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2015 US & Canada Tour

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The Mariinsky has a multi year deal with the Kennedy Center, so you can count on them being in Washington DC. every season for the next few years.

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It would be nice if they got up to the Northwest at some point (she says hopefully)

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I think one of the stops will be Costa Mesa with Raymonda. Since MB will be in DC Jan/Feb 2015, I don't know if it will stop in DC for the fall tour.

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I think one of the stops will be Costa Mesa with Raymonda. Since MB will be in DC Jan/Feb 2015, I don't know if it will stop in DC for the fall tour.

I would go to the Costa Mesa show again (if that happens). I believe they also did some nights at Berkeley's Zellerbach auditorium, last tour. That would be easier for people in the Pacific Northwest, like Sandik - Seattle to Oakland airport isn't such a long flight.

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It would be a pleasure to see Raymonda either in DC or NYC. ABT has stopped doing it, presumably because of its politically incorrect plot. It has been at least 10 years since Raymonda has been done here in New York. (Not counting the Balanchine version - Raymonda Variations - which is merely a plotless distillation.)

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The Mariinsky has a multi year deal with the Kennedy Center, so you can count on them being in Washington DC. every season for the next few years.

As I understand it, Ardani represents MB in all North America, except for Washington, D.C. The deal with the Kennedy Center is a totally separate affair. I could be wrong, but at least that how it used to be. Could have changed recently, but I hope the KC management is smart enough to make do without any intermediaries.

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The fall tour will be California and Canada. NYC will be on a separate tour in January.

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does anyone have any idea where in Canada? The Ardani website only has TBA. Fall is not that far away...

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"Mariinksy will tour US & Canada Sept. - Oct. 2015"

Fall 2014 is close, but Fall 2015 isn't really.

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The company will tour NY with Cinderella the week before Kenn Cen season.

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Cinderella. How disappointing. I assume this is the Ratmansky version.

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Ratmansky version really worth seeing if Alina Somova is in it ! Probably others can do it brilliantly as well. Alexander Sergeyev is a great Prince.

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Cinderella. How disappointing. I assume this is the Ratmansky version.

I echo you abatt. i almost skipped it when they brought Ratmansky's cinderela to DC1,5 years ago.

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does anyone have any idea where in Canada?

Toronto & Ottawa.

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I predict the company will bring Beauty to Canada, Raymonda and/or MSND to California.

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The National Ballet of Canada is doing Sleeping Beauty in June 2015, it would be nice to see something different from the Mariinsky, that we never see here. But the promoters in Toronto are notoriously unadventurous. When the Sony Centre reopened, we got the Mariinsky doing... Swan Lake, and the next year we got the Bolshoi doing... Swan Lake. Don't get me wrong, the Mariinsky Swan is beautiful, but we NEVER see a full-length Bayadere or Raymonda etc.

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Speculating without knowledge, but I imagine that part of the repertory choices depends on what the company is good at touring with. They travel with the usual suspects (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle) fairly often -- do they take Bayadere or Raymonda on the road as often?

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Don't get me wrong, the Mariinsky Swan is beautiful, but we NEVER see a full-length Bayadere or Raymonda etc.

When Bolshoi was announced for Segerstrom (Orange County Performing Arts Center) in February 2010, they were going to do a week of La Bayadere, which I thought was quite courageous for that audience. Without explanation, a few months before the engagement, they substituted Don Quixote. Did Bolshoi decide they couldn't tour Bayadere because of sets or lack of appropriate principals or did the Segerstrom management get cold feet? I never saw an explanation, but my guess would be the latter.

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Speculating without knowledge, but I imagine that part of the repertory choices depends on what the company is good at touring with. They travel with the usual suspects (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle) fairly often -- do they take Bayadere or Raymonda on the road as often?

they took Bayadere to Ottawa the week before they brought Swan Lake to Toronto.

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Good to know -- thanks! Any idea how the performances did compared to other cities/rep?

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Here is my prediction, just a prediction which could turn out to be just a wishful thinking/day dreaming for a NY season. My prediction is a 2-week season with 2 full lengths and a mixed bills program, Cinderella will end the run. It will dovetail with the Kennedy Center season.

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any ideas which theatre they're likely to be in ? BAM? City Centre? NYCB is in the Koch theatre the week before and several weeks after the week of Mariinsky's Kennedy run.

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I was told by a company administrator that they will be at BAM, doing only Cinderella, the week before the Kennedy Center season, but as we all know too well, nothing about the current Mariinsky is certain until the performance has begun.

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