Premiere: The Bolt (Ratmansky/Shostakovich), 2/25
Posted 15 February 2005 - 12:39 PM
A few photos of the rehearsals may be found on this link:
Factual previews and, after the premiere, reviews, will be shared on this thread.
Posted 16 February 2005 - 01:52 AM
Posted 16 February 2005 - 07:10 AM
Posted 28 February 2005 - 01:21 PM
Did any of our Moscow-based readers attend? Ina? Inga? Anyone?
UPDATE: Brief tranlation to captions of the above-cited photos --
Row 1 - Display of Tatyana Bruni's 1931 Mariinsky Theater designs
Row 2 - The usual front curtain of the New Bolshoi Theater...and the unusual front-curtain of "The Bolt"
Row 3 - (left) view from the photographer's 20-Ruble seat...way up high! (right) overview scene Act I - Denis Savin as the hero "Denis" about to sabotage a machine with a bolt...lightbulb hanging above the dancers will go off...big robot to the left stops moving.
Rows 4 & 5 - three scenes from Act II's "Ivashki's Dream" divertissement, including Dance of the Bicyclists...and Dance of the Red-Army soldiers & female gymnasts
Row 6 (last row) - Bows & bouquets - lots of applause for the dancers & creators but -- unusual for a Bolshoi premiere -- no obvious loud 'claque' for a principal because, in fact, there were no superstar principals (such as Zakharova & Tsiskaridze in 'Midsummer Dream' last December). The principals in 'Bolt' were Denis Savin, Anastasia yatsenko, Yan Godovsky, & Morihiro Ivata...all playing characters with their own names, e.g., Denis, Nastia, Yan & Ivashka.
Posted 03 March 2005 - 05:56 AM
Natalia, on Feb 28 2005, 09:21 PM, said:
No wonder: the claque is still devoted to Grigorovich and consequently against anything new. To tell the truth, Neumeier was also not good enough for them, not to mention Ratmansky. My impressions about “The Bolt” can be found on http://forum.balet.ru as well as the whole bunch of critical reviews (many of them – but not all! – severe). Sorry, but I am very pressed now to write something distinct in English about the new ballet. This Sunday our Society of Ballet Lovers is meeting Ratmansky and some of his dancers for an “after-curtain” talk. I hope that we’ll discuss arguments (pro and contra) and we’ll hear Ratmansky’s answers to them.
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