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

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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

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

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

They wrote his name phonetically: Anhel Korejja

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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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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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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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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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