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Kevin Ng

Kirov 's Covent Garden season- Cast changes

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Dear Kevin Ng,

You are so imformative re he castings at C/G and the Kirov.

Can you advise where you get all yout info.

Regards

David

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David, I've been following the Kirov since 1987; and I have a number of contacts in the company.

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Kevin, do you know why Makhalina is not dancing? Is she injured? Is she out of favor? She seems to be hardly ever cast now(couple of years it seems), and I have been wondering why.

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In the hopes of saving Kevin from trying to figure out a way to answer this, I'll ask that he not. :)

I'm sure a lot of people are wondering what happened to Makhalina, or other dancers -- it's a good question -- but I'm afraid I have to step in again and say any answer would fall into the Gossip bin. The answer will depend on who one asks, and there's no guarantee that it will be accurate. Unfortunately, while rehearsal schedules and cast lists are posted openly backstage in most theaters, Currently Out of Favor with the Directorship Lists are not, and there's no Injured Reserve list in ballet, as there is in sports.

[ 07-02-2001: Message edited by: alexandra ]

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Yulia Makhalina danced last year with the Kirov at the ROH. She danced a powerful Firebird on 15th August. She also performed with a small company led by Igor Zelensky at the Lowry Theatre Salford on 25th August. She danced the Don Quixote PDD with Igor Zelensky.

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Alexandra, you are right. :) I should not have asked.

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Thank you, Roma, but I didn't mean my post as a chiding. I was just trying to head off six well-meaning people each with a different rumor :)

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Makhalina also did a very impressive Swan Lake last year, I would have liked to see her Manon. Does anyone know what her reviews are like in Russia?

Amy

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Salome

According to the article in Dancing Times, Makhalina's Manon was, unfortunately, close to 'over-reacting'and far too polish. That's all I know!

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Re Yulia Makhalina, I heard tonight by chance that she may dance Giselle in St. Petersburg next week.

[ 07-05-2001: Message edited by: Kevin Ng ]

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