Bolshoi 2014-15 cinema season
Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:09 PM
can't get much more official than that!
Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:10 PM
The issue, I think, was the reason for Zakharova's withdrawal.
Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:11 PM
My note was in response to a post that was removed.
Posted 26 October 2014 - 03:15 PM
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.
Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:54 PM
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!)
Posted Today, 09:06 AM
Should the casting be decided by the choreographer Grigorovich? Grigorovich seems to be really quite fond of Rodkin. Guess that Rodkin would be Siegfried in next Bolshoi's HD Swan Lake, if D. Hallberg could not recover from injuries soon.
Last summer I saw D. Rodkin in S.W., D.Q. and Spartacus. He is pretty good. If Bolshoi would call Tsiskaridze back to coach Rodkin as The Nutcracker-Prince, that would be something to watch.
Posted Today, 01:16 PM
If Bolshoi would call Tsiskaridze back to coach Rodkin as The Nutcracker-Prince, that would be something to watch.
This is never, ever likely to happen as long as Sergei Filin is director of the company. There are a couple of prevailing theories in the Russian dance press about the huge, almost unseemly push Rodkin has received recently. One is that Filin wants to prove to Tsiskaridze that Rodkin can excel without his former teacher. The other is that Tsiskaridze is still lobbying for his former charge through Grigorovich. It's entirely possible that before the season is out, movie audiences will also see Rodkin as Siegfried and as Prince Kurbky, with Nikulina as Anastasia, of course. Alas, I cannot share your enthusiasm, yudi. By plastering Nikulina and Rodkin all over the screen, the Bolshoi is taking an extremely unappealing selection of repertoire and making it even less attractive to me.
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