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Moscow IBC - 2013June 10-19, 2013


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#1 Natalia

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:06 AM

Results of Round One Seniors now up on the competition's website:

http://www.moscowbal...com/en/node/326

Congrats to Brooklyn Mack of The Washington Ballet - the only North American senior to have made it on to Round Two! (Results among juniors, which may include more N.Ams, not yet published.)

I see that several current or past Mariinsky dancers have made it to Rnd 2, including Skorik, Askerov, Cheprasova, A. Popov, and the wonderful recent-Vaganova-graduate Ernest Latipov. Anastasia Limenko is a very beautiful recent-graduate of the Bolshoi's affiliated academy, who has made it on to the next round...as is Alexander Omelchenko, the lad who won the recent 'Russian Ballet Competition' held at the Bolshoi in March 2013, chaired by Grigorovich. The Bolshoi's up-and-coming choryphee Olga Marchenkova is another fave iafter Rnd One. Oksana Bondareva, a star of the Mikhailovsky, is also there (NOTE: Some Russian web sites now reporting that she has dropped out. Hope she's OK.) Watch out for all of these.

 

Edited to add note about Bondareva's possible/reported withdrawal.


Edited by Natalia, 14 June 2013 - 03:30 AM.


#2 Natalia

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:12 AM

p.s. here is the distinguished Jury, headed once again by Grigorovich. Members familiar to int'l fans include Semenyaka, Zakharova and (representing the Mariinsky) Lopatkina + non-Russians Charles Jude of France, Pisarev of Ukraine, etc.
http://www.moscowbal....com/en/node/27



#3 Natalia

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:51 AM

Here is the list of Juniors who've made it to Rnd2:
http://www.moscowbal...com/en/node/310

Several Americans here, including Maria-Theresa Beck, Katherine Higgins, Jennifer Bummer, & Gisele Bethea. Miko Fogarty - a young Californian featured in the First Position documentary - is also here, competing for Sweden (typo?). The Ukrainian Olesya Shaitanova comes with big hopes, as does Russian Alyona Ledyakh, from famous ballet family. Also, I see that Ksenia Rychkova of the Moscow (Bolshoi) Academy is competing in Rnd2; she earned the top prize among females in the recent 'Russian Ballet' competition led by Grigorovich, who also leads the jury here. Unless something surprising happens, she should be a 'shoo-in' for the Jr Ladies Gold Medal. I'd like to think that all have an equal chance, though. Posted Image

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:25 AM

As someone else posted on the Skorik thread, Skorik/Askerov danced Black Swan pdd in RndOne. It's been much commented-on among Russians that this Mariinsky couple elected to perform the Yuri Grigorovich version of the choreography. Wise political move?

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:29 AM

Here is the list of Juniors who've made it to Rnd2:
http://www.moscowbal...com/en/node/310

Several Americans here, including Maria-Theresa Beck, Katherine Higgins, Jennifer Bummer, & Gisele Bethea. Miko Fogarty - a young Californian featured in the First Position documentary - is also here, competing for Sweden (typo?). The Ukrainian Olesya Shaitanova comes with big hopes, as does Russian Alyona Ledyakh, from famous ballet family. Also, I see that Ksenia Rychkova of the Moscow (Bolshoi) Academy is competing in Rnd2; she earned the top prize among females in the recent 'Russian Ballet' competition led by Grigorovich, who also leads the jury here. Unless something surprising happens, she should be a 'shoo-in' for the Jr Ladies Gold Medal. I'd like to think that all have an equal chance, though. Posted Image


Miko Fogarty is competing for Switzerland.Her father is Swiss,I think. MTBeck is a student at the Bolshoi Academy.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:25 AM

I was wondering what the age cut-off is in the Seniors.  Brooklyn should be approaching the cut-off in most competitions, shouldn't he?



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:10 AM

      MT Beck, Katherine Higgins, and Gisele Bethea of USA  passed the 2nd round. Miko Fogarty (representing Switzerland) also made the finals.



