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Bolshoi 2014-15 cinema season


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#31 kbarber

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:09 PM

it's official, it's on the Bolshoi website:
http://www.bolshoi.r...ances/71/roles/
can't get much more official than that!

#32 volcanohunter

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:10 PM

The issue, I think, was the reason for Zakharova's withdrawal.



#33 Helene

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:11 PM

And that's what we need: a link or description of the official source with the news and no more info than the source provides.

My note was in response to a post that was removed.

#34 California

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:03 AM

"Bolshoi in Cinema" just sent out this tweet: 


Sadly, Svetlana Zakharova is ill and is unable to dance in the broadcast. will be replaced by Prima Maria Allash. Feel better Svetlana!



#35 macnellie

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

I came away so puzzled that this ballet is so honored. The choreography showed off the strength of the men and the suppleness of the women--Maria Allash was powerful. Would love to see her in something else. But the music? the pasties over the leotards? and the dance I remember as the "pony"!

#36 volcanohunter

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:18 PM

Don't forget that scene in Act 1, where all the officers and members of the court march in. It could serve as a recruitment video for the Ministry of Silly Walks.



#37 macnellie

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:29 PM

yup!

#38 SandyMcKean

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:54 PM

Well, I absolutely loved this screening.

I thought Maria Allash performed at the level of great art (not just the dancing). I liked the music (made me think of Shostakovich). The story was compelling, and the stagecraft (costumes and alike) a treat for the eyes. Grigorovich's choreography I found fascinating; was it the best choreography I've seen? No, but fascinating none the less (very reminiscent of Malliot IMO). He created powerful renditions of emotions.

Was it the greatest thing ever? No, but for my $18 and an afternoon, I'd do it again in a heart beat. (And it's certainly easier and cheaper than flying to Moscow or to the east coast.....which is about the only other ways I will ever see the Bolshoi -- living here in Seattle as I do!)


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