet Leading Couple: Sara Mearns (Principal), Tyler Angle (Principal) Soloists: Emily Gerrity, Laine Habony, Mary Elizabeth Sell, Lydia Wellington, Devin Alberda, Daniel Applebaum, Aaron Sanz, Andrew Scordato Casting is subject to change.
  7. Alina Cojocaru has withdrawn from English National Ballet's tour to Japan due to pregnancy. http://www.nbs.or.jp/blog/news/contents/topmenu/2017-3.html (Japanese) Jurgita Dronina replaces her in Coppelia on July 8th, Maria Kochetkova replaces her in Le Corsaire on July 17th. And also Alina tweeted this. https://twitter.com/DancingAlina/status/864398493888151552/
  8. http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170506/sarasota-ballet-downsizes This doesn't look good.
  9. Yes, Royal Opera House has this great policy that you can return your tickets to the box office if you are unable to attend the performance or whatever reason, and if the returned ticket sells you can have your money refunded (with a small handling fee deducted). So that means there are always chances of purchasing returned tickets.
  10. No, unfortunately YouTube says this video is unavailable in my country (Japan)
  11. Unfortunately this is geo-blocked and not available overseas.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 2017-18 Season is announced. http://www.pathelive.com/programme/ballet-du-bolchoi-2017-2018 It mentions that Romeo and Juliet will be a new production by Alexei Ratmansky. http://www.pathelive.com/romo-et-juliette17-18