Moscow IBC - Round II results
Posted 16 June 2001 - 11:53 AM
Following are the dancers who have made the finals, set to take place all-day tomorrow (Sunday). My own "stars" (*) beside names of those who, I think, are worthy of medals.
JUNIOR GIRLS (17 made it; very few weeded out in last round...surprise, as only 4-5 are truly worthy of being in final round, in the opinion of those who sat through the entire jr group)
Ekaterina Shalkina (Ukr)
Anna Ginsburg (Moscow)
Natalia Kleymenova (Moscow)
Polina Semenova (Moscow)
Alexandra Sudoreeva (Kazak)
Yekaterina Kreisanova (Moscow)
* Veronika Varnovskaya (Moscow)
* Paula Andrea Elizondo (Argentina) - survived horrible fall in contemp round, I was told; technical whiz...takes huge risks
Julia Bolshakova (Moscow)
Julia Grebenschikova (Voronezh)
**Misa Kuranaga (Japan) magnificent...classically pure. Technically perfect, yet light 'elegant' manner. Alas, someone even more magnificent stands in her way of gold (perhaps) -- Ukraine's Domratcheva.
Anastasia Kurkova (Moscow)
Maria Klimova (Krasnoyarsk)
Maria Kochetkova (Moscow)
* Milena Sidorova (Ukraine) everybody loves this sprite of a girl for her two contemporary dances - her own choreography. (first round, it was a girl who can't fall asleep and battles with her pillow...to the music of Romeo & Juliet 'pillow dance'; yesterday, a clever "Spider' number to Grieg's Peer Gynt-Anitra Dance) Alas, the final round is all-classical, so we'll see if she can survive to a medal of some sort
Darya Ivanova (Moscow)
****Natalia Domracheva (Ukraine) - Has become the shoo-in for gold, unless she wins Grand Prix, in which case Japan's Misa K. might win Jr Girls gold instead.
JUNIOR BOYS (4...huh???)
* Alexander Butrimovich (Nizhny Novgorod)
Vladimir Tristan (Ukr)
Ruslan Savdenov (Kazak)
Vyacheslav Lopatin (Voronezh)
SENIOR WOMEN (8...surprised at how *few* passed on...then again, this is 100% correct. Judges did the appropriate 'weeding out' only in this category)
**Wang Qimin (China) exquisite...elegant...sure medal, but of which metal?
* Kim Joo-Won (Korea) light, romantic wisp...her Rnd I Giselle "did it" for her. It's 'Talisman pdd' tomorrow. Good choice?
Kyoko Takeichi (Japan)
Anna Zharova (Novosibirsk)
* Roberta Marcues (Brazil) the Brasileiros are HOT! Have the audience behind them. probably the most popular pair, behind the Ukraineans (Domracheva/Sarafanov) and the Bolshoi pair (Shipulina/Skvortsov).
* Oksana Kucheruk (St. Petes, Russia) still "in it" but lost points in round II for technical slip ups, I fear. We'll see if they can make-up tomorrow.
* Yurie Higuchi (Japan) wonderful technique and audience appeal...the Lausanne winner, Royal Ballet student, current soloist in Perm...great credentials - the one who, IMO, could challenge Wang and Schipulina for gold. More likely, silver or bronze. We'll see.
** Yekaterina Schipulina (Bolshoi-Moscow) Still very much in the running for Sr Womens Gold. Not quite spot-on last night...Is there an 'opening' for the elegant Chinese beauty, Wang Qimin? Hmmm...don't forget where we are..
SENIOR MEN (13...high number, again)
Vladimir Dmitriev (Moscow)
* Roman Mikhailov (St. Petersburg)...dances with Kucheruk
* Igor Schepachev (Moldova)...he's strong but his wife-partner did not make it to the finals due to technical problems last night.
Denis Bordiyan (Novosibirsk)
** Leonid Sarafanov (Ukraine) the man in that AMAZING Ukrainean team...he, too, is being mentioned for Grand prix. Off to Copenhagen after this contest?
Sergei Teplov (Moscow)
Sergei Vasyuchenko (Ukraine)
* Alexander Voltchkov (Bolshoi - Moscow)
** Han Po (China) the tall, perfect-turn-out partner of Wang.
* Tiago Soares-Pinto (Brazil) Hot-hot-hot!! Crowd fave.
Alexei Borzov (Moscow)
* Ruslan Skvortsov (Bolshoi-Moscow) Schipulina's partner & quite good himself
Tomonori Ochi (Japan)
p.s. - I am hoping that the Ukraineans get to reprise 'Tarantella' at the Gala, as this will be televised/recorded. You must see it to believe it. McBride/Villela...
[ 06-16-2001: Message edited by: Jeannie ]
Posted 16 June 2001 - 12:19 PM
Posted 16 June 2001 - 12:36 PM
Back to bed...bad head cold. Glad that there's no competition tonight.
Posted 16 June 2001 - 11:16 PM
Because this site is in Russian, you can view the website under this translator: http://translation2....com/urlmode.asp
Also, since we're talking about competitions, I thought I would just provide the links to the upcoming IBCs:
* 2nd Shanghai International Ballet Competition: www.chinaballet.com
*4th Modern and Ballet International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (Japan): www3.ocn.ne.jp/~ibc00ngo/
[ 06-17-2001: Message edited by: Terry ]
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