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#31 canbelto

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:10 AM

I don't get why they're not bringing Sylvia or Marguerite and Armand. Those were two big-deal premieres in St. Petersburg this year and you'd think they'd want to take it abroad. 



#32 sandik

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:18 AM

Perhaps there are tour restrictions in their contract for Marguerite and Armand?  Or perhaps they were indeed trying to create a Ballet Russe program, though it doesn't seem to be marketed that way.



#33 sandik

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:21 AM

I normally go out to DC almost every season to see the Mariinsky, but this season I'll pass.  No interest in spending money for transportation and hotel to see Sacre.  I would have enjoyed seeing the rest of the program, but not enough to go to DC. 

 

And there are some people who will travel to see this because they're doing the Nijinsky/Hodson -- the only constant thing about tastes is that they vary.

 

I'd trade the Paquita or the Swan for Carnaval or Armide though -- we hardly ever get a chance at those works!



#34 volcanohunter

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:51 AM

Perhaps there are tour restrictions in their contract for Marguerite and Armand?

 

They'll be performing the ballet in London in a little over a week, in the Royal Ballet's own home. Perhaps its exclusion should be taken as an indication that its London Marguerites--Vishneva and Lopatkina--won't be coming to Washington.



#35 sandik

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:00 AM

 

Perhaps there are tour restrictions in their contract for Marguerite and Armand?

 

They'll be performing the ballet in London in a little over a week, in the Royal Ballet's own home. Perhaps its exclusion should be taken as an indication that its London Marguerites--Vishneva and Lopatkina--won't be coming to Washington.

 

Well, there goes that theory!

 

Sometimes I think that trying to understand artistic policy by looking at touring choices is like the old Soviet-era practice of guessing who was in or out of power based on the May Day parade photos...



#36 volcanohunter

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:33 AM

Nah, it's way more complicated than Kremlinology.



#37 canbelto

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:53 AM

But the program seems to indicate that Vishneva/Lopatkina are coming to Washington, because "The Swan" is a favorite for them. I've seen both of them do it. "Dying is an art, like everything else I do it exceptionally well" applies to their "Dying Swans," as both of them milk curtain calls while posing "dead" for like 10-15 min ...



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

The Paquita excerpts might be wonderful depending on casting, but the likelihood of Fateyev giving us casting we want to see in it for even one of the nights is slim. But Paquita is really the only thing that could get me on a plane. One stomping ballet, two super short ballet pieces and one decent classical work which is just pieces (and probably won't include the children's mazurka).....it just doesn't seem worth the hassle!

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:09 PM

But the program seems to indicate that Vishneva/Lopatkina are coming to Washington, because "The Swan" is a favorite for them. I've seen both of them do it. "Dying is an art, like everything else I do it exceptionally well" applies to their "Dying Swans," as both of them milk curtain calls while posing "dead" for like 10-15 min ...

 

Would they cross eight time zones for five (well, 15-20) minutes of stage time? 



#40 Natalia

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

Lopatkina already did that for the gala that opened one of the early-2000s seasons (the year when they took La Valse to DC). She danced The Swan once. This was the time when she was just coming out of a long injury and rarely danced on pointe.



#41 abatt

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:42 PM

Vishneva rarely comes to DC anymore.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

Kondaurova, Pavlenko, Somova, Gumerova, and Kolegova also have the Swan in their repertoire. So it is not a given that Lopatkina or Vishneva would be the ones to dance it. Those two are probably the favorite choices for that role for the American audiences, but it doesn't mean they will be on the tour since things seem so crazy sometimes with casting. 



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Posted Today, 06:17 AM

Open Rehearsal tickets went on sale today at The Kennedy Center: Mariinsky 1-27-15, Royal Ballet 6-9-15.   They sell out very quickly.



#44 Helene

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Posted Today, 08:46 AM

Thank you for letting us know, maps!



#45 speed100

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Posted Today, 02:03 PM

Thank you very much,maps.

 

Do you know if Lincoln Center in NYC does Open Rehearsals in general and for the forthcoming Mikhailovski ballet tour in particular, please?

 




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