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Other than that, Mrs Putina, how did you enjoy the ballet?


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#1 Jayne

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:40 AM

Very strange connection. I know they saw "Esmerelda". Does anyone know which company they saw? I see it's the Kremlin theatre, but not which company.

http://www.csmonitor...njoy-the-ballet

I will try to find the link, but there was a reported comment going around in Russia "Going to see Esmerelda is the new code-word for Getting Divorced".

#2 Natalia

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:45 AM

I'm so happy that you posted this, Jayne. RussiaToday (RT) just showed a clip of Esmeralda's jumping entrance in Act I in, I think, the Bourmeister version, which is one of the staples of the Stanislavsky troupe (now directed by Zelensky). The scenery and costume seem to be from the Stanislavsky...so my guess is the Stanislavsky Co. dancing the Bourmeister Esmeralda. Or, perhaps, the Kremlin Co now also performs that same Esmeralda? I'll say that the Putins seemed very friendly and civil for a couple that's about to divorce or just got divorced.

#3 volcanohunter

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:46 AM

It was the Kremlin Ballet, according to the company's own web site. Photos of illustrious guests included!

http://kremlinpalace...ents/view/3496/

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:00 PM

Thanks, v. In that case, it would be Andrei Petrov's version, which borrows heavily from the Bourmeister.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:32 PM

Yes, and the cast featured Irina Ablitsova, making her debut as Esmeralda, Yegor Motuzov as Gringoire, Mikhail Yevgenov as Phoebus and Ksenia Khabinets as Fleur-de-Lys, with Alina Aslanova and Mikhail Martynyuk as Diana and Acteon.


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