"The Sacred Stage"
Posted 10 October 2005 - 10:55 AM
- A rare, valuable and live segment of Zhanna Ayupova's Act 1 Aurora in the reconstructed "Beauty." She was absolutely perfect! (Too bad she isn't dancing right now. The company's current crop of 'would be ballerinas' could really benefit from her example)!
-A live studio segment with Makhalina and her coach Moiseyeva, rehearsing Odile's fouettes and Raymonda's clapping variation. An extended interview with Makhalina at home, and walking through the streets of St. Pete. (So, if anyone wants to know what Yulia's been up to, she's (also) a coach now, and is shown prepping Tkachenko for "Scheherazade").
-Scenes from the current controversial production of "Boris Godunov," interviews with the opera's designer Georgi Tsypin, and the outstanding 30 year old bass sensation, Yevgeny Nikitin in performance and in offstage interviews.
The documentary was filmed reality t.v. style. The best thing is that the Maestro
doesn't monopolize the film, and that could've happened easily. Hopefully it will be released in more cities. For more info, go to www.firstrunfeatures.com indi film website and click on "Sacred Stage" on the left side at the top.
Posted 10 October 2005 - 12:11 PM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 04:29 PM
Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:14 AM
Then for the Millenium Stage archived programs (search engine for past programs):
Posted 16 October 2005 - 11:50 AM
The entire film, 'Sacred Stage,' can be seen on the Kennedy Center's website. Find the Millenium Stage subsite & look at the list of programs available for downloading and viewing.
What a wonderful film! Natalia, thank you so much for the link.
Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:59 AM
The article also reviews the Zakharova/Bolle La Scalla Swan Lake DVD plus a few others.
Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:40 PM
I am not going to disable the link, because some people may have trouble finding the item otherwise, but I would request anyone who feels confident in their internet skills to take the long route and search for "Sacred Stage" under videos.
Posted 16 March 2006 - 11:21 PM
What's interesting about this clip is that it is from the reconstruction production - so Aurora's variation isn't the one we'd normally associate with it, but the "Gold" variation music from act 3, with choreography that the Lilac Fairy usually dances in the Sergeyev production.
Within the film itself (which we already saw in the theatrical version), we get to see Ayupova dancing her entrance in Act I (it cuts off just before the Rose Adagio, unfortunately), and then we get to see the coda through the pricking of Aurora's finger and the end of Act I.
So, lots of great bits throughout. Makes one wish for the entire performance, but still this is very nice to have.
Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:21 AM
can you say who dances Desire opposite Ayupova? i know Korsakov made his debut in this role opp. Ayupova but that doesn't mean this the perf. filmed here.
thanks for any further info.
Posted 17 March 2006 - 10:52 AM
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