Keenan Kampa to join Mariinsky
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:31 PM
...the announcement of Keenan's joining will be made at the Kennedy Center during the present Diaghilev run, which is a rather unusual way of announcing new corps de ballet...especially one who isn't even due to join the company for several months. (There's always a 'first time' for everything.)
An official announcement to this effect will be made at the John F.Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington...
Another "Voice of Russia" article similarly states that there will be an on-stage announcement of the signing of the next 10-year Agreement between the Kennedy Center and the Mariinsky.
So I'm guessing that Yuri Fateev will be taking to the stage after one of the upcoming shows to make the big announcements???
All in all, it looks like those of us who were able to nab tickets to the weekend performances of the run are in for a treat. This is almost as good as a Reality Show...or The Oscars!
p.s. Some of us had been hearing about Mr Fateev preparing to make a "big announcement" on-stage during this run and had thought that it would be the long-awaited promotion of a certain 1st soloist. Ah, well...maybe good news "comes in threes"?
Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:29 PM
One error that everybody seems to be making in all the hype: she is not the first American to join the Mariinsky; that honor went to Rasta Thomas, who joined as a Second Soloist in the 2000/2001 timeframe and danced, among other ballets, a memorable Jeune Homme et la Morte opposite Lopatkina. He returned to the US after a year but the fact is that he was an American regular (not 'guest') member of the Mariinsky Ballet.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:17 PM
I've seen it a dozen times, bart. All the Bolshoi dancers who guested with my daughter's studio's Nutcracker did it. It is lovely.
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