#8 Natalia

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:13 AM

Thanks, bingham! As expected, Rychkova is still in the hunt. Good for the Americans, too!  I'm wondering about the seniors?

 

Mom, I believe that the seniors'  cut-off date is 28 or 29. Many wonderful dancers won their sr gold medals around the age of 28 (Maximova, Vasiliev...Antonicheva in Jackson '98, etc.).



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:40 AM

Thank you, Natalia.  I was not sure.  I know that Jackson has brought their cut-off age down to 26 (I believe), and that's probably why I was confused.  I think Brooklyn is around 27/28.  



#10 Natalia

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:50 AM

Choreography Prizes handed out: http://www.moscowbal...com/en/node/332

 

Gold Medal - not awarded

Silver - Oleg Gabyshev (Russia)

Bronze - (tie) Dmitri Zalessky (Belarus) and Marina Akel'kina (Russia)

 

Four others (all Russian) awarded non-medalist Diplomas. One of the four is Emil Faski, whose Salome was featured in the recent Young Choreographers Workshop at the Mariinsky.

 

Still waiting for Rnd2 Senior results. I'll be out-of-communics/traveling 'til Thursday so wouldn't mind if others may research/post Rnd2-srs and Final Results. Good luck to all remaining contestants. :)



#11 Natalia

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:23 AM

Quick 'pop-in' to make everyone aware of this lovely YouTube channel with all senior-level performances at the Moscow IBC:

 

http://www.youtube.c...0&shelf_index=0

 

Example of one such variation (Skorik, rnd 2 - Corsaire solo):

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=KxSiB449Lg4

 

Although senior-level Rnd2 results have not been published in a list format, the IBC's web maintains a 'progress roster' of all competitors, where we can see that both Skorik & Askerov have progressed to the final round, as have other Mariinsky/ex-Mariinsky competitors (Popov, Cheprassova, Latipov). Alas, Mack is among those who did not; neither did Marchenkova of the Bolshoi.

 

Roster/Matrix - dancer with two little boxes next to his/her name has made it to the Finals:

http://www.moscowbal....com/ru/node/28



#12 Natalia

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:56 AM

No press release yet but, as you can see from this roster, the prizes have been awarded:

 

http://www.moscowbal....com/en/node/28

 

The 'big news' among Seniors: Skorik wins the Silver. Timur Askerov GOLD...yes, Gold. Draw your own conclusions. smile.png The only other senior golds awarded in the entire competition were to Russians Oksana Bondareva of the Mikhailovsky (in duets) and to David Zaleev (solos). No female solo senior gold was awarded this year. The other Mariinsky competitors managed only a bronze (Ernest Latipov) and 'diploma' (Alexei Popov). Ex-Mariinsky soloist Cheprassova was not so lucky.

 

Juniors:  American/Swiss Miko Fogarty wins jr gold, sharing the top female prize with Ksenia Rychkova and Elvina Ibraimova (both Russians). Two of the dancers representing the USA are among the 4 girls sharing 3rd prize-jr: Beck and Higgins.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

I liked Bondareva very much when she danced with the Mikailovsky in London a couple of months ago.  Congratulations to her.

 

All I know of Mr Askerov is from the recent RT documentary, quite good dancer, nice looks and compared to his girlfriend at least he has a personality.  Silver for Skorik?  Sorry, wouldn't award her tin.



#14 Natalia

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:51 AM

Mashinka, I keep reading great things about Bondareva. As per the news clip below, her face strongly resembles that of movie star Mila Kunis, IMO. From the Mikahilovsky web: http://www.mikhailov...sana_bondareva/

 

Russian TV filed the following report on the finals and medal-awarding ceremony. Focus on the gold medalists including Askerov (shown at the 3.10 mark). The Bolshoi school's Ksenia Rychkova is the only jr gold-medalist lady seen.

 

http://tvkultura.ru/...rticle_id/94327



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:27 AM

Bondareva made an excellent impression on me a couple of years back dancing in the pas de trois in Swan Lake -- this was at the London Colosseum. Very pleased to hear of her success.




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