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#91 fan2546

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

To Bonnette:
"According to Microsoft's Babelfish translator, the headline above the video says: "Bolshoi Ballet's Hudruku Owl faces two operations." Posted Image (I guess a Hudruku Owl - like the rose by another name - is an Artistic Director.)"

"Hudruku" = the idiotic translation of Russian abbreviation for "Aritistic Director"="hudruk"="HUDozhestvenniy RUKovoditel'"
"Owl" = "Filin". Last name, Filin, is spelled exactly the same as russian word for "owl".

#92 Natalia

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Didn't Stepanenko compete at the 1988/89 Moscow IBC with Malakhov, when both were stars with Moscow Classical Ballet?

She was born in 1966 so I'm not sure if Nikiya remains in her rep. She was coached by none other than Semyonova (as was Tsiskaridze) so, yes, Stepanenko was a wonderful Nikiya.

I hope that the Bolshoi is providing her with 'round-the-clock security.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

To Bonnette:
"According to Microsoft's Babelfish translator, the headline above the video says: "Bolshoi Ballet's Hudruku Owl faces two operations." Posted Image (I guess a Hudruku Owl - like the rose by another name - is an Artistic Director.)"

"Hudruku" = the idiotic translation of Russian abbreviation for "Aritistic Director"="hudruk"="HUDozhestvenniy RUKovoditel'"
"Owl" = "Filin". Last name, Filin, is spelled exactly the same as russian word for "owl".

Thank you for explaining this, fan2546!

#94 ksk04

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

Filin seems remarkably positive-wow. Stepanenko seems like as good a choice as any; hopefuly she and Sergei can have a good working dialogue while he's in recovery.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

She was born in 1966 so I'm not sure if Nikiya remains in her rep. She was coached by none other than Semyonova (as was Tsiskaridze) so, yes, Stepanenko was a wonderful Nikiya.


A mere 46 years old, Fonteyn was dancing Bayadere at that age why shouldn't Stepanenko?

In my book the older the ballerina the better.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Evening Moscow reports that Monday 1/21 a prayer service was offered for Sergei at the Church of the Resurrection.
His mother, Natalia Filina gave an update.

http://vmdaily.ru/ne...1358767259.html

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

Filin had asked for protection but Bolshoi refused: http://www.nytimes.c...-attack.html?hp

#98 Natalia

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:25 AM


She was born in 1966 so I'm not sure if Nikiya remains in her rep. She was coached by none other than Semyonova (as was Tsiskaridze) so, yes, Stepanenko was a wonderful Nikiya.


A mere 46 years old, Fonteyn was dancing Bayadere at that age why shouldn't Stepanenko?

In my book the older the ballerina the better.


Mashinka, is Stepanenko still dancing Nikiya (or any other full-length classical role, for that matter)? Honest question; I have not kept up with her roles of late. Nadezhda Gracheva, from Stepanenko's generation or a tad younger, starred in the opening night of Burlaka's one-act Paquita Grand Pas shortly before her retirement to the coaching ranks (Nov. 2008)...so, yes, older ballerinas most certainly can perform classical roles to the end, especially one-acters or pdds. Posted Image

The NYTimes and other latest reports are odd. I don't know what to think, as I've always assumed that Filin and Iksanov were a good team. At this stage, I take everything -- even the NYTimes -- with a grain of salt.

#99 Mashinka

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

Natalia, I’m not sure whether Stepanenko is still dancing or not, but I know that the older dancers have been sidelined at the Bolshoi for some time now. Gracheva was treated the same way I believe and the two are of a similar age.

Mentioning the two together always recalls to mind something I witnessed at the Albert Hall in London. During an evening rehearsal prior to a short Bolshoi season in the winter of 1993, I watched both Semenova and Ulanova instructing their pupils, Stepanenko and Gracheva, at the opposite corners of that vast stage. The two great names, both very elderly women then, still kept up the feud that had existed between them for decades and totally ignored one another throughout the evening.

#100 Natalia

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

What a beautiful memory, Mashinka. Thank you for sharing.

Anna Antonicheva is another dancer -- a bit younger than Stepanenko & Gracheva -- who was big in the '90s and early '00s but has danced very little in the past 10 years. We saw her in the divertissement of Ratmansky's Flames and, I believe, as one of the soloists in Burlaka's Paquita.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

An article in yesterday's NY Times reporting on Stepanenko's appointment as interim director during Filin's recovery refers to Stepanenko as a "former principal".

#102 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

Filin's 2nd Eye Operation Successful

23 January 2013 | Issue 5053
The Moscow Times


Ophthalmologists on Wednesday successfully performed a second operation on Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi Theater's art director who recently suffered an acid attack, Interfax reported.
Russia's main ophthalmologist took part in the operation, an innovative procedure that involved the application of embryonic cells, the report said.
The ballet director is currently in stable condition, and doctors say the results of his treatment so far are encouraging.
Doctors say Filin will need about six months to fully recover. He received third-degree burns to his face and eyes on Jan. 18 when an unknown assailant threw acid in his face.
In an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda on Tuesday, Filin said he blamed himself for thoughtlessness after turning down the theater's offer to provide him with guards and an escort after he repeatedly received threats. He said he should have gone to the media sooner to provide a full account of the threats.
The theater has found a temporary replacement to cover his position while he recovers.


Read more: http://www.themoscow...l#ixzz2IpXu5XtY
The Moscow Times

#103 Amy Reusch

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

Is embryonc another name for stem cell work?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

Yes.

#105 ksk04

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Mashinka, is Stepanenko still dancing Nikiya (or any other full-length classical role, for that matter)? Honest question; I have not kept up with her roles of late. Nadezhda Gracheva, from Stepanenko's generation or a tad younger, starred in the opening night of Burlaka's one-act Paquita Grand Pas shortly before her retirement to the coaching ranks (Nov. 2008)...so, yes, older ballerinas most certainly can perform classical roles to the end, especially one-acters or pdds. Posted Image


Unless there is another Galina Stepanenko in the Bolshoi, there is a video of her dancing Myrtha to Obraztsova's Giselle in May of last year on youtube.




Obviously things can change in 7 months or so, but there are few Myrthas in their mid 40s. She looks in great shape to me.


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