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“Who is to dance at Mariinsky?”(Merged with general discussion of the subject)


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#106 MadameP

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

The new corps de ballet members have finally been added to the roster, including Vitaly Amelishko, who made his debut as one of the Horses in Little Humpbacked Horse on 5th October.  

 

Also, the following dancers are no longer on the Mariinsky roster, so presumably have not renewed their contracts for various reasons: Yulia Kasenkova, Keenan Kampa, Tatiana Serova.  



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 04:21 PM

According to this link, she spent the summer instructing at Grand Rapids Ballet:

http://www.grballet.com/keenan-kampa/

 

Also, apparently she's appearing in a fictional movie:

http://www.pointemag...tar-high-strung



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 12:35 AM

According to this link, she spent the summer instructing at Grand Rapids Ballet:
http://www.grballet.com/keenan-kampa/
 
Also, apparently she's appearing in a fictional movie:
http://www.pointemag...tar-high-strung


Neither of these articles give any indication Kampa has left the Mariinsky. There are a few tweets from her about the car sharing service Uber, but it's hard to know if they are legit. After all the brouhaha about her being in the company and now she's mysteriously gone. Given the currently sour relationship between the U.S. And Russia, I'm not that surprised she's gone.

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 01:57 AM

My questions still stand:  were those terms different than any other Vaganova Academy graduate?  If different than in years past, did the change apply as of a specific year?
 
Academy graduates who have been hired into the corps have been cast in soloist roles, whether or not they are slated to rise up the ranks.

Zhiganshina is different to other Vaganova graduates in recent years in that she is the ONLY one who danced a principal part in a full-length ballet (Masha with the Nutcracker) with the Mariinsky ballet while still a Vaganova student. Not the only one in her year, but the only one in the past 19 years, because the last one I can remember is Diana Vishneva as Kitri (correct me if someone here knows someone else who did that later). None of the graduates since 2008 or earler has even danced a solo part with the company before graduation.

On the Mariinsky tour to London, this past summer, Renata Shakirova -a Vaganova student- danced the role of Polyhymnia in Balanchine's Apollo. I also believe I saw her in a video a few days ago, performing the pas from Nutcracker. I have never heard of her before but Fateyev must like her.


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