Mariinsky under Fateyev
Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:46 AM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:20 AM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:23 PM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:23 PM
Young dancers in the Soviet Union certainly were given principal roles, but under Fateyev, this does not happen - unless your name is Oksana Skorik.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:59 PM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:13 PM
After this performance she did not dance a principal role again until her Firebird debut on July 14th, 2012. Stepanova is scheduled to dance Big Swan and Spanish Dance in Swan Lake in America in October, plainly an insult to a ballerina with so much talent, artistry and beauty, who is worthy of the principal role of Odette/Odile.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:42 PM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:10 AM
It is Big Red who does it best for me here...
Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:58 AM
Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:10 AM
By the way, I totally agree with the thrust of this discussion...but y'all already knew that, didn't you? (wink) The casting policies of the current Mariinsky ballet administration are beyond belief. The absurdity of Shirinkina debuting a major ballerina role (Cinderella) at the opening night of the upcoming Kennedy Center run is just the latest madness; not that she doesn't have the ability to succeed but that is not the point.
Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:47 AM
Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:25 AM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:00 AM
Shrinkina is an interesting choice for the opening night reviewers, since she's a dancer who has generated interest and isn't a dancer they've seen every tour, plus there's the distraction of "What do we think of Ratmansky?" and how has this production changed since the last time. If she gets middling reviews, I suspect they will also have a caveat about the production and the "sour" score.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:11 AM
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