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#1 Paul Parish

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:25 PM

Teri McCollum has posted this on her website Odette's Ordeal:

BIG (Bolshoi!) Ballet News: Most of us will be able to see David Hallberg's debut with the Bolshoi on Sunday 11/20 simulcast LIVE and in HD! As the 1st U.S. dancer to join the Bolshoi as a Principal dancer, David's debut in 'The Sleeping Beauty' will be aired in select cinemas nationwide as part of Emerging Pictures' 'Ballet in Cinema' series! 100's of screens have been added to the nearly 300 screens that are already part of the Emerging Pictures Network. Mark your calendars!

Here's the Press Release:

http://www.dcinemato...spx?newsID=2551
ttp://www.facebook.com/insights/?sk=po_158238107542677&ref=pdem#!/pages/Odettes-Ordeal/158238107542677)



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#2 little-junkie

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:25 AM

Thanks!!

#3 Natalia

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:27 AM

The Bolshoi website now shows detailed casting for that November 20th performance. Kapsova & Ovcharenko in Bluebird pdd sounds fantastic. We even get Olga Smirnova as one of Aurora's maids of honor...but not her Lilac Fairy, which debuts a couple of days later.

Characters
20.11.2011 19:00
Main Stage

King Florestan XIV
Andrei Sitnikov

The Queen
Kristina Karasyova

Princess Aurora
Svetlana Zakharova

Prince Desire
David Hallberg

Catalabutte
Alexei Loparevich

Foreign Princes seeking Aurora's hand in marriage
Karim Abdullin
Pavel Dmitrichenko
Vladislav Lantratov

Maids of Honour
Daria Bochkova
Yulia Grebenshchikova
Yulia Lunkina
Olga Marchenkova
Svetlana Pavlova
Maria Prorvich
Olga Smirnova
Angelina Vlashinets

Pages of Lilac Fairy's Suite
Batyr Annadurdyev
Maxim Oppengeym
Denis Rodkin
Alexander Vodopetov
Klim Yefimov
Dmitry Yefremov

Duchess
Olga Suvorova

Galifron, the tutor
Yegor Simachev

Peasant Dance
Anna Antropova
Alexander Vodopetov

Evil Fairy Carabosse
Denis Savin

Lilac Fairy
Maria Allash

Fairies of Kindness:
Tenderness (Candid)
Daria Khokhlova

Carelessness
(Fleur-de-farine)
Chinara Alizade

Generosity
(Breadcrumb scattering Fairy)
Xenia Kern

Playfulness
(Twittering canary)
Anastasia Stashkevich

Audacity
(Violent)
Yelena Andrienko


Fairy of Jewels:
of Diamonds
Anna Leonova

of Sapphires
Yanina Parienko

of Gold
Maria Vinogradova

of Silver
Anna Tikhomirova


Fairy Tales Characters:
White Pussycat
Yulia Lunkina

Puss in Boots
Igor Tsvirko

Princess Florine
Nina Kaptsova

Blue Bird
Artem Ovcharenko

Little Red Riding Hood
Anastasia Stashkevich

Grey Wolf
Alexei Koryagin

Cinderella
Daria Khokhlova

Prince Fortune
Karim Abdullin


#4 EricHG31

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:43 PM

Great news--I'm excited to see this, I do like some aspects of Grigorovich's production a lot (and love that they include the Cinderella number), and Virsaladze's designs have badly dated (I prefer his for the old Kirov production much more than the more abstract Bolshoi ones)--so I'm curious to see the new design. Though it's too bad they didn't decide to get the oMariinsky reconstruction...

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 01:10 AM

they need more fairies. 11 is not nearly enough. (she types, tongue firmly in cheek)

#6 Natalia

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:02 AM

...so I'm curious to see the new design. ...


Hey, Eric, I'll let you in on a little secret. You most likely HAVE seen the so-called 'new' Bolshoi designs already. They are simply the POB's rococco-ish designs from the late 1990s! The same designs that La Scala borrowed in 2000.

They are lovely but they are not new. :)

#7 Natalia

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:43 AM

Reminder that:

1 - this production premieres today at the Bolshoi (!) w/ Zakharova/Hallberg [size=2](YouTubes and/or forum reports will undoubtedly pop up in a few hours...I give about 6 hrs from now...which would be midnight Moscow time)[/size]

2 - the same cast will repeat on Sunday for the Live-in-Cinemas performance around the globe (10am EST in Eastern US)

#8 Natalia

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:29 PM

The early post-premiere 'chatter' on the Russian-lang fora especially praise Hallberg.

As we await YouTubes of tonight's performance, here are clips from the dress rehearsal two days ago:

Prologue Fairies' entree:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezFToD3Somg

Aurora's A1 Entree and Rose Adagio (having a baby didn't hurt those extensions!):
http://www.youtube.c...d&v=WGfzE7yIndc

I'm not quite lovin' that floor covering of navy & gold. Maybe it will look 'toned down' with actual performance lighting.

#9 Dale

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:29 PM

I was psyched to find that there is a theater near me doing this. Bought my ticket.

#10 Cygnet

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:20 PM

I'm not quite lovin' that floor covering of navy & gold. Maybe it will look 'toned down' with actual performance lighting.

Hopefully, the lighing will be better. This production design is very, very lush and at the same time it's very busy. IMO the floor should be blank, so that the patterns and pointe work of the choreography can be clearly seen. This "floor plan" might be problematic for audience members who are seated in the tiers. Fortunately, it's something that can be corrected - if there's a demand for it.

#11 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:39 AM

User Dolchev has many performance clips and this user posted a lengthy clip of bows:



#12 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 05:09 AM

Edited: Double post

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 05:11 AM

Prologue Fairies' entree:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezFToD3Somg


Where's that iconic step of the fairies when they take a pose lining up front semi-seated on the floor with one leg extended to the front at unison, torso slightly bended to the back...? That seems to be untouched in every staging of SB I've seen, but it's gone here...Instead they do a triple sequence of tour jetes and then a little pose standing up.Posted Image Also not crazy about the floor pattern at all and all the feathers business. It looks too much Rio-Carnaval like. Then, what's up with baby Aurora's nurses....? Are they supposed to be nurses of courtiers...? Why are they seated...? They usually stand up, hence telling us about their position as royal servants, but not here either.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:23 AM

I'm glad to know the dancers will be wearing wigs otherwise I would have been a little taken aback when viewing tomorrow. Can't say I'm a fan of the wig look - it always looks to me as if their heads are covered with whipped cream. Is this a particularly Russian style - or maybe European?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:08 PM

I think they're going for a 17th century royal french court look - and wigs would be de rigeur in that era of the court.


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