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#1 abatt

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:49 AM

The casting is up on the Kennedy Center website., as follows:


PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)
Tue., Feb. 16 & Fri., Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Spartacus: Ivan Vasiliev
Crassus: Alexander Volchkov
Phrygia: Nina Kaptsova
Aegina: Svetlana Zakharova

Wed., Feb. 17 & Sat., Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Spartacus: Pavel Dmitrichenko
Crassus: Yury Baranov
Phrygia: Anna Nikulina
Aegina: Maria Alexandrova

Thu., Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Spartacus: Egor Khromushin
Crassus: Andrey Merkuriev
Phrygia: Marianna Ryzhkina
Aegina: Ekaterina Shipulina

#2 Waelsung

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:30 PM

Hmmmmm.... I wonder if this means that The Kings of Dance scheduled for NY City Center on Feb. 19 will happen without Vasiliev. I'm furious :pinch:

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:36 PM

Hmmmmm.... I wonder if this means that The Kings of Dance scheduled for NY City Center on Feb. 19 will happen without Vasiliev. I'm furious :pinch:


Hmmm...Vasiliev was never scheduled for the Kings of Dance, at least not the City Center version. Why are you furious?

#4 Helene

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:10 PM

Maybe my bank account is lucky that I'll be doing Olympics-related things in Vancouver in February, because it would be mega-tempting to travel to DC for a Merkuriev Crassus during a time when it will take a king's ransom to get in and out of the city.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 10:59 AM

I'm glad to see Zakharova is coming this year. I've never seen her in person before.

#6 Waelsung

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 07:09 PM

Hmmm...Vasiliev was never scheduled for the Kings of Dance, at least not the City Center version. Why are you furious?


Wasn't he? I was under impression he was and bought my ticket just to see him. Must be one of the senior moments - I've been having those a lot lately:)

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:36 PM

According to the Kennedy Center website, Shipulina is replaced by Ekaterina Krysanova as Aegina for the Thu., Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m. performances.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 06:48 AM

as per Russian site of Bolshoi
http://www.bolshoi.r...x.php?id26=1430
It'll be Ruben Muradian (?) dancing on 18th and 20th of Feb, and not Egor Khromushin.
and it'll be Maria Allash, and not Zaharova on 16th, 19th and 21st.
And the Bolshoi site lists Krysanova, no Shipulina.
No English equivalent of the announcement, but wanted to let you know

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:31 AM

as per Russian site of Bolshoi
http://www.bolshoi.r...x.php?id26=1430
It'll be Ruben Muradian (?) dancing on 18th and 20th of Feb, and not Egor Khromushin.
and it'll be Maria Allash, and not Zaharova on 16th, 19th and 21st.
And the Bolshoi site lists Krysanova, no Shipulina.
No English equivalent of the announcement, but wanted to let you know



I'm disappointed that Zakharova is not appearing.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:11 AM

as per Russian site of Bolshoi
http://www.bolshoi.r...x.php?id26=1430
It'll be Ruben Muradian (?) dancing on 18th and 20th of Feb, and not Egor Khromushin.
and it'll be Maria Allash, and not Zaharova on 16th, 19th and 21st.
And the Bolshoi site lists Krysanova, no Shipulina.
No English equivalent of the announcement, but wanted to let you know



I'm disappointed that Zakharova is not appearing.


Me too, very disappointed. Maria Allash is not one of my favorites, in fact I'd prefer Shipulina. Krysanova ia a young dancer that I LOVE but I've always thought of her as very lyrical, more of a Phrygia than an Aegina. Alexandrova would be my pick for Aegina however it's the 2 main men's roles that make or break Spartacus so I wouldn't be too concerned about who's cast as Aegina.

YID - thanks for letting us know!

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I am soooo bummed! I was so excited to see Zakharova dance live for the first time. As long as I still get to see Vasiliev, I won't totally freak out just yet. I knew the dream cast was too good to be true :-(

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:54 AM

According to the LA Times, Zakharova is injured:
http://latimesblogs....-trip-here.html

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:04 AM

It offends me when Zakharova is called a 'prima ballerina'. She is clearly nothing of the sort.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:43 AM

It offends me when Zakharova is called a 'prima ballerina'. She is clearly nothing of the sort.


It offends me because the title was never applied to a number of much greater greater artists of the Kirov/Maryinsky ballet or indeed the Bolshoi Ballet.

Of course there are moments in Zakharova performances that one cannot help but recognise her physical/technical achievements. However it is my experience that Zakharova attracts fans and not balletomanes.

#15 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 05:15 AM

It offends me when Zakharova is called a 'prima ballerina'. She is clearly nothing of the sort.


It offends me because the title was never applied to a number of much greater greater artists of the Kirov/Maryinsky ballet or indeed the Bolshoi Ballet.

Of course there are moments in Zakharova performances that one cannot help but recognise her physical/technical achievements. However it is my experience that Zakharova attracts fans and not balletomanes.



Well well, you are easily offended then :) . With both your experience as veteran balletgoers you should be able to understand that this is nothing more than newspaper hype, "prima ballerina" meaning foremost ballerina of this or that company - which, like it or not, she is.

And yes, all the American appearances have been cancelled, according to Svetlana Zakharova's website.


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