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Vishneva To Perform Graham Work at Mariinsky


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#1 abatt

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:23 AM

From NY Times:

http://artsbeat.blog...dance/?ref=arts

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:54 PM

I love this, and it shows what a creative intelligence Vishneva has to think to do it. I bet it will be great.

#3 Batsuchan

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:41 PM

Bravo to Vishneva for using her popularity and stature to introduce "new" styles of dance to Russia!

Here is the full program for the gala on June 23:
http://www.mariinsky...11/6/23/1_2000/

I was surprised to see that Vishneva invited Bolle to dance "Lady of the Camellias" with her. I know Gomes is busy doing "Cinderella" that week, but when have Bolle and Vishneva ever danced together (aside from a "Sleeping Beauty" like 10 years ago)? I'm trying to picture them doing the Act III pas de deux, and I'm failing. Only Marcelo can be Armand to Diana's Marguerite! :wink:

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 10:27 AM

Batsuchan,
Vishneva and Gomes danced "Giselle" here (Saint Petersburg/Mariinsky Theatre) last April during the festival and she has danced the Manon pas (excerpts) with him I believe in Moscow, as well as here, if I'm not mistaken, within the last year or two.

#5 Batsuchan

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 07:00 PM

Batsuchan,
Vishneva and Gomes danced "Giselle" here (Saint Petersburg/Mariinsky Theatre) last April during the festival and she has danced the Manon pas (excerpts) with him I believe in Moscow, as well as here, if I'm not mistaken, within the last year or two.


You're right, Catherine! Vishneva and Gomes did dance "Giselle" at the 2009 Mariinsky festival, and ever since I heard about that performance, I had been dying to see them dance "Giselle" together at the Met--a wish that was finally fulfilled this season. :)

There's a clip on youtube here (starting around 0:45).

Last September, they danced the Act III pas de deux from "Lady of the Camellias" as well as a piece by Mauro Bigonzetti called "Vertigo" (similar to "Duet from Kazimir's Colours").
http://rt.com/art-an...vishneva-prima/

And more recently, in April, they performed the same two pieces at the Tour de Force gala in Orange County.
http://articles.ocre...james-kudelka/2

As you said, they also danced the Manon pas de deux in Moscow too. So clearly they have been dancing all over the world together, which I think is great. As I've mentioned elsewhere, I think they are a fabulous partnership!

Which is part of the reason I was so surprised she chose to bring in Bolle. Obviously Gomes can't be in Russia that week, but she could've danced a different piece with one of her more regular partners from the Mariinsky, or maybe done something else with Malakhov….? Hmm... Hopefully we'll hear how it goes!

#6 Batsuchan

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:34 PM

I don't read Russian, but this article (translated through Google Translate) seems to suggest that there will be a museum exhibition with photos, videos, costumes, etc to celebrate Vishneva's career along with the gala.

http://www.museum.ru...ws.asp?Id=43209

#7 Batsuchan

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:04 PM

I don't read Russian, but this article (translated through Google Translate) seems to suggest that there will be a museum exhibition with photos, videos, costumes, etc to celebrate Vishneva's career along with the gala.

http://www.museum.ru...ws.asp?Id=43209


Here are pictures from the opening (with Vishneva)...
http://foto.rg.ru/gall/0762d4c2?1

...as well as some video footage (a pity I have no clue what they're saying)
http://www.tv100.ru/...ne-lzhet-41931/

And the full program for the gala is up:
http://www.mariinsky...11/6/23/1_2000/

Among those participating in Diana Vishneva’s gala are:
Vladimir Malakhov, Desmond Richardson, Roberto Bolle, Ben Schultz, Svetlana Lunkina, Semyon Chudin, Alina Somova, Sofia Gumerova, Anastasia Matvienko, Yevgenia Obraztsova, Yekaterina Osmolkina, Andrian Fadeyev, Ilya Kuznetsov, Alexander Sergeyev, Konstantin Zverev, Olga Smirnova and Sergei Strelkov


From what I can tell, the last two are not officially in the company yet (not on the website), and might still be students...?

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:35 PM

Waiting for reviews....

