Mariinsky Ballet in London August 2009Link to Programme and Booking details
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:39 AM
Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:34 AM
On the 28th April Daria Pavlenko is dancing Maria in The Fountains of Bakhchiserai at the Maryinskii Theatre
Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:52 AM
Helene, I agree entirely about liking dancers who look like there "is a brain ticking." These dancers move from the inside, always seeming in charge of their own movement (unless the choreography demands otherwise). You can imagine that there are choices being made.
My impression from watching Somova on video is that there is something marionette-like in her use of limbs and torso. Forces from the OUTSIDE are pulling things out of line -- manipulating her into the positions that have become her trademark. The effect is strangely passive, even weak. This might be especially appealing to someone like Natalia's Japanese businessman, looking forward to unwinding at the end of a long day toiling in a what is still, essentially, a man's world.
Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:22 AM
Somova reminds me of Russian girls who work in bars in Roppongi, Tokyo where Japanese businessmen go after their work. Actually there are quite many of those girls who looks like her.
And I don't know what company is going to sponsor the Mariinsky Japan tour but at the Bolshoi tour, a securities company was the official sponsorso there were many businessmen who were invited as a result of that.
Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:10 AM
Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:37 PM
My uncontested choice would be Tereshkina, but I have never seen Kolegova, have no idea what she's like. To me, Tereshkina is very present in the moment, unlike Lopatkina, who gives the impression of a single interpretation that, down to the last eyelash, does not vary from performance to performance. Lopatkina is fascinating in that regard, definitely worth seeing, but I miss the "aliveness" that Tereshkina brings and makes my experience more satisfying.
I hope that, after you've seen the Swan Lake, you'll let us know whether, cumulatively, we've given you good advice. Meanwhile, I invite you to introduce yourself in our Welcome Forum.
Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:38 PM
Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:28 AM
No, the performance on the 20th will be Irina Golub with Igor Kolb.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:43 AM
[I see that R&J will be danced once between now and the end of May at the Mariinsky, with no casting yet announced - on May 20. Maybe that will be it? But to announce her as leading the London season in a ballet she's never danced?]
Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:27 AM
June 6 will be the very last R&J back home before the London tour, as the Mariinsky website now lists all performances between now and July 31. So either "Ms X" debuts on June 6 or she may be debuting in London, at the start of the tour.
Admirers of Vikharev's reconstructions can take heart that Flora's Awakening will reawaken on June 11. (However, Londoners will still see the 1952 Soviet Beauty, sorry to report.)
p.s. I transfered most of the 'summer happenings news' to a new thread.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:13 AM
Romeo and Juliet:
Juliet : Somova
Romeo : Shklyarov
Juliet : Osmolkina
Romeo : Ivanchenko
August 8 (matinee)
August 8 (evening)
Siegfried Vladimir: Shklyarov
Homage to Balanchine
Symphony in C
Symphony in C
Korsakov has been removed – no replacement yet
Obraztsova has been removed – no replacement yet
Princess Aurora: Obraztsova
Prince Desiré: Kolb
Lilac Fairy: Kondaurova
August 15 (matinee)
Princess Aurora: Tereshkina
Prince Desiré: Vladimir Shklyarov
Lilac Fairy: Vasnetsova
August 15 (evening)
Princess Aurora: Somova
Prince Desiré: Sarafanov
Lilac Fairy: Kondaurova
Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:51 AM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 02:23 AM
Just bought a ticket for the Marinsky in London (mid-August). Seeing "Swan Lake."
I've never seen the Marinsky before (although I do see the Royal Ballet at the Opera House at least once a year. Have business in London).
I'm so excited!
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