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President Bush, Kirov, and PBS special


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#1 ronny

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Posted 25 May 2002 - 03:41 PM

Just heard that the President and Mrs. Bush attended ballet in St Petersburg. I assume they saw the Kirov Company perform. Does anyone know what they saw?

Also just heard that PBS will air a special next thursday evening on the New York Ballet Company. I'm sure you all have heard of it by now, but I thought I should mention it. Maybe you have more details.

#2 Roma

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Posted 25 May 2002 - 04:39 PM

Apparently Putin requested that Shemyakin's "Nutcracker" be presented during Bush's visit, so that's what they saw.

#3 ronny

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Posted 25 May 2002 - 06:22 PM

OK, thanks. That would have been nice for them since they are probably familiar with the nutcracker. Wouldn't mind seeing that myself!

#4 Kevin Ng

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Posted 26 May 2002 - 03:56 AM

There's a short mention of President Bush's visit to the Maryinsky Theatre last night, in the News section of the Kirov website.

http://www.mariinsky.ru/en

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Posted 26 May 2002 - 07:14 PM

Apparently KQED, the SF PBS affiliate, has decided not to air the Diamond Project Gala...:mad:

#6 Alexandra

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Posted 26 May 2002 - 07:23 PM

That's an outrage! Protest! Email! Write letters!

#7 ronny

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Posted 27 May 2002 - 04:33 AM

Here is the blurb on the thursday May 30th PBS event:

Live from Lincoln Center

New York City Ballet's Diamond project;
Ten years of new choreography
Highlights from eight performances of ballets choreographed by Ulysses Dove, Peter Martins, Devin O Day, Angelin Preljocog, Richard Tanner, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Christopher Weeldon.

Have fun... hope everyone gets to see it one way or another.

#8 K2356

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Posted 29 May 2002 - 04:08 PM

Diamond will be on PBS in Detroit at 4 A.M. on June 2,i am going to need toothpicks to keep my eyes open for this performance !!!!!:)


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