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

Olga Smirnova and Sergei Strelkov
From what I can tell, the last two are not officially in the company yet (not on the website), and might still be students...?

From a different thread - they JUST graduated from Vaganova Academy this year, and New Bolshoi Ballet Director Mr. Filin "stole" her for Bolshoi (offering a soloist position) - kudos to Filin (sad that he stopped dancing)
http://balletalert.i...n-performances/

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 11:29 AM

Thanks for the info, YID!

Waiting for reviews....


Hi puppytreats! You can see photos from the gala here:
http://www.kommersan...90&l=1&stpid=21

I know you're curious about how the "Lady of the Camellias" with Bolle went (as I was), but from what I can tell from the text of the article (via GoogleTranslate), it seems that Bolle was not nearly as good a partner for Diana as Marcelo...Can't say I'm surprised though.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 01:45 PM

Thanks for the info, YID!


Waiting for reviews....


Hi puppytreats! You can see photos from the gala here:
http://www.kommersan...90&l=1&stpid=21

I know you're curious about how the "Lady of the Camellias" with Bolle went (as I was), but from what I can tell from the text of the article (via GoogleTranslate), it seems that Bolle was not nearly as good a partner for Diana as Marcelo...Can't say I'm surprised though.


I thought Natalia or someone else from this forum would have reviewed it.

Google translations are so inadequate. I can't imagine the real criticism was that he was too "shy."

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:08 AM

I thought Natalia or someone else from this forum would have reviewed it.
Google translations are so inadequate. I can't imagine the real criticism was that he was too "shy."

Well, not through google translate (but as a native speaker), his acting and dancing ... "was called shy and school-boy like, confessing his forbidden love to his school-master... partners shyness and unreliability in lift caused a problem (acting-wise) for Diana. She, disarmed by (facing) the lack of harassment and pressure from the partner*, had to make a point of accentuating her character's sickness, her semi-fainting condition of a tuberculosis stricken courtesan explained the lacking passion of her lover. And only those lucky ones who saw her dancing this part with passionate Marcelo Gomes, knew what ecstatic dance the benefit was deprived of"...
Malahov was also "not complemented" for performance... too tired too exhosted...
only Desmond was Hurrayed....
The critic also didn't like all the other dancers and recommended just solo galas (difficult to agree with her... though i was not in the audience... but just the overall tone is very not positive ;-))

added afterwards after question "lack of harrasement"
* as the author put it - the character was not politically incorectly demanding on the courtesan, was not pushing any demands on her was not (sexually) harrasing her... that's my understanding of "обезоруженной отсутствием домогательств"

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:53 AM

"Well, not through google translate (but as a native speaker), his acting and dancing ... "was called shy and school-boy like, confessing his forbidden love to his school-master... partners shyness and unreliability in lift caused a problem (acting-wise) for Diana. She, facing the lack of harassment and pressure from the partner,"

What does "lack of harassment and pressure" mean?

I have tried not to be critical of dancers, and I know everyone on this board loves the Marcelo-Diana partnership, but I have not been able to bring myself to look at any MG videos or see MG live because he looks so "slick" in his photographs. Maybe someone can disabuse me of this impression, but it is not inviting to me.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:13 AM

What does "lack of harassment and pressure" mean?

see my edited post above, and bear in mind, the plot of the ballet is based in 19th(?) century, where there was no political (or sexual) correctness idea present...

#15 Batsuchan

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:17 PM

This is pretty belated, but I happened to stumble across a bunch of pics from rehearsals for the gala, so I thought I'd share.

Rehearsal in the studio (with Desmond Richardson, Vladimir Malakhov, Ben Schultz and Roberto Bolle):
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=228059940562439&set=p.228059940562439&type=1&theater#!/media/set/?set=a.212353782133055.46458.100000753049986
(Unfortunately you might need an account to view them.)

On-stage rehearsal with Ben Schultz (for "Errand into the Maze"):
http://gullimar.live...691.html#cutid1

On-stage rehearsal with Desmond Richardson (for "Three point turn"):
http://gullimar.live...110.html#cutid1


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