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Moscow Int'l Ballet Competition reports

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#61 Natalia


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Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:49 AM

Thank you for the results & link, Mikhail!

A GRAND DAY FOR THE KIROV-MARIINSKY!!! Gorgeous Evgenia Obrastsova won the sr. ladies GOLD medal!!! Welcome to Washington, DC, next week, Evgenia!


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Posted 30 June 2005 - 10:54 AM

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 12:49 PM

Gala performance of Laureates 6/30/05 [small stage Bolshoi]

Variation 'Esmeralda'
Choreo. N. Beriosov
Maria Vinogradova

Variation 'Flames of Paris'
Choreo. V. Vainonen
Zherlin Ndudi

Variation 'Festival..'
Choreo. A. Bournonville
Natalia Vorontsova

Variation 'Don Quixote'
Choreo. A. Gorsky
Christina Shevchenko

Variation 'Esmeralda'
Choreo. A. Vaganova
Ivan Vasiliev

Grand Pas Classique pdd
Choreo. V. Gsovsky
Chinara Alizade
[Abdul Karim]

Choreo. P.Lacotte
Jourgita Dromina

Variation 'Giselle'
Choreo. M. Petipa
Ivan Kozlov

Contemporary pdd
Choreo. Sun Xin & Ron Tao
[Sun Xin] Zhiwei Wang

Variation 'Bayadere'
Choreo. M Petipa
Doszhan Tabyldy

Contemporary pdd
Choreo. A. Melanbin
Ekaterina Krysanova
[Andrei Melanbin]

'Tarantella' pdd
Choreo. G. Balanchine
Natalia Domrayeva &
Victor Ischuk

Variation 'Tchaikovsky pdd'
Choreo. G. Balanchine
Evgenia Obraztsova

Contemporary variation
Choreo. S. Bondour
Yaroslav Salenko

'Corsaire' pdd
Choreo. M. Petipa
Anastasia Matvienko &
Denis Matvienko

The gala opened with all the dancers of the third round plus others who received special
awards, the jury, other presenters of special prizes, onstage to receive their medals as well as for the non-medalists to receive their diplomas. Natalia Osipova, received a large number of special awards or prizes.
Before the end of the ceremonies, George Zoritch, a dancer of some time ago, (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Ballet Marquis de Cuevas, among other companies), was brought onstage to make some comments to the young dancers. He spoke in Russian, so I can't report on what he said.

The gala was a solid confirmation of the merits and abilities of the medalists, and since not all of them danced, tomorrow's gala on the large stage, seems like a welcome continuation of tonight's program.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:22 PM

Competition Gala at the Bolshoi Theatre, 7-01-05

Tonight's final night of the Xth Int'l Ballet Competition was also the final night for
performances at the big theater before it is closed for renovations, for at least three years.
Performances will continue in the New Hall, a smaller stage on the one side of the
Bolshoi, where the ballet competitions were held.

The evening repeated yesterday's program at the New Hall with additional medalists
who did not perform in the first gala. The added medalists tonight were Natalia Osipova,
Anna Tikhomirova, Marina Bourtseva, Matthias Dingman, and Isaac Hernandez.
The Matvienkos, moreover, added their 2nd round contemporary dance, called Radio and Juliet.

Osipova also danced her contemporary piece, called Liturgy; it was well received.
Hernandez, too, performed his contemporary dance. Bourtseva and Dingman danced
their classical variations: pas de trois variation from Swan Lake for her, Coppelia variation for him. Anna Tikhomirova danced DQ variation.

The best received pieces were Chinara Alizade's Grand Pas with Karim Abdullin,
Domrayeva's and Ischuk's Tarantella, and Krysanova's dancing with Bolshoi soloist Alexander Vorobiev (in her first contemporary duet to a Piazzolla tango). I believe she received the warmest applause from the audience.
Of course, other than that given to the Matvienkos. The evening was theirs.

The theater was chockful of cameramen recording every minute of the gala.
All medalists were called to the stage for a final bow and to end a glorious evening of dance.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:53 PM

Thank you for your wonderful detailed coverage of the galas. It was exciting just to read along.

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