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8th Int'l Ballet Festival, Mariinsky Theatre 13-23 March 2008Program and casting


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#1 chiapuris

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:13 AM

I just received this from the ticket office of the Mariinsky Theatre:


VIII International Ballet Festival MARIINSKY
13 - 23 March 2008
Thu, 13 Mar 2008, 19:00
Opening of the VIII International Ballet Festival MARIINSKY
Glass Heart
ballet in two acts
Music: Alexander von Zemlinsky
Choreography: Kirill Simonov (2008)
Irina Golub
Yekaterina Kondaurova
Yana Selina
Islom Baimuradov
Anton Pimonov
Maxim Zyuzin
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
Fri, 14 Mar 2008, 19:00
Glass Heart
ballet in two acts
Music: Alexander von Zemlinsky
Choreography: Kirill Simonov (2008)
Yekaterina Osmolkina
Nadezhda Gonchar
Alina Somova
Anton Pimonov
Alexei Nedviga
Alexei Timofeyev
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
Sat, 15 Mar 2008, 19:00
Swan Lake
fantasy ballet in three acts (four scenes)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
Diana Vishnjova
Jerve Moro
Sun, 16 Mar 2008, 19:00
Swan Lake
Gillian Murphy
Andrian Fadeev
Tue, 18 Mar 2008, 19:00
Swan Lake
Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow)
Danila Korsuntsev
Wed, 19 Mar 2008, 19:00
Swan Lake
Viktorija Tereshkina
Anhel Korejja
Thu, 20 Mar 2008, 19:00
Swan Lake
Tamara Roho
Igor Kolb
Fri, 21 Mar 2008, 19:00
Swan Lake
Ulyana Lopatkina
Roberto Bolle (La Scala, London Royal Ballet)
22 March
Carnaval. For Four. Le Reveil de Flore
Yekaterina Osmolkina
Yevgenia Obraztsova
Andrian Fadeyev
Leonid Sarafanov
Vladimir Shklyarov
Islom Baimuradov
Filipp Stepin

Sun, 23 Mar 2008, 19:00
Close of the VIII International Ballet Festival MARIINSKY
Gala concert With international ballet stars.
Cast to be announced

#2 Rosa

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:55 AM

I don't see Corella listed for the 19th...

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:20 AM

I don't see Corella listed for the 19th...



They wrote his name phonetically: Anhel Korejja

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:27 AM

I don't see Corella listed for the 19th...



They wrote his name phonetically: Anhel Korejja


Ah! Thank you for the clarification. :(

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:09 AM

I'm reposting from a different thread about the Festival:

Am I the only one who thinks that a Festival consisting of multiple showings of the same production of Swan Lake is downright boring? Here you have one of the last great theaters that has a repertory system -- rarely is the same ballet performed twice in a month, hardly ever on two consecutive nights -- 'going Western' for the Festival, the way that the rest of us do it all over the world (block programming)???

I bet that the Kirov corps dancers are hating it -- doing what they have to do on tour...same thing night after night....but now having to do it at home!?

Sounds as if programmers at the K-M Theater are going a bit lazy, IMO.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:58 AM

Am I the only one who thinks that a Festival consisting of multiple showings of the same production of Swan Lake is downright boring? ...............
Sounds as if programmers at the K-M Theater are going a bit lazy, IMO.


I agree with your opening and closing sentences. Not very festive for the corps either.

I would still like to understand the programmers' rationale for this unfestive programming.
As a workshop maybe....

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:58 AM

Am I the only one who thinks that a Festival consisting of multiple showings of the same production of Swan Lake is downright boring?


No, you are not alone. The core conception of this festival didn't meet any enthusiasm among Moscow balletomanes. As a result I for example am skipping this event - the first time in past 8 years. But balletomanes are not numerous, while for most of the tourists Russian ballet=Swan Lake. So this may be a very wise marketing approach of the organizers. Never mind serious creativity goals and other crap of the sort.


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