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State Ballet of Georgia's American Tour, with Ananiashvili


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#16 nysusan

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 05:52 AM

Tickets for Nina's New Haven Giselles went on sale this morning & they are a bargain - from a high of $45 to a low of $7 for the last 3 rows of the balcony. They add a convenience fee of $3.50 - $5.50 plus a small restoration fee but they're still a great deal. I'm going on Saturday.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:14 PM

From a prewrite on the Spoleto Festival, Nina describes her dancers and her somewhat radical Swan Lake:

The young dancers are eager to succeed, she said. But she has to tend to their mind-sets.

"They're liking to do tricks," Ananiashvili said. "They think doing 25 pirouettes is ballet. What I try to teach them ... is that ballet is art. Ballet is not a circus."

What keeps audiences coming, she said, is seeing dancers express emotion. In "Swan Lake," that means the romance of Prince Siegfried and Odette.

Her troupe's version of the tale makes it a point to get to the romance quickly. The opening scene, usually Siegfried's birthday celebration, is abbreviated. It's staged as a scene in a rehearsal studio, where dancers are practicing for "Swan Lake." The man cast as Siegfried dozes off. He dreams his way into a performance, and from there the traditional scenario and choreography take over.


http://www.charlotte...ory/110737.html

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:34 PM

"They're liking to do tricks," Ananiashvili said. "They think doing 25 pirouettes is ballet. What I try to teach them ... is that ballet is art. Ballet is not a circus."

What keeps audiences coming, she said, is seeing dancers express emotion.
http://www.charlotte...ory/110737.html

:jawdrop: I'm glad that there are those who realize acrobats is not ballet. To those who think it's all about high lifts and multiple tours... :)

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:08 AM

From today's Chicago Sun Times (Links) we learn of yet another venue for Nina's 2008 tour.
So far
Berkeley, February 14-17
Chicago, March 5-9
U. Minnesota, March 14, 15

Does anyone know the booking agency, or can anyone fill in the gaps?

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:25 PM

On Thursday Nina dances Odette/Odile partnered by Filin in Charleston, SC. Is anyone going to the Spoleto Festival? PLEASE post about it :clapping: .

For those who may have missed it on Links a couple of days ago, here's a detailed prewrite about her company's Swan Lake:
http://www.thestate....tory/80468.html

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 09:43 PM

Both Nina and her company seem to have got off to a good start, judging from the Charleston Post and Courier (see June 8 Links):
After praising the corps's impeccable performance, including perfect arabesques, the review went on to say

In the double role of Odette/Odile, from her quicksilver 32 fouettes to her perfect arabesque penches, with one leg held totally perpendicular to the body, the svelte Ananiashvili seemed to defy her 44 years and the fact she had a baby only 15 months ago.

Premier danseur Irakli Bakhtadze, as Prince Siegfried, whose swift tours en l'air showed the bravura and expansiveness of the Russian balletic style, also vividly displayed his confusion and grief when deceived by the evil magician Rothbart, brazenly danced by Lasha Khozashvili.


Added June 11: The paper has published the following correction:

Corrections
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Spoleto
On Page 3AA of Friday's editions, a review of "Swan Lake" contained errors. The role of Prince Siegfried was danced by Sergei Filin. The role of Rothbart, The Evil Genius, was danced by David Khozashvili.
The Post and Courier regrets the errors.



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Posted 11 June 2007 - 06:20 PM

Two more venues, LA and Iowa, have been added to the 2008 tour. So here is the picture so far:
Berkeley, February 14-17
UCLA, February 21-24*
Chicago, March 5-9
U. Iowa, March 11**
U. Minnesota, March 14, 15

*Feb. 21: Chaconne, new Possokhov (to Georgian music), new Ratmansky
Feb. 23 8 PM: Giselle with Nina Ananiashvili
Feb. 23 2 PM, Feb. 24 2PM: Giselle
http://www.uclalive....sp?Event_ID=474

**Giselle
http://www.culturalc...ls.asp?R=177207

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:27 PM

Nina's site
http://www.ananiashvili.com/
has added reviews of Swan Lake (with Nina) and Laurencia, as well as new photo sets for Swan Lake (with Nina), Don Quixote (with Nina) and Laurencia.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:55 PM

Two more venues, LA and Iowa, have been added to the 2008 tour. So here is the picture so far:
Berkeley, February 14-17
UCLA, February 21-24*
Chicago, March 5-9
U. Iowa, March 11**
U. Minnesota, March 14, 15

*Feb. 21: Chaconne, new Possokhov (to Georgian music), new Ratmansky
Feb. 23 8 PM: Giselle with Nina Ananiashvili
Feb. 23 2 PM, Feb. 24 2PM: Giselle
http://www.uclalive....sp?Event_ID=474

**Giselle
http://www.culturalc...ls.asp?R=177207


Add BAM to that list, according to the Playbill piece in today's links:

http://www.playbilla...ticle/6765.html

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:02 PM

Wow! :lightbulb: Great news, not only for New Yorkers, but because it indicates that financially this tour is holding its own!

Brooklyn, here I come!

#26 richard53dog

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 09:23 AM

Wow! :lightbulb: Great news, not only for New Yorkers, but because it indicates that financially this tour is holding its own!

Brooklyn, here I come!



That is good news indeed. Even for me, coming from NJ, getting to BAM is easy and I go there willingly.


Going a bit OT, another Russian (oops, sorry, Nina's troup is not technically Russian) troop, Perm Ballet must also be doing well on their tours. According to my recently received NJPAC schedule, they will be back on another tour, this time with Romeo
and Juliet.


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