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#1 Dale

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 05:43 AM

Early information about the Stars of the 21st Century gala:

SOLOMON TENCER ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR THE 2008 'STARS OF THE 21ST CENTURY' FEBRUARY 11 AT THE
STATE THEATER/LINCOLN CENTER

"Stars of the 21st Century" returns to the State Theater/Lincoln Center for a Monday February 11th performance with artists from major companies around the world. Producer Solomon Tencer announces the cast for 2008:

American Ballet Theatre - David Hallberg
Berlin Opera Ballet - Ronald Savkovic, Shoko Nakamura
Bolshoi Ballet - Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev
Bolshoi Ballet/Kiev Ballet - Denis Matvienko
Kiev Ballet - Anastasia Matvienko
Munich Ballet - Lucia Lacarra, Cyril Pierre
New York City Ballet - Maria Kowroski
Paris Opera Ballet - Myriam Ould-Braham, Jeremie Belingard
Royal Ballet - Roberta Marquez
Vienna Opera Ballet - Daniil Simkin

Program t.b.a.

#2 Ceeszi

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:52 PM

Except for the opportunity to see Ould-Braham, I am really not that excited about this year!

Although it is always nice to see Lacarra and Pierre (if they come this year!)

#3 Dale

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:56 PM

Wait a few months - a good portion of the dancers always change.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:13 AM

American Ballet Theatre - David Hallberg
Bolshoi Ballet - Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev
Munich Ballet - Lucia Lacarra, Cyril Pierre
and
Royal Ballet - Roberta Marquez


Plenty to be excited about there! Well, I'm excited.... for the chance to see these fine dancers together in one evening!!

#5 Dale

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:42 AM

An update:

SOLOMON TENCER ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR THE 2008 'STARS OF THE 21ST CENTURY' FEBRUARY 11 AT THE STATE THEATER/LINCOLN CENTER

Monday February 11, 7:30PM
State Theater/Lincoln Center
Tickets: $30-$150
Reservations: 212/721-6500

"Stars of the 21st Century" returns to the State Theater/Lincoln Center for a Monday, February 11th performance with principal artists from major ballet companies around the world - the Kirov Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, London's Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Opera Ballet, Kiev Ballet, Munich Ballet, and Vienna Opera Ballet. "Stars of the 21st Century" is presented by producer Solomon Tencer in major theaters in Paris, Toronto, and New York, and features today'sballet stars in both contemporary works and beloved pas de deux from the classical repertory.

The cast for 2008:

American Ballet Theatre - David Hallberg
Berlin Opera Ballet - Ronald Savkovic, Shoko Nakamura
Bolshoi Ballet - Svetlana Lunkina, Nikolai Tsiskaridze
Bolshoi Ballet/Kiev Ballet Denis Matvienko
Kiev Ballet - Anastasia Matvienko
Munich Ballet - Lucia Lacarra, Cyril Pierre
New York City Ballet - Maria Kowroski
Paris Opera Ballet - Myriam Ould-Braham, Jeremie Belingard
Royal Ballet - Roberta Marquez
Vienna Opera Ballet - Daniil Simkin

The program, which is in the process of formation, will include
Tschaikovsky/Balanchine Pas de Deux, performed by David Hallberg and Maria Kowroski
Giselle Pas de Deux, Act II, Lunkina/Tsiskaridze
Lady of the Camillias (pas de deux from John Neuemier's ballet), performed by Lucia Lacarra and Cyril Pierre
Tosca duet, performed by Ronald Savkovic and Shoko Nakamura.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:46 AM

damn--I was really looking forward to seeing Osipova, especially as the bolshoi isn't slated to come to NY in the foreseeable future :wink:

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:23 AM

I'm disappointed too about Osipova and Vasiliev but who knows what else the shifting sands of ballet gala casting will bring us in the next weeks. Sometimes goodies show up at the last minute

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:50 AM

any new information on this?
Their own website still seems to have Osipova and Vasiliev listed...

http://www.starsofth...php?type=events

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:01 AM

any new information on this?
Their own website still seems to have Osipova and Vasiliev listed...

http://www.starsofth...php?type=events


Good catch!!... especially for those of us who didn't want to buy tickets after reading on BT that Osipova and Vasiliev would not be performing...

If they are dancing, I'm running over to the box office today!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:40 PM

If they are dancing, I'm running over to the box office today!

I just phoned Solomon Tencer (upon reading your post) to find out for sure. Nadia (Tencer -- AD of the gala) answered and said that Osipova and Vasiliev are definitely NOT coming. She also said that Shoko Nakamura is one to watch. She is dancing with Ronald Savkovic and is absolutely amazing.
Daniil is also looking very good!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:43 PM

.....Sometimes goodies show up at the last minute.

There will be a goody of the operatic kind from the Bolshoi accompanying Savkovic and Nakamura in one of the pieces!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

If they are dancing, I'm running over to the box office today!

I just phoned Solomon Tencer (upon reading your post) to find out for sure. Nadia answered and said that Osipova and Vasiliev are definitely NOT coming. She also said that Shoko Nakamura is one to watch. She is dancing with Ronald Savkovic and is absolutely amazing.
Daniil is also looking very good!


Marga, first of all, thanks so much for looking into this and getting out the correct info too all of us!

I'm still looking forward to it, though rather disappointed.

You might (since you seem to know them) suggest to them that it is nice to keep these things updated as not all of us have inside connections.
I know with so many performers at a gala the idea is that you'll get a good show no matter what, but for audiences who care about casting it really would be nice to have accurate information available (obviously there are often last minute emergency changes which are unavoidable, but this does not seem to be the case here). And it is hardly onerous to update a webpage with the correct casting.

Sorry if that sounds peevish, but if they are able to put up youtube clips advertising the event (also I believe with the incorrect casting, at least one of them), you'd think they could put up the current casting.

And I want a chance to see Osipova besides on youtube! :dunno:

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:24 PM

Marga,

Thank you from me too -- for looking into this and getting the correct info.

If they can send out a press release, they certainly can spend five minutes
changing a couple of casting names on their website. Tisk. Tisk.

#14 Marga

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:28 PM

You might (since you seem to know them) suggest to them that it is nice to keep these things updated as not all of us have inside connections.
Sorry if that sounds peevish, but if they are able to put up youtube clips advertising the event (also I believe with the incorrect casting, at least one of them), you'd think they could put up the current casting.

Nadia and Solomon are not computer-literate themselves. They hire out to have the webpages made up. (I've even typed input for them). They do not have someone who comes in regularly to do updates. Presently, they are incredibly busy with the gala as well as preparing the annual school showcases for their two studios. They are very hands-on with the childrens' costumes: collecting costume deposits, deciding the design of each set of costumes, distributing them as they come in, and dealing with hundreds of parents (and their accompanying problems) -- all in addition to mounting the gala at Lincoln Center. As well, Nadia teaches several ballet classes a day, 7 days a week, holds rehearsals and coaches soloists for her student productions (this year, one of them is La Bayadère). The webpage is a back burner item, I'm afraid. As far as the youtube clips are concerned, I took a look, and saw only one which seems to have originated with them. I don't know who put it on youtube nor at who's request, but, again, they (Nadia and Solomon) had no hand in it, personally.

I understand your frustration, though!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:17 PM

Thank you, Marga, for taking the time to do this research for us.


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