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Viengsay Valdes, Primera Bailarinaand now at the Mariinsky Festival.


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#1 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:22 PM

Viengsay Valdes. Love it or hate it, but what superb technique. She will be the second bailarina ever to perform in Russia, Mme. Alonso being the first in the late 50's. I wish my cubanita the best...
Vi...you know we love you and we'll be following and clapping your russian echoes from all over the world, and yes... MAKE THAT THEATER TREMBLE WITH YOUR QUITERIA!!! :devil: :ermm: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
Natalia...I can't wait for your report.

Here's some background.

Giselle’s solo Act I
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
The Dying Swan
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
Black Swan Act III variation/coda

DQ Kitri’s entrance/Dulcinea variation
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
SL Act II Odette’s solo/Coda/transformation

as Medora in Le Corsaire
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

#2 Natalia

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:09 PM

Thanks, cubanmiamiboy! I cannot wait for tonight. At yesterday afternoon's rehearsal, Viengsay had the Mariinsky corps in TOTAL AWE of her balances and multiple quad-triple-quad-triple,etc,etc. fouettes sequences.

The house is going to rock tonight!!!!!

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:40 PM

[size=7]YUUUUMMMM!!!![/size] :devil:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:50 PM

Thanks, cubanmiamiboy! I cannot wait for tonight. At yesterday afternoon's rehearsal, Viengsay had the Mariinsky corps in TOTAL AWE of her balances and multiple quad-triple-quad-triple,etc,etc. fouettes sequences.

The house is going to rock tonight!!!!!

Who's her Basilio...? (I wonder if they will do Alonso's overhead throws and fish dives...)

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:58 PM

It is Sarafanov, who is not very tall...but he has become stronger in the lifting department so, who knows???

At least he is a VIRTUOSO and SHOWPERSON with loads of charisma, so I bet that they will lift each other to great heights and we in the audience will definitely egg them on...CUBAN STYLE wild audience tonight, for sure. I may be a Puerto Rican but I will definitely open my Cuban-style big mouth tonight! :devil:

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:24 AM

Dear Vi:
Congrats for your recent success at the Mariinsky. I'm sure all Cubans-(and others too of course)-are truly proud of your Kitri. Keep those balances up !!!
:D :lol: :P

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:01 AM

Reviews and discussion of Valdes' peformance will be found on the Mariinsky Festival thread,
HERE


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