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#1 Drew

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:05 AM

Mikhailovsky will have live internet broadcast of Don Quixote w. Osipova and Vasiliev on July 25th: http://mikhailovsky.ru/en/live/

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:21 AM

Mikhailovsky will have live internet broadcast of Don Quixote w. Osipova and Vasiliev on July 25th: http://mikhailovsky.ru/en/live/

Wow! The listing says 7.30 pm (not the norm for European countries, which use the 24-hour clock). It suggests they are making a play specifically for U.S. audiences with that listing. On their "playbill" schedule, it says 19.30, so this seems to be the real time in St. Petersburg. What does that 7.30 mean for the U.S. time zones? I'm guessing it will be Wednesday morning with a 10-12 hour time change, but does anybody know?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:56 AM

All this broadcasting timing is always so confusing..!

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:12 AM

I just looked up the time in St. Petersburg, Russia, and at the moment it is 20:11 (8:11pm) while it is 12:11 pm here in Florida (East coast). So you can do the Math from there depending on where you live.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

Dance Magazine sent this out on Twitter:

Wow—Livestream of Osipova & Vasiliev in Mikhailovsky's Don Q at http://www.mikhailovsky.ru/en/live/ on July 25 1130EST!! (Tx @GWDanceWriter @AliceLagnado)


Except that the U.S. is on daylight time this month, and I don't know if St. Petersburg is. I'm thinking I should log in early, just to be safe!

#6 Natalia

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

It's an 8-hr difference with the US East Coast...11 hrs with West Coast. For work situations, I have to Skype around my 8-9AM to catch Russian colleagues before they leave their offices. For personal situations, I normally have to stop Skyping with Russian friends around my 4PM...their midnight.

The live broadcast of DonQ will happen at 11:30AM, Eastern USA time, if the starting time in StPete is 7:30PM.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:06 PM

It's an 8-hr difference with the US East Coast...11 hrs with West Coast. For work situations, I have to Skype around my 8-9AM to catch Russian colleagues before they leave their offices. For personal situations, I normally have to stop Skyping with Russian friends around my 4PM...their midnight.

The live broadcast of DonQ will happen at 11:30AM, Eastern USA time, if the starting time in StPete is 7:30PM.


Someone brought up the daylight savings time change, and I know that Germany had a different changing time than the U.S. Natalia, has Russia already changed over to daylight savings?

#8 Natalia

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:15 AM

A couple of years ago, the Russian Government made the decision to no longer implement the one-hr switches of time in the fall and spring due to scientific studies on adverse health effects (just one hour's difference apparently has detrimental health effects, when people keep doing it every 6 months)...so there is, for example, a 9-hr time difference between Eastern USA and Moscow during the fall/winter period.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:01 AM

A couple of years ago, the Russian Government made the decision to no longer implement the one-hr switches of time in the fall and spring due to scientific studies on adverse health effects (just one hour's difference apparently has detrimental health effects, when people keep doing it every 6 months)...so there is, for example, a 9-hr time difference between Eastern USA and Moscow during the fall/winter period.


They are so smart to do away with it! I think we should also. Falling back is no problem. Springing forward is the big nightmare! Everyone is totally exhausted springing forward, b/c you are essentially waking up and working an hour earlier. It makes total sense that it has a detrimental health effect. Everyone is totally exhausted! Why do we even do it anymore?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

Great site for figuring out times - timeanddate.com - here's the St Petersburg page
http://www.timeandda...nce.html?p1=352

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

So what did everyone think? I did not watch it live, b/c I had to work, but I came home and to my delight it was still available for viewing on the website, so I just watched the whole thing.

What a lovely production the Mikhailovsky has (sets), although the inn scene comes before the gypsy/puppet show/windmill scene. The dream scene has a very pretty tropical paradise backdrop.

The chairs in the orchestra look like loose chairs. Has anyone been to the Mikhailovsky? Are those loose chairs that can be moved around? That's what they look like!

I thought Osipova seemed tame for her during her entrance, but she got better and better and was simply lovely during Don Quixote's dream.

It is a joy to see both Osipova and Vasiliev together, but I have seen Vasiliev dance Basilio with tiny little extra things thrown in like lifting Kitri and going into arabesque and also cambres that are inhuman. So he seemed a bit tamer in this version. His dancing looked smoother too, so maybe he is taking less risks now that he's a star, but I don't mean to say there weren't exciting things that he did today. There were!

By the way, was that the cutest donkey ever or what????

#12 chiapuris

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

The sets and costumes are pleasing, but I enjoyed the Mariinsky's production more than the Mikhailovsky , shorn of mime as it is and clipped of its details.
Bubelnikov kept the pace going. And going.
The toreador, an excellent short-haired blond man, reminded me of Jude Law.
Sancho Panza was great.
Irina Kosheleva as the Dryad queen was elegant, as was Osipova in the ballet blanc.
Vasiliev needs Pilates.

#13 sandik

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:47 PM

Vasiliev needs Pilates.


Ouch!

#14 Mashinka

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:58 AM

Vasiliev needs Pilates.


I second that.

#15 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:09 AM

um forgive me but why as i really don't know anything about pilates -

heavens what a brisk tempo!

palm trees?????Posted Image


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