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Vaganova Academy Graduation Concerts 2013


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#16 ballet_n00b

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:16 AM

Yes I saw that Nutcracker video; it's beautiful.

I like Zhiganishina a lot too, although I'm still too inexperienced a viewer to be able to judge their relative merits.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

 

 

IMO, she is even lovelier (neater) than classmate Zhiganshina, even though the latter bested her at that competition in March.

 

But Zhiganshina always seems to be enjoying herself - she can't stop smiling, even when trying to play a dramatic role.  Her facial expression when she messed up her landing at the end of the PDD is priceless.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:08 AM

Saturday June 15:
Fresco from Little Humpbacked Horse (LHH)
Rufina Afanasenkova
Alina Krasovskaya
Isii Kumiko (Japan) 
Marina Teterina
(pedagogues Ludmila Kovaleva and Veronika Ivanova)

Duet from Illusive/Ghostly Ball (D. Briantsev) to Chopin
Elizaveta Antonova (Ludmila Kovaleva)
Artenii Ibryanov (pedagogue Aleksey Ilin)

The trio of the Ocean and Two Pearls from LHH
Renata Shakirova
Olga Makarova (both girls in 7th year)
Kirill Simonenkov 
(pedagogues Tatiana Udalenkova and A. Ilin)

The Faun (Goleizovsky to music by Debussy)
Andrey Arseniev
(pedagogue A. Ilin)

Duet from Scheherezade
Anastasia Zaklinskaya
Roman Belyakov
(Ludmila Kovaleva and A. Ilin, respectively, pedagogues)

The Dying Swan (Dolgushin's version)
Evgenia Artunian
(pedagogue L. Kovaleva)

Pas de deux from Viennese Carnaval
Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova and Daler Zaparov
(V. Ivanova and A. Ilin)

Vivat Academia! (video presentation followed by large ensemble work using students from all other levels - about a 10 minute piece)

--NA FLORESTA--

Suite from Gayane
Nune - Alina Krasovskaya
Gayane - Renata Shakirova (7th year)
male dance - Ramanbek Beishenaliev (8th class - Sheglov)
Aisha - A. Zaklinskaya
Armen - Takaya Ryo
Izmael - Nail Enikeyev
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Of all of those the highlights were Kumiko, the Japanese girl in the Fresco; Zhenya Artyunian who has a beautiful fluidity and physique, and Takaya Ryo in Gayane (he repeated it on June 22 to audience cheers).
In Scheherezade, Roman Beliyakov was very seductive, pantherlike and sultry - rather a mature presentation given his age.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:09 AM

A note to say Strebko didin't do the Babochka pas; Zhiganshina repeated her Hermitage performance of it instead.
the June 22 performance included:

 

Fresco from Little Humpbacked Horse (LHH)
Evgeniya Artunian
Adema Omarova
Alina Krasovskaya
Elizaveta Antonova
(pedagogues Ludmila Kovaleva and Veronika Ivanova)

Solace (K. Goleizovsky to music by Liszt)
Nelli Smirnova
Vitaly Amelishko (8th class)
(pedagogues V. Ivanova and Sheglov)

Duet from Scheherezade
Anastasia Zaklinskaya
Roman Belyakov
(Ludmila Kovaleva and A. Ilin, respectively, pedagogues)

Pas de deux from Babochka (the "Butterfly")
Ksenia Zhiganshina
Andrey Arseniev
(Marina Vasilieva and A. Ilin)

Variation from the ballet "Poultry Yard"
Choreography Dima Pimonov to music by L. Bernstein
Evgenia Artunian

Adagio (Igor Chernishov)
Alexandra Romanova (Kovaleva)
Yuri Baryshnikov (Ilin)

Diana and Acteon pdd
Miko Naosuki
Takaya Ryo (both from Japan)
(pedagogues L. Kovaleva and A. Ilin)

Vivat Academia! (video presentation followed by large ensemble work using students from all other levels - about a 10 minute piece)

--NA FLORESTA--

Suite from Gayane
Nune - Yulia Karimova
Gayane - Renata Shakirova (7th year)
male dance - (seems to be a typo?)
Aisha - Ekaterina Yalinskaya
Armen - Takaya Ryo
Izmael - Nail Enikeyev
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Of Saturday's performance the Adagio by Igor Chernishov was a modern-looking piece done in unitards - Romashova is a wisp of a tiny skinny girl with beautiful lines. She was stunning, the piece was highly emotive, ranging from grief to control to passion. It was on the longer side and left a strong impression.
Evgeniya Artunian stood out in the Fresco, as we'd seen her previously in the Dying Swan.
Of course Zhiganshaya but everyone has already commented on her.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:17 AM

 

 

plus she is dancing on August 4 Mariinsky Swan Lake in pas de trois with Ivannikova and Zyuzin.

 

Is this correct - a yet-to-graduate Vaganova student will dance the pas de trois with the Mariinsky?  She seems like a very nice girl who actually responds in person to comments on the (many) videos her dad posts.  I hope she goes on to have a glittering career.

 

I concur completely. She does seem really lovely off stage as well. I am also heartwarmed by what seems to be a beautiful parental relationship between she and her Father. With the combo of her dancing and what bits have been seen of her personality I am already a major fan of this young lady.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:08 AM


IMO, she is even lovelier (neater) than classmate Zhiganshina, even though the latter bested her at that competition in March.

 

Neater in her technical presentation yes indeed and quite beautiful in her own right but not nearly as exciting nor as musical. What Zhiganshina has can't be taught ...only refined. 




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