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#31 kbarber

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:06 AM

Unlike the Mik, the Bolshoi has plenty of stars. Bolshoi can sell out the Met with SL and DQ with or without Hallberg and/or Vasiliev.  (Spartacus isn't exactly an audience favorite, so that's going to be a tougher sell no matter who is cast.)I'm guessing this delay of signing contracts must somehow relate to money, not personnel.  It's probably a negotiating maneuver by the Bolshoi.
 
If the Bolshoi doesn't end up coming to NYC, I seriously doubt that they will come to Saratoga. 
 
I'm not sure that Hallberg would necessarily be a big draw in NYC for the Bolshoi anyway.  When the Bolshoi visits NYC, a large segment of the audience, including many, many Russians, want to see Russian dancers who were trained at the Bolshoi, not Americans.

I agree and would add that just the name "Bolshoi" sells--well known stars or not. But I'm not sure about Spartacus not being an audience favorite--For many people (and I should think especially the Russian audience in New York) Spartacus "is" the Bolshoi. Perhaps that's an outdated notion??


From the amount of Russian I heard in the audience at the recent live broadcast of the Bolshoi's Spartacus in Toronto (which was much better attended than the Royal B's Don Q) I deduce that is pretty accurate.

#32 lmspear

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:38 PM

KC has lots of taxpayer money to fund these engagements (in additon to private capital donations). 

 

I have to open my mouth here.  The Kennedy Center operates under a unique structure.  Performances are not funded by taxpayer dollars.  The physical plant of the building and the "living memorial to President Kennedy" are operated with tax dollars through the National Park Service.  Performances, educational programing, administrative staff, etc. are funded through the Kennedy Center Trust.  Performances went on as usual during the federal government shutdown.



#33 mussel

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:28 PM

Assume the NYC tour will go on as planned, if the Saratoga tour turns out to be a hit, it could change the formula for all future NYC tours.  It'll make NYC engagements more financially viable by adding on Saratoga as a bonus side trip.



#34 puppytreats

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:26 PM

Is the Bolshoi SB film broadcast announced in yesterday's link the same performance previously shown in movie theatres, starring  Svet. Z. and David Hallberg or a new one in HD?



#35 volcanohunter

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:43 PM

It's the performance from 2011. The Bolshoi will not be performing The Sleeping Beauty again until February 2014.



#36 California

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:27 AM

The English-language page on the Bolshoi site that had listed a July 2014 tour visit to NY until very recently now shows nothing for New York: http://www.bolshoi.r...ormances/#tour1

I suppose that might be because negotiations with Lincoln Center are still underway and somebody decided the announcement was premature. Or it might mean the NY visit is off entirely. Anybody know?

#37 mussel

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:25 AM

Saratoga tour is not listed on the Bolshoi site neither.



#38 naomikage

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:38 PM

it seems there are performances of Bolshoi at Saratoga Springs

 

http://www.saratogia...or-the-holidays

 

online availability beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at spac.org



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:38 AM

Smart marketing tool.  SPAC might as well get people's money as early as possible, given the demand.  The Bolshoi ticket prices at SPAC are CHEAP compared to what I anticipate will be charged for the NYC engagement, assuming it actually goes forward.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:20 AM

Is there any hope the NYC engagement might still happen? Both NYC and Saratoga had been on the Bolshoi tour site for a time, then both disappeared.

 

http://www.bolshoi.r...ormances/#tour1



#41 abatt

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:16 AM

As someone pointed out earlier in this thread, if the Manhattan engagement is cancelled, then the Saratoga performances would not go forward.  (It makes no sense economically for the Bolshoi to go to Saratoga only.) Lincoln Center Festival usually doesn't announce its summer lineup until March.



#42 kbarber

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:01 PM

My understanding generally speaking is that presenters don't like ballet companies announcing their engagements before the presenter does. So this was true, for instance, for the National Ballet of Canada when they went to LA and to the Kennedy Center. The NBOC knew, of course, that they would be on tour but they didn't post it on their website till the presenters had done so. As abatt pointed out, LCFestival doesn't announce its lineup till March.
This would not explain, however, why Saratoga has disappeared from the Bolshoi site.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:33 PM

At last! Confirmation from Lincoln Center (in a Tweet) and in the NY Times of the visit in July 2014:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...r-festival.html

 

Hallberg will perform with both ABT and Bolshoi, according to the Times. Three ballets that had been rumored before: Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Spartacus.



#44 abatt

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:36 PM

Yeah. Thanks California. Wish the rep choices were otherwise, but I'll take what I can get.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:40 PM

Just read the entire link.  Many of  the offerings this summer for the Festival sound interesting too.  Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert onthe same stage - I'm there.

 

The article highlights that Hallberg will appear w. the Bolshoi.  Since there is no mention of either Vasiliev or Osipova, can we assume that they will not be invited as guests for the NY engagement?




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