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Andrian Fadeev new AD of this company

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*As Fadeev is currently also a Principal at the Mariinsky, I'm double-posting in the subfora of both troupes*

Russian newspaper announces appointment of Mariinsky Principal, Andrian Fadeev, as the Artistic Director of the Leonid Jacobson Ballet (ex-Choreographic Minitatures/Leningrad State Academic Ballet...which tours overseas as St. Petersburg State Ballet).

http://www.fontanka.ru/2011/03/22/104/

Until recently, this troupe was led by Yuri Petukhov and, before that, Askold Makarov (and many famous people before Makarov, incl Jacobson himself, through Jacobson was not the founder).

http://www.jacobsonb...om/en/repertory

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The man who Fadeev replaced, Yuri Petukhov, has not gone quietly, as per Russian news reports, such as this:

http://www.fontanka.ru/2011/03/31/115/

Something about Petukhov alleging that he was shoved out and Fadeev installed to deflect attention from some land-grabbing deal in which the old historic Jacobssen Theater will be razed to make room for a restaurant. That would be sad. I've been to the troupe's HQs and have seen the little jewel-box carriage house in the courtyard that was turned into a theater.

Fadeev probably had no idea about this, if it is true...and, as so often happens in Russia (and elsewhere), it may not be true. :)

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