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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Another story on the attack on Sergei Filin.

Tsiskaridze, a Georgian who frequently appears on television, has led a campaign against the current management, leading to his almost total exclusion from performances.

He was not answering calls to his mobile phone yesterday but told Moskovskii Komsomolets newspaper that he had nothing to do with the attack on Filin. He stopped short of condemning it.


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The victim is the sixth director at the Bolshoi since Yuri Grigorovich left the company amid a cloud of controversy in 1995, and as noted by the Associated Press, inadvertently kicked off a tumultuous period in which dancers and directors often disagreed. Filin’s leadership in particular has reportedly been a sore point for those under him.


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"Sergei Filin is receiving initial therapy. As a rule, sutures are removed on the sixth or seventh day but it is premature to speak about his eyesight," Mitichkin said.

Doctors view the condition of Filin as stable, his recovery from eye surgery is proceeding without complications, and his transportation to a Belgian clinic is not needed at the moment, Alexei Levchenko, an aide to Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, told Interfax on Saturday.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

A review of the Joffrey Ballet by Danna Wolfson for D Magazine.

The collection of ballets weren’t all perfect. Even the seasoned patron of ballet would be hard pressed to find clarity in the opening segment of Liang’s ballet, Age of Innocence. Thankfully, the rest of the ballet made up for that disaster. There were two terrific pas de deuxs, complete with intricate overhead lifts, generous leg extensions and fluid movement phrases that were surprisingly void of the classical poses and completely seamless in transition. Victoria Jaiani and Fabrice Calmels gave outstanding performance, and a powerful and technically difficult men’s section was delivered with fierce articulation and brute strength.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

A preview of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in "Moulin Rouge - the Ballet" by Calvin Wilson in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Set in late 19th century Paris, “Moulin Rouge” involves the doomed romance between artist Matthew and dancer Nathalie. Although that might bring to mind the 2001 film of the same name starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, choreographer Jorden Morris has taken his own approach to the legendary Belle Epoque — an era of artistic exuberance and Bohemian steaminess that the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec documented for the ages.

The idea was to create a ballet that “was very classical — a touching, poignant, dramatic story,” said André Lewis, artistic director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. What emerged was a story told against the backdrop of the Moulin Rouge, a fabled Parisian cabaret that was the birthplace of the can-can (a dance traditionally performed by a chorus line of costumed female dancers).



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

Darcey Bussell talks about putting on a little weight and flogs her new DVD.


She first used the technique, devised during the First World War to help soldiers keep up their strength, when she was still at the Royal Ballet School in London. She credits it with enabling her to get back into shape quickly after the birth of her daughters, Phoebe, now 11, and Zoe, eight.

Now Darcey is giving Mail on Sunday readers the chance to try the regime for themselves with her Pilates For Life DVD. Readers can claim the DVD free with next week's edition of the paper.




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