Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:27 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:02 AM
Bolshoi playbill for La Bayadere on the 30th. Yeah, baby!!!!
Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:42 PM
Ashton contrived a more wonderful entrance -- never was there ever a more wonderful entrance than Cinderella's floating descent of that precipitous staircase -- but Sergeyev's dances are more moving and more expressive and no less exacting than Ashton's.
I'd never seen this version before - -and I can't imagine a better case being made for it.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:37 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:06 PM
I would have loved to see her on the HD from the Bolshoi on the 27th...
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:35 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:46 PM
I was over the moon when I heard she (as my current favourite) would be learning from my all time favourite (Semenyaka).
Shame it didn't last.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:59 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:05 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:48 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:45 AM
It is bad to have great performances engraved in your mind. Everytime I see a Nikiya I can't help but putting the ballerina side by side with the great Komleva in the role. Of course, Miss Gabriella always takes the prize...
I feel the same way, Cristian. Obraztsova is a lovely dancer, but Miss Gabriella is the gold standard Nikiya.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:42 PM
I've seen many more 'live' Nikiyas than filmed Nikiyas. The very best -- technique + lyrical quality -- was the first of several interpretations that I saw by Uliana Lopatkina - in May 1995 at the Mariinsky. The Best, bar none. The best among recent Nikiyas (Canada tour, 2011) was Terioshkina. Most embarrassingly bad Nikiya I saw live was Volochkova with the Bolshoi at the Kennedy Center in late 90s - off point, no balance, warped line, making self-conscious 'faces' at the audience.... but she got a standing ovation from the audience...for ???? The crowd must have been applauding the ensemble.
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