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Emerging Pictures Bright Stream -- Casting Up


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#1 Helene

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:06 AM

The Bolshoi Ballet website posts casting for the 29 April performance of Bright Stream, the date of the Emerging Pictures HD broadcast:

http://www.bolshoi.r...ances/61/roles/

Main roles are:
Zina, a local amusements’ organizer: Svetlana Lunkina
Pyotr, an agricultural student: Mikhail Lobukhin
Ballerina: Maria Alexandrova
Ballet Dancer: Ruslan Skvortsov
Accordionist: Denis Savin
Old Dacha Dweller: Alexei Loparevich
Anxious-to-be-younger-than-she-is Dacha Dweller: Anastasia Vinokur

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

I just watched this ballet online (I guess it was the 2003 premiere), and Act 1 was so promising. Loved Ramantsky's choreography, but then Act 2 had so much silliness and slapstick and was sort of boring to me despite some great dancing. Not sure I want to go to the HD transmission at the movies now since I have to drive an hour or more. This ballet just does not transport me.

Does anyone know who was in the 2003 cast? The ballerina looks like she could be Alexandrova, but I wasn't sure.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

According to the credits:

Zina: Inna Petrova
Pyotr: Yuri Klevtsov
Ballerina: Maria Alexandrova
Ballet Dancer: Sergei Filin
Accordionist: Gennady Yanin
Dacha Dweller: Andrei Melanin
Anxious to be younger than she is dacha dweller: Lyubov Fillipova

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

Thanks, Emilienne!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

This Bolshoi version has Messerer's luxurious sets and costumes that Ratmansky opted to not 'transfer' to his later settings of the work (to Latvia and ABT). See the Bolshoi version and realize that ABT was sold the 'econo model.'

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:23 AM

This Bolshoi version has Messerer's luxurious sets and costumes that Ratmansky opted to not 'transfer' to his later settings of the work (to Latvia and ABT). See the Bolshoi version and realize that ABT was sold the 'econo model.'


The production by the Bolshoi was nice. I felt like the ballet was so promising with beautiful sets, costumes, dancing, and at the end of Act 1 I thought, "I love this ballet I never saw before," but then after I went out for lunch I put on Act 2 and thought I was going to fall asleep the entire time. I just felt it did not live up to its promise. I also hate slapstick. I did think the male danseur did a wonderful job conveying a female dance style, but I did not find that funny at all like the audience. I guess I've seen way too many drag shows to find a man in a dress that funny. It seems almost passe nowadays.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

I just watched this ballet online (I guess it was the 2003 premiere), and Act 1 was so promising. Loved Ramantsky's choreography, but then Act 2 had so much silliness and slapstick and was sort of boring to me despite some great dancing. Not sure I want to go to the HD transmission at the movies now since I have to drive an hour or more. This ballet just does not transport me.

Does anyone know who was in the 2003 cast? The ballerina looks like she could be Alexandrova, but I wasn't sure.


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