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New Bolshoi DancersRatmansky Announces


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#1 drb

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 07:34 AM

Alexei Ratmansky announced yesterday additions to The Bolshoi Ballet:

Aleksei Ratmansky named the artists who are joining the ballet in the new season. Soloists: Andrei Merkuriev, Artem Shpilevsky, Ivan Vasiliev. Corps-de-ballet: Ellena Bochkareva, Maria Vinogradova, Mariana Gomez, Victoria Zagrebayeva, Elena Zazakova, Victoria Litvinova, Mikhail Kryuchkov, Vladislav Lantratov, Aleksander Smolianinov, Ivan Filchev, Yegor Sharkov.

http://www.bolshoi.r...ex.php?id26=472

added 11:52 AM The announcement also mentions an American mixed bill featuring choreography of Balanchine, Tharp, and Wheeldon (Part).

#2 canbelto

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:13 AM

Whoa does this mean Merkuriev has left the MT and Shipelevsky the Berlin Ballet?

#3 Paul Parish

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:26 AM

Did they also list promotions? (I'm just wondering how the marvellous Kobakhidze and Chrysanova are faring inside the company.)

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:42 AM

Did they also list promotions?....

The press release covered a lot of ground: the Company's great success in London, new hirings at the Opera and Ballet, opera and ballet programming for the new season, travel plans, the promise of new (unspecific) dvds, awards for service within the Company. Promotions were not included.

#5 Azulynn

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 10:12 AM

Nonetheless, the company list on the Bolshoi's website has changed this summer - I've only noticed Ekaterina Krysanova and Natalia Osipova who are no longer in the corps, but have been promoted to soloist.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 02:57 PM

Whoa does this mean Merkuriev has left the MT and Shipelevsky the Berlin Ballet?


Hi Canbelto! I don't know about Shipelevsky, but Merkuriev is in the Bolshoi now.

#7 drb

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:10 PM

Artem Shpilevsky is no longer listed on the Berlin Staatsballett site.

#8 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 10:07 PM

Both are members of the Bolshoi now (as leading soloists, what is just below principal).

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 12:20 AM

Shpilevsky danced with them in London. Don't know about Merkuriev as I made it to less than a handful of performances... (insert disappointed sigh here).

#10 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 01:13 AM

Merkuriev only officially joined the Bolshoi in August. He wasn't in London.
Shpilevsky danced among others Espada, Rothbart and Symphony in C in London.

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 05:30 AM

- I've only noticed Ekaterina Krysanova and Natalia Osipova who are no longer in the corps, but have been promoted to soloist.


My heartfelt congratulations to both dancers, for their well-deserved promotions!

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 07:41 AM

Among dancers listed above:

Shpilevsky: His Bolshoi debut was as Espada in Don Q on July 22. He is scheduled to play the Evil Genius in Swan Lake in September, Siegfried in November (opposite Shipulina), and The Baron in Gaite Parisienne in October.

Merkuriev: He will play Yan in all September performances of The Bolt, and in October will be Jose to Alexandrova's Carmen, and will play The Miller in Le Tricorne.

Krysanova: Lyuska in Grigorovich's Golden Age in September.

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 10:31 AM

Artem Shpilevsky danced at the YGP gala with J Kent and V Part earlier this year.The NYT reviewer was not too impressed.
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#14 canbelto

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 11:00 AM

Wow it seems like the Bolshoi is the place to be for dancers. They've scooped up quite a few treasures the past few years.

#15 richard53dog

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:39 PM

Artem Shpilevsky danced at the YGP gala with J Kent and V Part earlier this year.The NYT reviewer was not too impressed.
Joe


No, I wasn't too impressed either. Shpilevsky was shown to disadvantage by one of the young contestants
who also did Albrecht's variation. I was much more impressed by the more youthful Albrecht. And Shpilevsky's partnering of Kent seemed weak to me.


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