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Bolshoi on Tour 04-05


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#1 Helene

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:22 AM

In the Moscow Times article in Links, Stults says,

On the schedule for Minneapolis, Seattle and Berkeley, but apparently not yet certain to be performed, is the Bolshoi's ultramodern staging of Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet," which premiered on the theater's New Stage last December.

Argh! I have tickets for one of the two scheduled performances of R&J in Seattle, and was going to bite the bullet and purchase one for Don Quixote as well, but if they are not going to perform R&J, I won't take the chance of two performances of Don Q in one week :wub:

#2 sandik

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:26 AM

Well, if there's a change the presenter hasn't said anything to the local press yet. I'm assuming they're bringing R&J as well as DonQ

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 10:51 AM

I hope the casting for Boston comes out soon - the engagement is not far off. Does anybody know which dancers have been confirmed for parts of the tour. Obviously, Nina A is out.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 06:29 PM

And I would like to know the casting for Chicago. Any idea how/where to find out?

We had been planning on seeing Don Q, but I see from the article that Raymonda is rarely staged outside Russia. Would we be foolish to miss it?

#5 Thalictum

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 09:02 PM

Yes indeed you would, it's one of the great classical ballets, and ABT's current streamlined version does not do it justice.

#6 Natalia

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 10:38 AM

The casting for the the Boston performances is coming very soon (24-48 hrs), according to the Wang Center's press representative. I will post it here as soon as I receive it. Stay tuned!

#7 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 09:32 AM

BOSTON, Wang Center
6 Oct Raymonda Stepanenko-Filin-Belogolovzev
7 Oct Raymonda Allash-Volchkov-Arifulin
8 Oct DQ Alexandrova-Klevzov
9 Oct DQ Gracheva-Filin
10 Oct DQ Antonicheva-Belogolovtsev

MINNEAPOLIS, Northrop Auditorium
22 Oct Romeo Meskova-Godovsky-Petukhov-Klevtsov
23 Oct DQ Alexandrova-Filin
24 Oct DQ-mat. Shipulina-Belogolovtsev
24 Oct DQ-ev. Stepanenko-Klevtsov

SEATTLE, Paramount Theatre
27 Oct Romeo Alexandrova-Savin-Medvedev-Klevtsov
28 Oct Romeo Meskova-Godovsky-Petukhov-Lavrenyk
29 Oct. DQ Stepanenko-Klevtsov
30 Oct. DQ Gratcheva-Filin
31 Oct. DQ-mat. Shipulina-Belogolovtsev

BERKELEY, Zellerbach Auditorium
3 Nov Romeo Alexandrova-Savin-Medvedev-Klevtsov
4 Nov Romeo Meskova-Godovsky-Petukhov-Klevtsov
5 Nov Raymonda Antonicheva-Filin-Belogolovtsev
6 Nov Rayonda-mat Allash-Volchkov-Arifulin
6 Nov Raymonda Gracheva-Skvortsov-Klevtsov
7 Nov Raymonda-mat Stepanenko-Filin-Belogolovtsev

CHICAGO, Auditorium Theatre
10 Nov. DQ Stepanenko-Klevtsov
11 Nov DQ Alexandrova-Filin
12 Nov Raymonda Gratcheva-Skvortsov-Belogolovtsev
13 Nov Raymonda-mat. Allash-Volchkov-Arifulin
13 Nov Raymonda Antonicheva-Filin-Klevtsov
14 Nov Raymonda-mat Gratcheva-Skvortsov-Belogolovtsev

(Courtesy of the Bolshoi Theatre press office)

#8 Helene

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 10:16 AM

Many thanks for posting the cast list!

#9 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 11:12 AM

*$%&$&^%!!! I'm missing Alexandrova in Boston. Another piece of curiosity unsatisfied.

#10 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 11:22 AM

Quite a piece, I must say, Leigh. And no trace of Zakharova either. (Although, please remember, this is only a preliminary cast list :innocent: )

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 01:08 PM

Yes, thanks so much for the casting news. I'm also going to miss Alexandrova in Boston, I got tickets to 3 performances and still managed to miss the one she's cast in!
However I am looking forward to seeing Gracheva, Allash, Stepanenko, Filin and Volchkov :(

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 04:49 PM

Looks to me the stars on tour are mostly those not in their peak time. I am wondering they must keep their A-list principals in Bolshoi own season performance. Correct me if I am wrong...

#13 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:22 PM

I think this may be circumstance rather than plan, wanderer1. I don't know what the story is with Zakharova, but Ananiashvili isn't dancing anywhere this fall. The other two best known names in the US, Lunkina and Tsiskaridze, both were absent from the stage for a while with illness or injury and I'm not sure they're back. Marc will know better.

And if we haven't yet done it, welcome to Ballet Talk!

#14 Alexandra

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:42 PM

To me, it looks like a mix. There are some who've been principals for several years but I don't think are over the hill yet (Filin, Gracheva, Antonicheva); some younger (Alexandrova, Allash) and a few older. Some names aren't familiar to me, so I don't know whether they're early or late career. I think they try to have two complete companies (and have the personnel to do this), a strong one at home and a strong one to tour. But I hope others more familiar with the company will comment.

I echo Leigh's welcome, Wanderer1. Glad you wandered by :(

#15 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 09:31 PM

As Leigh suggests, it is more circumstance. Svetlana Zakharova is busy guesting elswhere in this period; Tsiskaridze is slowly coming back from his injury and it makes sense if he doesn't join the tour. Lunkina is coming back from maternity leave.

On paper this is really not a bad group - It could be that they try to have two, but then I'd much prefer seeing this touring group than the one that's left behind in Moscow :( .


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