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Summer 2014 DC tour: Giselle (Grigorovich)

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#16 Natalia


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

No Obraztsova?


Just my thought. mad.gif

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:43 AM


No Obraztsova?


Just my thought. mad.gif


Hmmm... lets think about this.  One of the greatest Giselles of our generation is not performing in DC while 4 hours away in NY Vishneva, Part & Cojocaru are all appearing in Bayadere that weekend. Where do you think I will be? And a Jewels on Sunday is the cherry on top of my ice cream sundae! So glad the Bolshoi didn't force me to make tough choices.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:26 PM

According to the Kennedy Center's own website, opening night is to be danced by someone called Svetlana Makharova [sic]!

I believe that Makharova is her Celtic name.  flowers.gif  

#19 Rick


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:29 PM

Would anyone care to suggest the best cast(s) for Giselle? I'm unfamiliar with all of the dancers. Thanks.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:45 PM

Go see David Hallberg, he's one the great Albrechts. 

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:56 AM

This being the Bolshoi, we can't be sure these dancers will actually appear as advertised. If changes owing to injuries are sometimes unavoidable, other changes can be more difficult to explain. For what it's worth, Ekaterina Krysanova has withdrawn from her next two performances at the Bolshoi, but this isn't necessarily a predictor of her physical condition 5-6 weeks from now.


I don't know what sort of things you look for in dancers, but based on a performance of Swan Lake I saw them give last summer, my vote goes to Krysanova and Ruslan Skvortsov, who are suited to each other in their seriousness, sincerity, lack of showboating and excess, and also speed.

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