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Bolshoi sacks Tsiskaridze


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#106 cinnamonswirl

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

Oh! Thank you! The Quadrille connection is interesting!


"The quadrille (in French quadrille de contredanses) was now a lively dance with four couples, arranged in the shape of a square, with each couple facing the center of that square. One pair was called the head couple, the other pairs the side couples. A dance figure was often performed first by the head couple, and then repeated by the side couples. In the original French version only two couples were used, but two more couples were eventually added to form the sides of a square. The couples in each corner of the square took turns, in performing the dance, where one couple danced, and the other couples rested. Terms used in the quadrille are mostly the same as those in ballet. Dance figures have names such as jeté, chassé, croisé, plié, arabesque, and so on."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadrille

 

That is interesting. I had not known quadrille was its own type of dance.

 

In terms of the Larousee definition though, also remember that in French the lowest rank in the corps de ballet is still/now called quadrille. (Ranks at POB: quadrille, coryphée, sujet, premier danseur, étoile)



#107 volcanohunter

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:33 AM

The programme “Great Expectations” on RUSSIA 24 TV channel today:
http://www.vesti.ru/...=519252&cid=460
had interviews with the acting artistic director Galina Stepanenko and the former ballet company manager Ruslan Pronin

 

The interesting detail revealed is that the Bolshoi had offered to renew Vorontsova's contract for only six months. This makes the Bolshoi's claim that it hadn't intended to terminate Vorontsova's contract sound a little disingenuous. No wonder she left.



#108 Jayne

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

That was a wily offer, and would have kept Ms Vorontsova on a short leash.  If she had gone on on bashing the Bolshoi to the press, the 6 month contract could have been non-renewed at any time.  

 

Such a pretty dancer, it wouldn't be such a bad thing if she went back to the Stanik and received mentoring from Igor Zelensky and others who can give her more circumspect advice. 



#109 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:14 AM

This was on youtube today; anyone with an idea of what it's about? It's long.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=6eNBLjLZzwA



#110 volcanohunter

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:05 AM

On Wednesday Tsiskaridze participated in a meet-the-artist night at the Bakhrushin Theatrical Museum in Moscow. The museum hosts such evenings with actors, singers and dancers fairly regularly. In case it's significant, the evening with Tsiskaridze had been announced on June 23.



#111 fadedhour

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:35 AM

I'm told that Tsiskaridze will be playing the Golden Slave in Scheherazade at the London Coliseum with "Saisons Russes due XXIe Siècle" (he's listed as "ex-Bolshoi" on the cast list).  It looks like he's performed the role with this group before, though I've not seen them.



#112 Helene

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

According to Google and bing translations of this interview with Anton Korsakov, Tsiskaridze's dismissal is "conditional" but the reason is translating as "because Kohl was a Great Idol nesvergaemyj" (bing) or "because Kohl - nesvergaemy Idol Grand" (Google) which aren't very helpful.

http://izvestia.ru/news/553188

 

— А увольнение Николая Цискаридзе как вы воспринимаете?

— В свете последних событий это абсолютно нормальная ситуация. Для меня лично это увольнение условное, потому что Коля — несвергаемый идол Большого.

 



#113 volcanohunter

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:55 PM

- What do you think of Nikolai Tsiskaridze's dismissal?

 

- In light of recent events it's an absolutely normal [or perhaps 'forseeable'] situation. For me personally this dismissal is conditional, because Kolya is the irreplaceable [literally: 'unoverthrowable'] idol of the Bolshoi.



#114 Helene

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:01 PM

Thank you so much, volcanohunter -- it will be interesting to see if new management reinstates him.



#115 volcanohunter

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:38 AM

Boris Akimov, meanwhile, believes that Tsiskaridze's pupils will adapt to new coaches, noting that Denis Rodkin prepared the parts of Prince Kurbsky and Spartacus with other teachers.
 

 

According to his Bolshoi bio, Denis Rodkin is now under the tutelage of Yuri Vladimirov, whose most prominent pupil is Dmitry Gudanov.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:32 PM

 

Boris Akimov, meanwhile, believes that Tsiskaridze's pupils will adapt to new coaches, noting that Denis Rodkin prepared the parts of Prince Kurbsky and Spartacus with other teachers.
 

 

According to his Bolshoi bio, Denis Rodkin is now under the tutelage of Yuri Vladimirov, whose most prominent pupil is Dmitry Gudanov.

 

 

If one counts past associations, then I would add Ivan Vasiliev's name to the list of most prominent people who worked closely with Vladimirov.



#117 volcanohunter

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

Of course. I was thinking only of the current lot.




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