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Internet broadcast of Raymonda on Oct 15th


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#1 dachnitsa

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:32 AM

Today I came across an announcement that Bolshoi's Raymonda will be broadcasted via internet on October 15th, 19.00 (GMT +3). :yahoo:

The provisional cast is

Mariya Allash - Raymonda
Sergey Filin - Jean de Brienne
Rinat Arifulin - Abderakhman
Mariya Alexandrova - Clemence
Ekaterina Shipulina - Henriette
Nelli Kobakhidze - First variation (and in the "big classical dance")
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full cast - only in russian characters - on http://www.bolshoi.r...dynid26=574#dyn

I have no idea what the quality will be like - but it might be worth trying it!

Have a look at http://www.cultu.ru/.../2005/raymonda/

#2 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 01:51 AM

Don't forget this, it's 11 a.m. Eastern time! :dunno:

#3 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:23 AM

Verrrrrry interesting. It said the link would be live at 10 a.m. eastern, and it is, we're seeing stagehands on stage and hearing members of the orchestra tune instruments, just fascinating!

#4 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:29 AM

oops, now it's color bars. (don't worry i won't do play-by-play!) :dunno:

#5 zerbinetta

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:41 AM

oops, now it's color bars.  (don't worry i won't do play-by-play!)  :dunno:

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I wish you would. It's hilarious.

#6 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:45 AM

:dunno:

#7 Dr. Coppelius

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:10 AM

Quiet!
They are about to begin, and I was lucky to get a very comfy seat.

#8 Ostrich

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:11 AM

I'm trying to find this broadcast - I clicked on the broadcast link, but all I get is a small .smil which my Windows Media Player cannot open. What else can I do to try and view this broadcast?

#9 Dr. Coppelius

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:17 AM

Use Real Player to open.

#10 AG

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:23 AM

Alas, I'm not having any success, either, even using Real Player. What a shame (for me)--it sounds like a fantastic opportunity. Enjoy!

#11 Dr. Coppelius

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:26 AM

:dunno:
Bravo!
Bravo! (Clapping for Mariya Allash )

#12 bart

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:29 AM

I have it full screen, but both picture and sound break up periodically especially when there is rapid movement. Raymonda and Jean are dressed in what appears to be white, shot against a very dark background, so that the slightly smudgey images of the dancers stand out. During the Act One pas de deux, with corps and two soloists, the impression is of white (or very pale color possibly) dancers almost in silhouette against blackness, which enhances the impression of plastique and real presence (eg, lights and shadow on the white-tighted legs). The stage empties when there is solo work going on to reduce distraction. Is this in the current Bolshoi production or a revision for the internet broadcast?

Act One ends. Lights come up in the house and there are shots of the auditorium and audience members leaving. Then video clips of Swan Lake. No commentary. I have to leave, but this has been fascinating. Not quite up to the level of the first telecast to the moon, but quite similar in emotional effect to the fuzzy black and white imagery of Hopalong Cassidy galloping on a white horse against a arroyo seco background, the very first image that showed up when we got our first television (huge box, miniscule screen) many many years ago.

Thanks, dachnitsa, for the link.

Once the technology is better, won't this be a wonderful way to connect the world of ballet audiences, not to mention other cultural events.

#13 dachnitsa

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 08:10 AM

(I get better quality with half screen, but even there are some break-ups. Nonetheless it's a great thing!)

Unfortunately we have (non-ballet-goer) evening guests who will arrive in a few minutes ... :dunno: hope you are going to enjoy the rest of the performance!

Greetings from Moscow to all of you!

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#14 Ostrich

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 08:29 AM

This is torture! I get one or two exquisite movements, then it all breaks up! I think the problem is that the "pautina.smil" file has a speed of only 50kbps, which is far too slow for my computer! Are these programs always broadcast via this type of file?

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:12 AM

Don't give up hope. During the Act 2 PdD they were up to 400Kbps and it looked pretty good. Right after it was at 50 again. So they ARE able to do it well, probably just first time glitches. THANKS BOLSHOI!


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