Bolshoi to tour China
Posted 31 July 2001 - 07:06 AM
(I mentoned last month that the Kirov is scheduled to tour Beijing and Shanghai in September 2002; I haven't had any more updates since then.)
[ 07-31-2001: Message edited by: Kevin Ng ]
Posted 31 July 2001 - 08:26 PM
Posted 31 July 2001 - 09:09 PM
However there is a possibility that the Kirov may tour Hong Kong again in a year's time after its China tour.
[ 08-01-2001: Message edited by: Kevin Ng ]
Posted 02 August 2001 - 12:30 PM
Only 30 (or more) dancers come from foreign countries.
The National Ballet of China will send 10 dancers to the competition. But none of them is principal dancer. I think a girl called Meng Ningning is most likely to get a medal. She is already a soloist and has danced some principal roles. Wen Fang is also nice. She was the bronze medallist at Varna in 1997 or 1998(I am not very sure, at Junior section). The problem with her is that she is not tall enough. I also heard that some fine dancers from Shanghai such as Fan Xiao Feng, Sun Yi Shen (Varna Gold Medallists last year) and Yao Wei (Helsinki Gold Medallist this Year) would attend the IBC.
Posted 02 August 2001 - 01:41 PM
[ 08-02-2001: Message edited by: Jeannie ]
Posted 03 August 2001 - 11:28 PM
More updated information:
So far, 103 dancers have been registered, including 27 dancers from foreign countries. The youngest dancer will be a girl called Shangguan Yunting. She is only 14 years old. She is a ballet student at Shanghai Dance Academy. The oldest one will be a girl called Jennifer Owen from USA. She is 27 years old.
The local Shanghai Ballet will send 7 dancers to the IBC, and Shanghai Dance Academy, 16 students.FYI.
See you in Beijing!
Posted 13 August 2001 - 04:19 AM
Finally 98 dancers will participate in this competition, incl.
Anton from Slovenia: silver medal winner at Varna in 1998
Aurora from France: first prize winner in International Dance Competition of Paris last year(Junior group), and
Sandra from Austria, first prize winner in Austria Competition, and of course many others....
Posted 14 August 2001 - 09:32 PM
I was in Inner Mongolia last week and came back to Beijing on Monday. Since Jeannie had told me she would leave for Shanghai on Tuesday, I went the hotel she stayed and managed to see her and her husband right before their leave.
Jeannie looked happy and said they had enjoyed their stay in Beijing very much.
Our friends (Helen and I) saw the opening performance (Swan Lake by Shanghai Ballet ) and the first round of the Shanghai IBC. They said a boy from Vietnam looked outstanding.
Since I forgot to take the phone numbers of Shanghai friend with me when I met Jeannie. I would like to put them here, just in case Jeannie find an internet cafe and view this msg.
We have some ballet friends in Shanghai. I think they can give Jeannie lots of local information or even introduce some dancers to Jeannie. One of our friends is Wa Wa. She majored in English at college and is learning ballet in her spare time now (she even shares the same teacher with Yao Wei, the Helsinki IBC gold medallist). Her phone number is: 64381100*104（daytime) / 62622591(home) / or 1362 1919 749 (mobile).
Please call her, Jeannie, whenever you need a help or information related to the IBC.
[ 08-15-2001: Message edited by: Hu Xinxin ]
Posted 15 August 2001 - 11:59 AM
Does anyone have more information?
Jeannie , we are all waiting for you! :rolleyes:
Posted 15 August 2001 - 01:41 PM
Posted 15 August 2001 - 07:03 PM
By the way, it was wonderful to meet our member-in-Beijing, HU Xinxin. Thanks for your insights, Xinxin!!!!
[ 08-15-2001: Message edited by: Jeannie ]
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