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The following post apparently disappeared into the ether:

The "Tchaikovsky Ballet and Orchestra" -- the name under which the Perm State Theater Ballet will be touring the US this winter -- claims to have 125 dancers and musicians on board.

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The following post apparently disappeared into the ether:

The "Tchaikovsky Ballet and Orchestra" -- the name under which the Perm State Theater Ballet will be touring the US this winter -- claims to have 125 dancers and musicians on board.

Oh...............I was just wondering about that. I've been eyeing going to a Sleeping Beauty in March at Lehmann College in the Bronx. Actually I was just looking at the caledar of the college to see if it was the Russian National Ballet today.

So the Tchaikovsky is the Perm State. I may try to make the MArch 6 date for the Beauty.

To confuse me further (easy) I have a note on my calendar for the a Swan Lake

real close to where I live in NJ. That one is going under the name Perm State. It's tempting for two reasons; I might find Makarova's version more to my liking that the two on show in NYC and it's a 10 minute drive.

But thanks for the lowdown Bart. I wonder why they go under different names as they move around.

Richard

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But thanks for the lowdown Bart. I wonder why they go under different names as they move around.

Is it so that presenters can bring back the same company years in a row while seeming to bring in different companies? Is it only a marketing ploy?

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It does seem confusing. Is it possible that there are TWO different Perms touring around? :beg:

Anyone have more complete information?

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For those planning to attend the Russian National Ballet, here are some reviews of recent performances, posted by dirac in the LINKS section.

http://ballettalk.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=21517

Skip down a few posts for the next link -- http://ballettalk.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=21527

Comparison of American and Russian technique is interesting:

QUOTE: "You also saw it in the dancers' demeanor and nearly flawless technique.

"They were calmer and more reserved than Americans, who tend to interject a swagger into even the most classical choreography. There was the slightest hint of old-fashioned softness and gentility.

"Elbows were a bit sharper and more pointed, and the female dancers used their wrists more.

"And there were slight pauses between every movement that were a bit more exaggerated than you normally see in the United States. Pirouettes took a second to set up, and arabesques held on for a breath longer.

"The slight pauses served beautifully to showcase the stunningly clean, crisp technique that never faltered in the more than two-hour performance.

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