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Solo For Two w. Osipova and Vasiliev


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#46 canbelto

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

Here's more:

 

 

The choreography does remind me a little bit of the folk/modern choreography that might have been presented in an "artistic" evening in the USSR. In those evenings I think artists were expected to drop the Don Quixotes and could choose a mixed bill of "modern" choreography.



#47 Helene

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:54 PM

I don't know of any "modern" dance in the Soviet Union that required a new movement vocabulary.  Were there such dance movements which ballet dancers would leverage, and, if so, what are they now?



#48 sandik

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:59 PM

There has been variations of modern dance taught and performed in Russia for a number of years (remember Isadora Duncan spent time teaching there) but I think the modern/folk dance referred to here is more along the lines of the theatricalized folk work of the Moiseyev and other groups.



#49 abatt

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:57 AM

Moiseyev is worlds above the choreography set forth in the above video clips. 



#50 Helene

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:32 AM

I thought the Soviets eventually expunged most of what we'd consider modern dance as decadent along the way.  I didn't realize there were still remnants.  I wonder that Russia looks so much to the West when it adds rep, rather than leveraging what was there..



#51 sandik

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:36 AM

It's not so much that it was expunged as it was co-opted -- most of what I've heard described as "modern dance" has been produced in fairly conventional settings. 



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:37 PM

This just turned up with Google Alerts: an explanation for why Carmen and the San Jose Ballet were cancelled from the Osipova/Vasiliev engagement. If this is to be believed, despite severe financial problems and unexpected staff turn-over, the real reason was a disagreement about the order of the program.

Last week, Parry offered an explanation for the grand tour’s cancellation. “There was a falling-out over where Carmen was going to appear on the program,” Parry said last Thursday, explaining that the presenter insisted that it should close the show, which didn’t work for the artists. Parry added that there is no quarrel between BSJ and Ardani. “We’re hoping it might happen next summer.”


https://www.sfcv.org...ose-stayed-home

BTW -- It's interesting that Ballet San Jose, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Colorado Ballet (and others, I'm sure) all have the same number of dancers on contract (30).

#53 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:51 PM

Here's more:

 

 

 

(Yawn) 



#54 YouOverThere

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:36 AM



If a ticket is for a specific venue on a specific date for a specific time (and often, a specific seat), and the producer can change the program and/or casting, I don't know how it could be legal if the producer fails to produce a show on that date and does not offer a refund, even if there is a reschedule on another date.  I would request a chargeback from my credit card company, if a venue refused to refund under those circumstances.  I've never had that happen.

 

From Ticketmaster's website (http://www.ticketmas...tm_link=tm_i_rp):

 

 

 


Refunds for Rescheduled Events

We'll contact you with the new date and time ASAP. Can't make it? Refunds are up to the artist, team, venue, or promoter - but we'll do everything we can to help.

 

 

which implies that you are not necessarily legally entitled to a refund if a show is rescheduled.



#55 abatt

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:03 AM

Don't see how any organization could legally deny a refund for an event when the date of the event is changed.  The date is a fundamental term of the contract between the vendor and the purchaser, and once that is changed the contract is voidable.   



#56 sandik

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:04 AM

It totally depends on the language in the ticket agreement -- some of them have quite elaborate "If (this changes) then (that changes)" situations laid out in detail.  The ticket seller can make some pretty complicated requirements, with the ultimate response to complaints being "you don't have to buy the ticket."



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

Just to be clear, I did not contact SCFTA about a refund; however, the date change was not something they even made the slightest announcement about to the subscribers suggesting they felt no qualms about changing the date once subscribers paid for tickets (but before they received the tickets).

 

As another anecdote, SCFTA completely cancelled a program from this season's subscription packet and subscribers were informed about it when tickets were finally mailed. The letter read that the ticket amount "will be held on account." When I contacted them, a bit pissed, about what that actually meant they said they could refund it but they just "didn't know what each subscriber would want to do with the money." Um, get it back? Without having to take time out of my day to contact you to get it back? They won't refund my credit card, so I am now waiting 4-8 weeks for a check in the mail. I am less than impressed.



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 03:29 PM

Just to be clear, I did not contact SCFTA about a refund; however, the date change was not something they even made the slightest announcement about to the subscribers suggesting they felt no qualms about changing the date once subscribers paid for tickets (but before they received the tickets).

 

As another anecdote, SCFTA completely cancelled a program from this season's subscription packet and subscribers were informed about it when tickets were finally mailed. The letter read that the ticket amount "will be held on account." When I contacted them, a bit pissed, about what that actually meant they said they could refund it but they just "didn't know what each subscriber would want to do with the money." Um, get it back? Without having to take time out of my day to contact you to get it back? They won't refund my credit card, so I am now waiting 4-8 weeks for a check in the mail. I am less than impressed.

I think that's kind of appalling...I've been treated better by the Met and the Koch theaters when I was on less firm ground...



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Posted 06 September 2014 - 11:38 AM

Just to be clear, I did not contact SCFTA about a refund; however, the date change was not something they even made the slightest announcement about to the subscribers suggesting they felt no qualms about changing the date once subscribers paid for tickets (but before they received the tickets).

 

As another anecdote, SCFTA completely cancelled a program from this season's subscription packet and subscribers were informed about it when tickets were finally mailed. The letter read that the ticket amount "will be held on account." When I contacted them, a bit pissed, about what that actually meant they said they could refund it but they just "didn't know what each subscriber would want to do with the money." Um, get it back? Without having to take time out of my day to contact you to get it back? They won't refund my credit card, so I am now waiting 4-8 weeks for a check in the mail. I am less than impressed.

 

Since I don't know the particulars, it's hard to make a firm comment, but I'm really disconcerted by this description -- I'd have to know what the actual language of the ticket agreement includes, but I'm very surprised that they didn't, at the very least, include more information in the general mailing about refund options.  Unless that's part of the micro-type in the agreement, it doesn't sound like standard practice.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 08:31 AM

I got a full refund for the cancelled ballet.  Called SCFTA and was told I could hold the money in my account or have a full refund.  When I asked for the refund I was given options on how the money could be refunded, and I had no trouble having it crdited to my credit card account.




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