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#1 macnellie

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

I have seen the first episode with beautiful dancing by kristina Shapran and olga smirnova among many others and bits of the contest on you tube. Diana V. Is one of the judges. Would love to have more information about this.
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Judith

#2 Paul Parish

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:37 PM

First I've heard of such a thing. Where did you see it, judith? What did they dance? How many contestants? Were they equally talented/accomplished in your view? Should we all be watching it? WHere?

#3 amiaow

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

It's a Russian TV show- like a 'Dancing with the Stars' for professional dancers :) Has dancers from Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Stanislavsky, Perm, and I can't remember where else and Diana Vishneva is one of the judges. The last I heard, Shapran was leading.

The first episode is on Youtube at .It's 2 hours so get your cup of tea and settle in!

#4 nicolezly

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

She is still leading. Here is the link to the stats count on the official website:

http://tvkultura.ru/.../brand_id/22545

More is coming on youtube. I wish people could tell me what the judges are saying...

#5 macnellie

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

Me too! Is episode four coming up? Is it you I must thank with all my heart for posting these episodes on youtube?! If so, thank you!!

#6 nicolezly

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

Episode 4 is up but it includes 3 pieces of copyrighted music, so it is banned in US.. including Olga Smirnova and Anna Tikhomirova's dancing. I don't know why that is a big deal, so soon ballet would be illegal because of Tchaikovsky and Minkus? Ridiculous.

I don't know if I should take out those three pieces and upload a "condensed" version...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

I am desperate to see Shapran and/or Polunin!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

Ugh, just saw Shapran and Polunin's segment. That was some of the worst choreography I've suffered through. What a pretentious list of contemporary dance cliches ('robotic' movement! big extensions! overparterning! pointless pointes!) -- not even these two could save this work -- it was more like the cheese seen on So You Think You Can Dance (no offense, fans of this show) than any serious balletic choreography. Dumbed down Macgregor/Forsythe pastiche. The little clip of rehearsal footage was nice to watch though. Disappointing, considering the choreographic choices for this show have been mostly good, and at the least interesting.


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