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Giselle At the Kennedy Center - Feb 2011


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#31 YID

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:59 AM

NYSusan,
Vladimir Shklyarov is listed with Shirinkina for Sunday for Peasant PDD (and they rehearsed yesterday - i didn't ask which piece). Didn't bring the brochure with me - it may have been Aleksei Timofeyev. http://www.mariinsky...ers4/timofeyev/
Lopatkina & Chistyakova's names were in the hotel roster ;-)) see you all there (at Kennedy Head?)

#32 Natalia

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:18 PM

....Lopatkina & Chistyakova's names were in the hotel roster ;-)) see you all there (at Kennedy Head?)


Kennedy Head sounds good to me...before each show. Vadim is also coming to the Sat night show (hopefully Lopatkina - fingers crossed).

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:54 PM

Saw Hallberg in the audience last night (was told he rehearses SL for Mariinsky's festival).



So, he will perform in St. Petersburg? When will the festival be held?

#34 Natalia

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:01 PM

...So, he will perform in St. Petersburg? When will the festival be held?


Here is the list of dates for various upcoming festivals at the MT:
http://www.mariinsky...fest_2010_2011/

So far, we know only that the ballet festival in mid-April will include a Swan Lake with Hallberg -- presumably partnering one of the four ballerinas who is here in DC this week -- and the company premiere of Preljocaj's modern 1-act (long act) work for POB, Le Parc. A while back, it was thought that this year's festival novelty would be the company premiere of Balanchine's Midsummer Night's Dream but nothing more has been heard about this since last fall, so perhaps that dream died or is on hold. Le Parc will be the big full-evening premiere, with Vishneva leading one of the casts and Terioshkina the other one (so far - may change, as things do so often at the MT).

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:31 PM

I wonder if there would be any chance that he would perform with Lopatkina. They'd make a wonderful couple.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:06 PM


...So, he will perform in St. Petersburg? When will the festival be held?


Here is the list of dates for various upcoming festivals at the MT:
http://www.mariinsky...fest_2010_2011/

So far, we know only that the ballet festival in mid-April will include a Swan Lake with Hallberg -- presumably partnering one of the four ballerinas who is here in DC this week -- and the company premiere of Preljocaj's modern 1-act (long act) work for POB, Le Parc. A while back, it was thought that this year's festival novelty would be the company premiere of Balanchine's Midsummer Night's Dream but nothing more has been heard about this since last fall, so perhaps that dream died or is on hold. Le Parc will be the big full-evening premiere, with Vishneva leading one of the casts and Terioshkina the other one (so far - may change, as things do so often at the MT).


I don't know if this is the right place to continue this discussion (so feel free to move!) but Ashley Bouder wrote on her twitter she'd be doing Don Quixote with Denis Matvienko (wasn't she supposed to do a DonQ a year or so ago and couldn't make it because of injury?) and that Cojocaru/Kobborg would be doing a Giselle. A look on Alina's website confirms her date for the 23rd and the gala on the 24th.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:26 PM

Lopatkina & Chistyakova's names were in the hotel roster ;-))


Thats what I was hoping to hear!!!!

See you at the Kennedy Head pre-show

#38 Natalia

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:55 AM


Lopatkina & Chistyakova's names were in the hotel roster ;-))


Thats what I was hoping to hear!!!!....


Yes, excellent sleuthing by YID. Going above and beyond the call of duty, in the name of Terpsichore. (ha-ha)

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:56 PM

Does anyone know more about the extra variation that Mr. Shklyarov danced tonight in the first act? Whose music is this? Who choreographed this variation and when? Who danced it first? Why is Mr. Shklyarov including it in his performances whereas other Mariinsky Albrechts do not?

#40 Natalia

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:23 AM

Does anyone know more about the extra variation that Mr. Shklyarov danced tonight in the first act? Whose music is this? Who choreographed this variation and when? Who danced it first? Why is Mr. Shklyarov including it in his performances whereas other Mariinsky Albrechts do not?


If you read YID's post above -- Feb. 9 of Tuesday's dress rehearsal -- she wrote:

"Shklyarov (who will add an additional vatiation in Act 1, once composed by Sergeev and once danced years ago - he danced it so flawlessly & impressively during the Dress Rehearsal)..."

