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Moscow IBC 2009June 10 - 20, Bolshoi Theater


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#1 Natalia

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:50 AM

I've opened up this topic for potential discussion about this, the most prestigious of this year's IBC competitions. Jury includes Vladimir Vasiliev, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, and the perennial Chairman, Yuri Grigorovich.

http://www.russianba...ition/index.htm

Five Mariinsky Ballet dancers are among the competitors in the senior division:

Vladimir Schklyarov (certainly a huge favorite for gold), Ekaterina Ivannikova, Anastasia Nikitina, Alexei Timofeev and Maxim Zuizin

Also competing will be former Mariinsky dancer Artyom Yachmenikov, currently with the Dutch National Ballet, I believe.

Many, many Bolshoi dancers and Bolshoi Academy recent grads will compete in both the senior and junior divisions.

#2 Helene

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:58 AM

Would the City Center programs have transliterated Zuizin into what I remember as Zyuzyn or Zyuzin? (Maybe Zuyzin? I just remember "y"s) If so, I remember liking him very much, and I wish him the best of luck, although Schklyarov will be formidable competition, deservedly so.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:07 AM

I've opened up this topic for potential discussion about this, the most prestigious of this year's IBC competitions. Jury includes Vladimir Vasiliev, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, and the perennial Chairman, Yuri Grigorovich.

http://www.russianba...ition/index.htm

Five Mariinsky Ballet dancers are among the competitors in the senior division:

Vladimir Schklyarov (certainly a huge favorite for gold), Ekaterina Ivannikova, Anastasia Nikitina, Alexei Timofeev and Maxim Zuizin

Also competing will be former Mariinsky dancer Artyom Yachmenikov, currently with the Dutch National Ballet, I believe.

Many, many Bolshoi dancers and Bolshoi Academy recent grads will compete in both the senior and junior divisions.

Are there any American dancers participating?

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:19 AM

I think Artyom Yachmennikov left the Dutch National Ballet last season and joined the Bolshoi ballet.

#5 Natalia

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:19 AM

Bingham, the USA dancers are:

Seniors -

США (USA)
60. Тарасина Маси (transliterated "Tarasina Masi") - checking the web, she appears to be from an organization called "USA Ballet" in Bloomington, IL. Has a younger sister, Tatiana, who also does the competition circuit.


Juniors -

США
27. Кадов Эмили ("Emily Kadov" or "Kadow") - I remember this name from YAGP 2008...bronze medal, older division
28. Шиллер Ханна ("Hannah Schiller") - top 12 finalists, 2009 YAGP finals, older division

Also, there is one contestant from the Philippines - a junior:

ФИЛИППИНЫ
34. Канделария Жан Паоло ("Jean Paolo Candelaria") :wink:

#6 Natalia

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:24 AM

Helene, re. Zuizin - He was extremely promising 3-4 years ago then has gotten a bit of a reputation for being somewhat "lazy." I saw him in trios and secondary pdd's recently -- such as Swan Lake A1 pas de trois -- and he is not quite what he was in '05/06 but still a very fine dancer. He needs a bit more fire and 'get-up-and-go.'

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:06 PM

..... "Tarasina Masi") - checking the web, she appears to be from an organization called "USA Ballet" in Bloomington, IL. Has a younger sister, Tatiana, who also does the competition circuit.

The parents of the two sisters are the artistic director, choreographer, and founders of USA Ballet, a touring company, as well as the principal dancers. Tarasina Masi also choreographs for the company.

USA Ballet

Tarasina Masi

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:28 PM

27. Кадов Эмили ("Emily Kadov" or "Kadow") - I remember this name from YAGP 2008...bronze medal, older division


Oh, I know Miss Kadow...she is the sister of Kate Kadow, currently with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami. Last december Emily came over and danced Clara in the Company production of The Nutcracker, while her older sister danced the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 01:03 PM

Does anyone know if the Americans (Emily Kadow, Hannah Schiller) or Canadian Alys Shee made it to final round?

