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Anaheim International Dance Festival Takes Shape

By Michael Buss, 2013-07-20

The AIDF Gala Performance August 10th

features San Francisco Ballet’s Maria Kochetkova, Taras Domitro

and other renowned classical and contemporary dancers.

http://www.anaheimartscouncil.com/news_spot.php?id=264&bnr=spot

The "info" popup gives the official website URL as a ".com" - it is not (and you will be sent to nowhereville). The official website URL is : http://www.anaheimballet.org

Masha has become Queen of All Galas. I just hope she learns to rest her body too.

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I've changed this post as I feel it might affect her privacy.

It did involve watching her as she left Lincoln Center in New York City after her wonderful June "Swan Lake" performance.

These lyrics seemed to say it all and will probably remain in my memory for quite awhile.

There is a Rose in Spanish Harlem

A Rose that Grows in Spanish Harlem

With Eyes as Bright as Gold

That Reach Down in My Soul

I'll Have to Beg Your Pardon

(lyrics are a modified version of the Ben E. King song)

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The Prima Wears Prada
"In the social media age, San Francisco Ballet's Maria Kochetkova has become as famous for her Instagram photos as she is for her Giselle. The ballerina as fashion icon."

http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/the-prima-wears-prada

Naturally I found out about this on Masha's Twitter page. ;)

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For images of the magazine spreads, go here:

http://artistuntied.tumblr.com/post/59513760859/hair-makeup-artist-tamara-brown-accentuates-the

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Masha just traveled to NYC for a shoot with Gene Schiavone:

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New Purple magazine is out!

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Maria Kochetkova

San Francisco`s principal ballerina.

INTERVIEW and photography by Annabel Mehran

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Masha refers to this video clip as, "my first show with Mariinsky, Giselle: 2nd act, 1st entrance". I seem to recall from interviews that she had a problem with the stage elevator at the Mariinsky theatre - I'm wondering if it occured at this perfromance. Now I have to try and find that information...

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OF THE SEASON 2012-2013

DANCE FOR YOU MAGAZINE ANNOUNCE THIS YEAR´S NOMINEES FOR THE SEASON 2012-2013

More than fourty international dance critics announced their nominations:San Francisco Ballet, Maria Kochetkova, Taras Domitro ...

http://www.danceforyou-magazine.com/aktuell/best-of-the-season-2012-2013.html

I wish they had posted the list of fourty (sic) critics who came up with that list. It has a very heavy European slant. Not a single dancer from NYCB?

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I wish they had posted the list of fourty (sic) critics who came up with that list. It has a very heavy European slant. Not a single dancer from NYCB?

I looked over the list quickly, but only noticed Julie Kent at ABT and Sonia Rodriguez at National Ballet of Canada. It's a pretty offensive list for us North Americans.

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I wish they had posted the list of fourty (sic) critics who came up with that list. It has a very heavy European slant. Not a single dancer from NYCB?

I looked over the list quickly, but only noticed Julie Kent at ABT and Sonia Rodriguez at National Ballet of Canada. It's a pretty offensive list for us North Americans.

I think we all understand that no publication, not even the NY Times, can afford to send critics to see everything. A list of critics divided by continent, perhaps, could have selected honorees from among the companies they could realistically see. And it's really odd that they didn't list the names of the critics somewhere. At ballet competitions, the names of the judges are known to everyone, aren't they?

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I think we all understand that no publication, not even the NY Times, can afford to send critics to see everything. A list of critics divided by continent, perhaps, could have selected honorees from among the companies they could realistically see. And it's really odd that they didn't list the names of the critics somewhere. At ballet competitions, the names of the judges are known to everyone, aren't they?

Agreed. It is certainly the fair thing to do. Dance For You is based in Germany, no? So I'm not surprised at the heavy Germanic slant, but they should make it more clear where their sympathies lie by publishing the list of judges/critics too.

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OF THE SEASON 2012-2013

DANCE FOR YOU MAGAZINE ANNOUNCE THIS YEAR´S NOMINEES FOR THE SEASON 2012-2013

More than fourty international dance critics announced their nominations:San Francisco Ballet, Maria Kochetkova, Taras Domitro ...

http://www.danceforyou-magazine.com/aktuell/best-of-the-season-2012-2013.html

I wish they had posted the list of fourty (sic) critics who came up with that list. It has a very heavy European slant. Not a single dancer from NYCB?

They do run an English language version, and refer to themselves as an international publication, but Dance for You is very much a European-based project. Take a look at the rest of the website.

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PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET New York City Tour — David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center October 16-27, 2013

New York Premiere

CINDERELLA: OPENING NIGHT – Wednesday, October 23 – 8PM, Sunday, October 27 – 2PM

Cinderella: Maria Kochetkova

Prince: Joan Boada

http://m.sfballetblog.org/2013/10/cinderella-nyc-casting/

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PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR Maria Kochetkova New York City Tour — David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center October 16-27, 2013

PROGRAM A: OPENING NIGHT – Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – 8:00PM

New York Premiere

Trio

Maria Kochetkova, Gennadi Nedvigin

New York Premiere

Borderlands

Maria Kochetkova, Jaime Garcia Castilla

Program C: OPENING NIGHT – Thursday, October 17 – 8:00PM

New York Premiere

Classical Symphony

Maria Kochetkova, Hansuke Yamamoto

New York Premiere

Symphonic Dances

Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

Program C: Friday, October 18 – 8:00PM

From Foreign Lands

Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

Symphonic Dances

Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

Program B OPENING NIGHT – Saturday, October 19 – 2:00PM

Ghosts

Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

Program A – Saturday, October 19 – 8:00PM

Trio

Maria Kochetkova, Davit Karapetyan

Borderlands

Maria Kochetkova, Jaime Garcia Castilla

http://www.sfballetblog.org/2013/10/nyc-casting-2013/

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Dancing away in San Jose

Ballet San Jose has lined up top dancers from around the country and abroad - including members of American Ballet Theatre, New York City, Boston and San Francisco ballets (Taras Domitro and Maria Kochetkova from our town) - to perform with the company at its Nov. 16 gala season opener at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, celebrating the arrival of the ballet's new director, José Manuel Carreño. You can pay a grand for the full schmeer (dinner, after-party, maybe even goodie bags) or as little as $50 to catch the performance, which includes excerpts from works by Balanchine,Christopher Wheeldon and David Fernandez. For more information, go to www.balletsj.org.

http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Chris-Statton-resigns-from-Roxie-Cinema-board-4920256.php

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A couple fun pictures of Masha, taken by Mathilde Froustey on Mount Tamalpais (southern Marin County), overlooking the San Francisco Bay Area:

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This one is titled "Cinderella is back!"

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