Kaptsova Promoted to Principal
Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:57 AM
Announcement on the Bolshoi site (in Russian): http://www.bolshoi.r...cles/2011/1982/
Congratulations to Miss Kaptsova!!
Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:06 AM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:16 AM
from the Boslhoi website castings -
19 ноября 2011
Принцесса Аврора - Нина Капцова
Принц Дезире - Александр Волчков
So she was promoted as Aurora and, the next day, danced Florine, which we saw during the live screening...not realizing that the lady had FINALLY been promoted a few hours earlier! AT LONG LAST!
Maybe the next surprise will be that Karim Abdullin will make it out of the corps de ballet?
Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:17 AM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:25 AM
Maybe the Mariinsky will follow suit and promote to Principal certain 'First Soloist' dancers who they deem mere 'soubrettes' (e.g., Obraztsova...who is already a 'Guest Principal' on the Bolshoi roster)?
BRAVO, Sergei Filin!
p.s. How difficult could it have been for the Polyglot Backstage Emcee of the live-in-cinemas screening (the Bolshoi's p.r. representative) to have mentioned this little factoid in the same breath when she mentioned Nina Kaptsova's name? It would have been nice to have known that as we watched Kaptsova dancing Florine yesterday.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:25 AM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:03 AM
The same channel has more videos of Kaptsova (including other parts of Sleeping Beauty).
Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:13 AM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:21 AM
Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:27 AM
Does anyone surmise that Osipova's departure created additional room at the top for this promotion.
Also, Nadezhda Gracheva retired.
Congratulations to Nina Kaptsova! I thought she would be stuck at soloist level for the rest of her career, and she really deserves her principal status.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:47 AM
Galina Stepanenko is still on the Principals roster & deserves a medal for longevity, although I don't recall her dancing in a while, not since her Aegina in the 'Spartacus Gala' (a different set of soloists for each act) a couple of years ago. Another 'vet' is Loparevich, our Carabosse in the live screening, who was interviewed during the show. [size=2](Of course, nobody at the Bolshoi can match the longevity of the Mariinsky's Vladimir Ponomarev -- Vaganova Class of 1964!)[/size]
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