Vaganova Academy Graduation Performances
Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:13 AM
Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:51 AM
Posted 21 October 2011 - 01:00 PM
Alexandra Somova wasn’t hired by the *Mariinsky, nor any of the following Petersburg companies: The Mikhailovsky, The Tkachine Ballet (St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre), Leonid Jacobson’s company, Boris Eifman, or the Hermitage. *(Mariinsky site was upgraded/reconfigured Tuesday).
From what I know Alexandra Somova is in Mariinsky but website doesn't confirm that.
http://www.spbt.ru/o...sts22/?lang=eng (Tkachine & Kolesnikova’s troupe)
http://rus-ballet.co...tic-corps-1.htm (The Hermitage troupe).
Meanwhile in Moscow, Filin is beginning to push Olga Smirnova forward. Her debut performance with the company was in the pas de trois in “Swan Lake” on October 14:
She danced the second variation in the Grand Pas Espagnole to Obraztsova’s Bolshoi debut as Kitri in the “Don Q” reconstruction last Sunday, October 16:
Smirnova makes her debut as Myrtha in “Giselle” on Nov. 6. This will be her first major assignment:
After this, she’s cast as a maid of honor in the premiere of the new production of “Sleeping Beauty,” (Grigorovich’s version, with new scenery and costumes) on November 18. This will be Zakharova and David Hallberg's performance:
Then Smirnova will upgrade to her debut as Lilac Fairy for Ekaterina Krysanova & Semyon Chudin's performance, November 24:
Posted 21 October 2011 - 01:31 PM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:15 AM
I could picture her dancing the Panaderos of Raymonda! Hopefully she'll get into a company.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:30 AM
She was hired by a company in St Petersburg, and the best company.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:54 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:22 AM
Thank you for posting this. Not the best I have seen unfortunately. ....
Vrsfanatic, that's why I think that this variation -- albeit classical -- does a better job in showing her character-dance qualities. She has grown and seems to fit more of the character mold...Marie Petipa roles.
Alexandra Somova, in her own words, said that she is dancing now for Mariinsky Ballet.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:32 PM
I find it strange that Shapran went to dance corps in this company... but there you are!
Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:08 AM
Smirnova looks more Bolshoi than Mariinsky! I find it strange that Shapran went to dance corps in this company... but there you are!
According to the Stanislavsky Ballet twitter person Shapran is actually a soloist with the theatre. (in a reply to bellafigura's twitter, the stanislavsky twitter said that although she is listed in the corps she is actually a soloist "Some of the dancers listed as Artists on the website are actually soloists.")
Since Zelensky is now the director of both the Stanislavsky and Novosibrisk theatres, Shapran danced Sugar Plum in the Novosibrisk Nucracker on 23 dec.
She is also scheduled to participate in a moscow/petersburg gala alongside dancers like obtrasova, matvienkos, krysanova, osipova/vasiliev.
She is also supposedly rehearsing Lacotte's Sylphide.
Smirnova recently danced the Thais pdd with Chudin at the Bolshoi gala to honour Roland Petit.
Both young woman seem to be eagerly pushed by their respective theatres (perhaps thats why they chose to leave St Petersburg). Hopefully in the not too distant future both Shapran and Smirnova with their very different styles/talent well be able to make their mark.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:45 AM
I can't seem to find out how to embed a video in my post, so here's a simple link to the video.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:36 AM
PART I: In honor of the 140th Birthday of Alexander Gorsky: Revival of the Underwater Scene of The Little Humpacked Horse (chor. Gorsky, staged by Yuri Burlaka/music by Pugni, Drigo & Asafiev)
Water Goddess - Olga Smirnova
Water God - Nikita Nazarov
Ocean & Two Pearls pas de trois - Takano Enen, Arina Varentseva & Ksenia Ananieva
Two Corals - Yulia Kobatova & Anastasia Asaben
Little fish/sea urchins - ensemble of students
Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:21 AM
I'm interested if Shapran ever danced LHH because in a Dancing Times review of the graduation performances Igor Stupinikov cited her as "splendid" in this piece. To the best of my knowledge she did not perform this role but I am wondering if she danced it at a rehearsal, or at another performance? Thanks
Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:59 AM
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