First soviet dancers to hit the StatesTatiana Vecheslova & Vakhtang Chabukiani 1934
Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:10 PM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:01 PM
True...if you ask many young people that one find here in Miami speaking perfect "Cuban"-(yes...not Spanish, but "Cuban")- with none English accent whatsoever "Are you Cuban..?"...the answer being..."Yes, I am"...and so.."from where in Cuba..?" to finally get the "No, I'm Cuban but I was born here in Miami. My parents are from there". This is a very common thing to hear. There is a cute t-shirt that sells really well within the Cuban/American youngsters community that reads: "Made in USA with Cuban parts"
Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:10 AM
Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:36 AM
When the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra began its second season in 1920, it adopted Clune's Auditorium as its home, which became known as, "Philharmonic Auditorium." The Orchestra played there for many decades before the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was built in 1963. Philharmonic Auditorium stood until the 1980s, when it was demolished.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:11 AM
Thank you so much for such and treasure pictures and notes.
As you know this year is 100 anniversary of great maestro Vaghtang Chabukiani.
Here is some : temporary page , that is yet unpublished on main page. You can find some rare videos in external links. By your desert , there was added text from your pictures.
I want to ask you, can we use this pictures on Main Wiki page of Vaghtang Chabukiani?
Thank you for reminding us of Chabukiani's centenary on 27 February(12 March) 1910. This will be celebrated in Tbilisi and has been marked by UNESCO.
See: http://www.opera.ge/...t_press_release SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS.
The first performance of a revival of Chabukiani's ballet "Laurencia", unseen for many years, is to be given at the Coliseum Theatre London by the Mikhailovsky Ballet on the 20th July.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:44 PM
the only bit of identifying information on the photo, which has only the dancers' names handwritten on the back, is an embossed mark noting the photo was was done in NYC.
Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:32 AM
as noted below, the '34 tour repertory for the soviet dancer couple included what seems to have been a 'pirate's(?) cachucha' to music by Dunayevsky.
certainly something Spanish seems indicated.
the confusion to dance history overall in the entry below is that the likely, automatic connection to CORSAIRE would be to the Adam, etc. multi-act ballet in which the now well-known 'pirate/slave' Pas de Deux (sometimes a trois) was a concert number made famous by VC.
this obviously is not THAT Corsaire.
Corsair : Original title: Korsar kachucha. Chor: Vakhtang Chabukiani; mus: Isaak Dunayevsky. First perf: Leningrad, Kirov Ballet School, ca1928, Vakhtang Chabukiani and Elena Chikvaidze.//First New York perf: Carnegie Hall, Jan 12, 1934, Tatiana Vecheslova and Vakhtang Chabukiani. Performed under title: Kacuca.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:06 PM
interestingly the theater connected to these two Leningrad dancers is the still called the Maryinsky in'34 in connection to these individuals, tho' perhaps it was the tour promoter's usage and not that of the dancers themselves.
again, i know no more of these circumstances than the caption says.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:44 AM
except for the paper items (programs and fliers, etc.) and some still photos of Vecheslova and Chabukiani, the dating of the various items and film footage is hard to identify. i suspect the theater audiences might have been from sometime later, ditto that of the cars, streets, and awaiting photographers.
the performance footage could not be from this first tour, since the duo didn't bring supporting dancers and/or stage-fire effects as far as i can tell.
Russian speakers could say more about the occasion of the footage, but perhaps the clip of Vecheslova talking about her career was meant, originally, for a Chabukiani documentary.
whatever the clips and photos were meant to illustrate originally they are good to have in this youtube montage.
(i wonder if some of the fliers and programs included might have been downloaded from Ballet Talk as they are sometimes cropped above what might have been my watermarked credit line.)
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