"Swan lake" live HD broadcast from Mikhailovsky
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:39 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:36 AM
I have a question - Do I have to register with Paraclassics? I don't see how to do this on the website. Or will it just play when I access Paraclassics at 10am tomorrow? (I live in New York State). Any help you can provide will be helpful and thank you.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:38 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:18 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:28 AM
It started about 30 minutes later than the stated time. The reception is very good.
Has anyone been able to watch this? I just went to their site figuring I'd catch it in progress but there was no live feed.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:31 AM
I've been enjoying the performance on:
Usually it's possible to view a rerun of the performance for a few hours after the end of the transmission, so hopefully you might be able to catch up on anything that you might have missed.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:34 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:48 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:33 AM
I've been watching this morning with no problem. They're about to start Act III. No registration is needed, but you need to download the (free) Microsoft Silverlight program. They have a link to it. Very easy to do.
Thank you, that was the issue - I needed to install Silverlight!
Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:39 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:04 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:35 AM
The video below (no sound) shows the arrival of the Bolshoi company and the scenery in 1956. Yuri Faier is shown at 2 minutes, 40 seconds.
Performances of Swan Lake by the Bolshoi always take me back to my first memories of listening to the ballet suite – the interpretation of the music in the ballroom act is particularly special for me.
In terms of yesterday's live stream from the Mikhailovsky, I loved the production, the dancers/dancing and the music. The ballroom act was my favourite because the interpretation of the music with the dancing brought back so many memories. Other highlights were the corps de ballet in the Gorsky choreography and of course the performances of the principal dancers.
I also greatly enjoyed the competition and the performances by the stars during the grand prix on Wednesday and Thursday.
Grand Pas Classique is a great favourite of mine so I particularly enjoyed the pas de deux performed by Olesya Novikova and Leonid Sarafanov. I was also surprised by how much I enjoyed the performances of the more modern choreography, e.g., the pieces choreographed by Bigonzetti, Edward Klug and Nacho Duato.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:09 AM
I loved, loved, loved the sets, especially Act I, and the costumes were mostly gorgeous. I'm thinking of the white brides and the Spanish dancers and the Queen Mother, especially. It was interesting that Odette's tutu wasn't different then the other swans' tutus. I saw no real difference, anyway. I thought her black swan tutu was terrific. Does anyone know what kind of tutu, specifically? I would say pancake tutu but the tutus did fall over the circumference a bit, forming a kind of fringe. Very pretty.
In Act II, I really liked how the swans came out and surrounded Prince Siegfried in an effort to shield him from hunting Odette - the scene was dramatic and poignant - and then they posed! - how beautiful! The love duet was very satisfying, too.
Well, that's all I can think of right now - anyone else's thoughts?
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