Konstantin Sergeyev, 1940s. Why? Because he wishes to do so, just as Terioshkina, among the 2009 Kitris at the Kennedy Center, elected to dance Dudinskaya's own ultra-difficult Dulcinea Variation in the Dream Scene of DON Q. I believe that the music to which Schklyarov danced is the same as is included in the middle of Act I of the 1960s Richard Bonynge recording of the score, which is supposed to be the 'pure all-Adam' version...but I need to find my CD of that recording and check.

#41 Natalia

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:42 AM

Saturday night and Sunday's (matinee) performances -- Lopatkina and Vishneva, respectively -- are now completely sold out, according to the KennCen web:

http://www.kennedy-c...ent&event=BLBSF

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:13 AM

Saturday night and Sunday's (matinee) performances -- Lopatkina and Vishneva, respectively -- are now completely sold out, according to the KennCen web:

http://www.kennedy-c...ent&event=BLBSF

Well, Friday night & Sat 1:30 doen't have the "sold out" tags yet. but if you click on the tickets & availablitily - all categories are SOLD OUT.....
Responding on the variation - the performer himself told that it's the original music of Adam and used to be danced, then got dropped. He prefers to dance it since Albreht doesn't have a lot of dancing in Act 1, and because it's a good variation.
Well, some dancers go an extra mile (dance an extra variation ;-)) for sake of art. Looking forward to seeing it again.

#43 Ilya

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:08 AM

Natalia and YID---thanks a lot for your explanations!

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:35 AM

Does anyone know more about the extra variation that Mr. Shklyarov danced tonight in the first act? Whose music is this? Who choreographed this variation and when? Who danced it first? Why is Mr. Shklyarov including it in his performances whereas other Mariinsky Albrechts do not?

This solo also can be seen in Sergeyev's Class Concert (From Landet to Vaganova), for example here at 3:50 danced by three Vaganova students.
Shklyarov must like additional solos - he also danced solo at the end of first scene of Swan Lake, which wasn't dance neither by Zaklinsky, nor Zelensky, nor Korsuntsev in commercial recordings.

#45 Natalia

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:45 AM

....Responding on the variation - the performer himself told that it's the original music of Adam and used to be danced, then got dropped. He prefers to dance it since Albreht doesn't have a lot of dancing in Act 1, and because it's a good variation.
Well, some dancers go an extra mile (dance an extra variation ;-)) for sake of art. Looking forward to seeing it again.


Then the music is most likely from the 'Maria Gorshenkova PDD' that Minkus wrote for the 1884 Imperial Mariinsky version of GISELLE (and used by Arpino for his "L'Air d'Esprit" in the 1970s). The PDD was choreographed by Petipa but parts were re-choreographed in Soviet times by Konstantin Sergeyev. It was performed by the Kirov-Mariinsky until 1978, when the current version by Yuri Slonimsky-after-Petipa (which tries to restore the full 1841 Adam+Burgmuller score...as Burgmuller's 'Peasant Pas' was indeed in the 1841 original Paris production) premiered.

Minkus' 1884 "Gorshenkova PDD" is NOT in the Richard Bonynge GISELLE CD, which restores the complete 1841 Adam/Burgmuller score, although the Bonynge includes the often-cut 'Pas des Vendages' from Act 1 that Nureyev used for the Bavarian Ballet version. To hear Minkus' "Gorshenkova PDD" one must go to the 1967 LP recording of GISELLE by the Bolshoi Orchestra, which has never been issued on CD.

Tomorrow afternoon I hope to see Shklyarov dance this variation, so I should be able to definitively identify the music....be it 'Gorshenkova PDD' or 'Vendages' or something else.

ADDED:
Bianca, I just saw the YouTube LANDET TO VAGANOVA film. If that's what Shklyarov dances in the current GISELLE, then it's by Drigo...hence, "none of the above"! (Sergeyev must have added this one variation to the Gorshenkova PDD, I'm guessing...or maybe Sergeyev created the steps to this variation specifically for LANDE TO VAGANOVA and Shklyarov requested that he be allowed to add it to GISELLE?) Can't wait for tomorrow afternoon's performance.


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