BOLERO: Ballerinas and Ice Skating Champions
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:02 AM
Head judge (the 'Simon' of the judges?) will be Vladimir Vasiliev. Other judges incl Gediminas Taranda and, from the skating world, Tatyana Navka and super-coach Tamara Moskvina.
Emcee is Ilze Liepa; famous journalist and author Vladimir Pozner will conduct interviews.
Choreographers for the weekly show include Nacho Duato and Radu Poklitaru.
The dancer-skater partnerships will be:
Moscow's 'Team Ilya Averbukh' -
Alexei Yagudin ('02 Oly Men's champ) with Kristina Kretova (Stanislavsky )
Maxim Marinin ('06 Oly Prs champ) with Natalia Somova (Staniskavsky )
Roman Kostomarov ('06 Oly ice-dance champ...w/ Navka, one of the show's judges...hmmmmm) with Natalia Osipova (Bolshoi Ballet)
Maxim Shabalin (multi World ice-dance champ) with Ekaterina Krysanova (Bolshoi Ballet)
St. P's 'Team Farukh Ruzimatov' -
Maxim Stavisky (multi World ice-dance champ) with Evgenia Obraztsova (Mariinsky 1st soloist & Moscow guest-fave)
Alexei Tikhonov ('00 World pairs champ) with Vera Arbuzova (ex-Eifman prima, now w/ Mikhailovsky)
Peter Tchernichev (US ice-dance champ, orig. fm Russia) with Irina Perren (Mikhailovsky prima)
Povilas Vanagas (Lith ice-dance champ, World medalist) and Yulia Makhalina (!!!Mariinsky Principal!!!)
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:38 AM
It appears like all of the dancing will be on land (on a stage) and not at an ice rink, thank goodness. We don't want Obraztsova and our other favorite Russian ballerinas injured, do we?
Russian Channel 1 is carried by COMCAST cable in several US markets. For ex., in the Washington, DC, area, it is channel #654. I'm fairly sure that it is carried by other U.S. cable providers, e.g., I saw it & other Russian-lang channels on Direct-TV in an Arlington, VA, home.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:36 AM
Skating is a small world.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:49 AM
They of the much-discussed "Aboriginal Dance" costume with war paint and foliage.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:54 AM
All pairs and ice dance couples practice their lifts extensively on land before they transfer them to ice -- oddly, one of the things they never show in the behind-the-scenes videos, and possible never do?, on "Battle of the Blades" -- and their lifts have a lot of momentum even before they get to the ice, so the men have more experience in this than any of the non-experts in other ice or dance competitions.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:43 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:26 PM
That couple? Wow!
Skating may be a tiny world, but dance is pretty damn small too.
And yes, the trailer is quite hot.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:18 PM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:59 PM
I am a little worried about Maxim Shabalin's knee. It was completely thrashed by the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Bone on bone knee scraping, limping away from the ice, just made you wince to learn about it. I hope he's had surgery and a lot of rehab! Roman Kostomarov is incredibly magnetic to watch. Maxim Stavisky got into legal trouble in Bulgaria for a fatal car crash - he was driving after drinking alcohol. Hopefully this show is some rehab of a different sort (his reputation).
I think the Russian station is available on my cable, but I would have to pay extra for it. Will check into it, though.
Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:03 AM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:17 PM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:29 AM
Kristina Kretova (ex-Kremlin/ex-Stanislavsky; recent move to Bolshoi) & her partner seem to be garnering the highest scores from the jury so far. They got a perfect '80' from the jury, as did the team of Osipova and Kostomarov. Arbuzova, Krysanova and their respective partners don't seem to be doing so well; both ballerinas seemed genuinely upset as they listened to jurors.
My favorite of the 8 routines last week was that of Yulia Makhalina & Povilas Vanagas, as a couple who 'come to life' from a photograph in an antique frame. [They scored close to 80...77 or 78, I think.] The jury & audience went crazy. If somebody would upload it from YouTube, I would be so grateful. It absolutely breaks the mold on Makhalina...she's so 'fresh' and 'loose' here - not uptight.
Osipova & Kostomarov danced a dramatic piece about a modern-day couple that breaks up, ending with Osipova letting go of a tea cup & saucer, which smash on the ground. Obraztsova & her overweight partner performed a very cute tango-like number; I'm not sure that she got the best of partners but she herself is dancing beautifully.
The entire show is filmed in Kekhman's Mikhailovsky Theater, St. P...with wild-crazy lighting effects. The jurors pontificate from theTsars Box. Vasiliev and skting coach Moskvina are the 'Simons'; skater Navka is the ditzy-pretty 'Carrie Ann' and Taranda is the 'looney Bruno' of the bunch. Emcee Ilze Liepa looks gorgeous! This was filmed in September, by the way, so it's not 'in real time,' like DWTS in the US.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:56 PM
Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:05 AM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:50 AM
Irina Perren (Mikhailovsky Ballet) & Peter Tchernichev in a duet by Duato:
A GORGEOUS Evgenia Obraztsova (Mariinsky Ballet) and Maxim Stavisky in 'Assasin's Tango' by Yuri Smekalov:
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