#10 Natalia

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:00 AM

Does anyone know if the Americans (Emily Kadow, Hannah Schiller) or Canadian Alys Shee made it to final round?


They have! The following link to names of the 21 Jrs who made it to Round III is in Russian but Shee, Kadow and Schiller are there:

http://www.russianba...n/mlgr3tur.html

The list of senior finalists has yet to be posted in my source, Russian Ballet magazine. Among the seniors, most of the 'top suspects' made it through to Round II at least (Schklyarov, Ivannikova, Nikitina of Mariinsky, Zagrebin of Bolshoi, etc.). However, Artyom Yachmennikov (ex-Mariinsky & Dutch Ballet, now Bolshoi) did not, which is a bit of a shocker unless he decided at the last minute not to compete. Oh -- and Maxim Zyuzin of the Mariinsky did not make it through to Rnd II either.

Round II -- the finals -- takes place tomorrow, July 18. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 20, before the final gala.

One award has already been announced. The top award for best choreography went to a Mariinsky dancer/choreographer, Yuri Smekalov (formerly of the Eifman troupe). No details on the title of the work and name of competing performer...although I would assume that it's one of the Mariinsky's entries.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:22 AM

Maxim Zyuzin did not actually compete, according to various Russian posting boards, because the competition ruled that at almost 27 (the age limit is seemingly 27) he wouldn't be allowed to. He still danced as the non-competing partner of Anastasia Nikitina. Results of Round II are available again on some boards, but only the Junior ones are on the competition's website (in Russian). Will post the Senior ones if there is an official source...

It is also said that Yuri Smelakov won the choreography competition for "Parting", the duet he created for Evgenia Obraztsova and Vladimir Shklyarov and which he danced with Obraztsova during the competition.

#12 Natalia

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 06:47 AM

Results are up and our American and Canadian junior ladies won prizes!

http://www.russianba...mlgrrezult.html


Hannah Schiller (USA) and Alys Shee (Canada) share the Silver Medal, while Emily Kadow (USA) shares the bronze with Russia's Xenia Zhiganshina. The Women's Jr Gold was won by Russia's Anastasia Sovolyova (from Bolshoi's affiliated school), while another Russian, Angelina Vorontsova, won in the Duets category, juniors. [The angelic-faced Vorontsova is highly touted, having won gold medals in a number of Russian competitions in '08. Definitely one to watch. Currently with Moscow's Stanislavsky troupe, I believe.] Congrats to all of them.

Congrats, too, to the Mariinsky's young superstar, Vladimir Schklyarov, for having won the top Senior gold medal, in the Solos category! Other Mariinsky dancers earning prizes: Ekaterina Ivannikova (diploma for female duet) and Alexei Timofeev (diploma for male duet). Too bad that the highly-touted Anastasia Nikitina (a 'junior Somova type' who we saw in DC earlier this year) did not nab a prize; she must have over-extended herself.

Also - the Bolshoi's great up-and-coming male soloist and the protege of Nikolai Tsiskaridze -- Artyom Ovcharenko -- won a special partnering prize. Washingtonians may remember Ovcharenko as the leader of the Paquita Grand Pas in the 2008 Proteges II program. The 2nd male dancer in that Proteges II Paquita program at the Kennedy Center -- Dimitri Zagrebin of the Bolshoi -- won the Sr Men's Gold Medal in the Duet Category.

Maria Semenyachenko of Russia won the Sr Gold medal, Solo division, among the senior ladies.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:11 AM

Too bad that the highly-touted Anastasia Nikitina (a 'junior Somova type' who we saw in DC earlier this year) did not nab a prize; she must have over-extended herself.


Nice one, Natalia. :clapping: :D

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:26 AM

Natalia: I was wondering what "Diploma" means.

#15 Natalia

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:47 AM

Natalia: I was wondering what "Diploma" means.


"Diploma" is like "Honorable Mention." These competitors not only made it to the Finals but received an Honorable Mention but not a medal.

Mashinka - Sorry but I just could not help myself...those hyper-extended gals... :D


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