Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet
Posted 09 November 2001 - 09:17 AM
I don't know anything about the company, but I was thinking that The Snow Maiden might be an interesting alternative to the Nutcracker for chidren.
Has anyone seen this company or these productions ? What's quoted on the publicity blurb can be rather far removed from the original review. It's interesting that they are using lots of US references to market the company. Much the same was done for the Universal Ballet last year.
I'd be interested in hearing views on the productions.
Posted 09 November 2001 - 10:29 AM
I saw this company two years ago, in "Swan Lake," "The Nutcracker," and a mixed bill at the Kennedy Center. Even though I didn't like the Bourmeister and Ivanov productions of SL and N respectively, I'd go see the company again. The dancers are good, if not on the level of the Kirov or Bolshoi, and I thought the company was one of the best directed companies I've seen in a long time -- in the sense of casting, coaching, attention to detail, etc. The ballet mastering aspects. How that holds up on a long tour, I don't know.
If you see it there, please tell us what you think.
Has anyone seen the company on its recent tour?
Posted 09 November 2001 - 12:29 PM
I haven't seen their Snow Maiden, but have seen them dance Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Don Q. and Vladimir Vasiliev's superb, though unconventional, Romeo & Juliet. I have also seen some contemporary mixed programmes.
Obviously the Bolshoi gets the pick of the best available dancers but nevertheless the company has produced some real stars. I particularly admired Svetlana Tsoi who bears a resemblance to Lesley Caron and Gennadi Yanin (now with the Bolshoi) who was the best Mercutio I have ever seen - extremely funny, extremely dirty and totally outrageous! By the way I have been told that its possible Yanin will guest with the company in London.
Currently they have a huge star called Chernobrovkina (not sure of her first name) and I am looking forward to seeing her as I have been told she is outstanding.
Posted 09 November 2001 - 05:52 PM
Posted 09 November 2001 - 07:11 PM
I would like to note that that this is not the Moscow Ballet which is currently touring the Nutcracker extensively in the U.S.
Posted 09 November 2001 - 08:31 PM
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