Future of the Mariinsky Ballet at the Kennedy Center
Posted 23 February 2011 - 01:39 PM
Hoping that if this comes through, we get at least two weeks and at least one mixed bill.
Posted 23 February 2011 - 01:43 PM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:26 AM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:05 AM
Fokine Triple Bill....Snooze
The Kennedy Center's season is being announced right now by Michael Kaiser. Mariinsky coming back with the previously-toured Fokine Triple Bill (Chopiniana, Firebird, Scheherazade...snooze....) and Bolshoi in Coppelia, a gorgeous production with 'deluxe' sets & costumes.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:21 AM
The '10 year commitment' began in grand style 9 years ago with the Sleeping Beauty-1890 reconstruction and ends in a whimper. No Raymonda? No Flora's Awakening? No Carnaval? No Ondine? No Shurale or Spartacus? No Balanchine Mixed Bill with recent revivals of Scotch Symphony, T&V, Ballet Imperial, etc? No Anna Karenina or Little Humpbacked Horse? (Thank goodness, the latter two are showing in New York this summer.)
As I said on another thread - A chance to $ave after summer 2011 splurges in NY and London, not to mention the just-finished grand works performed in Canada without cuts (Bayadere and Swan Lake). The 1994 Diaghilev Triple Bill? They have to be kidding.
p.s. - Off Topic but, again, under the KennCen umbrella: And all they could muster-up for a return of the POB after so many years is Giselle...a 2-act work that is performed at the KennCen every year by someone (SanFcoBallet last season, Mariinsky recently)? Hopefully the POB will be in other US cities in summer 2012, with other ballets, including (I hope) Sleeping Beauty or Raymonda.
I'll just keep reminding myself "Bolshoi Coppelia - Bolshoi Coppelia - Bolshoi Coppelia."
Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:59 AM
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