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  1. Did Svetlana Zakharova leave Mariinsky for Bolshoi, when Vaziev was in charge? Andrei Merkuriev left Mariinsky for being invited by Radmansky, but not kicked by Vaziev, according to gramilano’s interview with Merkuriev few yeas ago - Andrey Merkuriev answers the Gramilano Questionnaire.
  2. Program of Opening Gala of the Third China International Ballet Season Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère Act II Performers: Zhang Jian (Prima Ballerina of National Ballet of China) Ma Xiaodong (Principal Dancer of National Ballet of China), Corps de ballet of the National Ballet of China Excerpts from Anna Karenina Performers: Liubov Andreyeva (Soloist of Saint Petersburg Eifman Ballet) Oleg Gabyshev (Soloist of Saint Petersburg Eifman Ballet) Les Enfants du Paradis Performers: Agnes Letestu (Étoile-Principal Dancer of Paris Opera Ballet) Audric Bezard (Premier Danseur of Paris Opera Ballet) White Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake Performers: Tan Yuanyuan (Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet) Tiit Helimets (Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet) Excerpts from Wonderland Performers: Adiarys Almeida Taras Domitro Romeo and Juliet pas de deux Performers: Elena Yevseyeva (Soloist of Mariinsky Theatre) Artem Ovcharenko (Principal Dancer of The Bolshoi Ballet) The Forth Chapter of The Yellow River Performers: Qiu Yunting (Principal Dancer of National Ballet of China) Ma Xiaodong (Principal Dancer of National Ballet of China), etc. Excerpts from The Crane Calling Act II Performers: Qiu Yunting (Principal Dancer of National Ballet of China) Guo Fengbai (Corps de Ballet Dancer of National Ballet of China) Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake Performers: Adiarys Almeida Taras Domitro Non rien de rien Performers: Agnes Letestu (Étoile-Principal Dancer of Paris Opera Ballet) Audric Bezard (Premier Danseur of Paris Opera Ballet) https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4529/37816416384_374a0275a3_c.jpg Diving into the Lilacs Performers: Tan Yuanyuan (Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet) Tiit Helimets (Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet) https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4525/38531929751_1b3ea97498_c.jpg Excerpts from Requiem Performers: Liubov Andreyeva (Soloist of Saint Petersburg Eifman Ballet) Oleg Gabyshev(Soloist of Saint Petersburg Eifman Ballet) Excerpts from Don Quixote Act Ⅲ Performers: Kitri:Elena Yevseyeva (Soloist of Mariinsky Theatre) Basilio:Artem Ovcharenko (Principal Dancer of The Bolshoi Ballet) Chief Bridesmaid:Qiu Yunting (Principal Dancer of National Ballet of China) Fandango:Lu Na (Principal Dancer of National Ballet of China) Li Ke (Soloist of National Ballet of China), etc. Corps de ballet of the National Ballet of China https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4564/38531933831_0f654c082d_b.jpg ☆ Information above from WeChat subscription account of National Ballet of China. ☆
  3. (A news story on China Daily about an international ballet festival in Beijing, China) The Third China International Ballet Season is now underway in Beijing, the Chinese capital. The opening gala at the Tianqiao Theater involved stars from several world famous ballet companies. (The detailed program info of open-evening gala would be posted in the following reply.) Dance stars from around the world gathered for the grand opening of China's international ballet season. Excerpts from a dozen classic repertoires were brought to the stage, including Swan Lake, Anna Karenina and The Yellow River. "We want to promote ballet through this international season and encourage more people to enjoy ballet. It's not a popular art, but I think it can help people to improve their artistic attainments. So we have the responsibility to bring this art to more people," said Wang Quanxing, deputy director of the National Ballet of China. The festival will be highlighted by a special session for Russian artists from Dec 1 to 3, and a joint performance presented by the 10 best Chinese ballet troupes on Dec 28. A special session《Love from Russia》for Russian artists led by Bolshoi Ballet prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova Speaking at a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday, Feng Ying, director of the National Ballet of China, said the China International Ballet Season is aimed at "introducing the finest foreign ballet works to Chinese audience members", and at the same time, building a platform for international artists learning about China's dance scene. "Ballet art was born in the West. But the development of Chinese ballet has begun to impress the rest of the world, more than 60 years after it was introduced in China. It's because of efforts from people working in the industry, " Feng said. "The joint show [of Chinese artists] will help manifest the status quo of Chinese ballet." Feng Ying at news conference of the 3rd China International Ballet Season The Third China International Ballet Season also boasts a benefit dedicated to promoting the age-old art to more Chinese people with cheaper entry tickets and chances to interact face-to-face with ballet masters to learn about behind-the-scenes stories of script writing and choreography. The China International Ballet Season was initiated by the National Ballet of China and the Tianqiao Theater in 2013 and has been held biennially since then. It has so far attracted 57 troupes from 27 countries worldwide that have participated. 【References】 http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2017-10/11/content_33115171.htm http://news.xinhuanet.com/city/2017-11/13/c_129739247.htm http://en.chinaculture.org/2017-11/15/content_1104381.htm 【Photos】 https://ent.chinadaily.com.cn/2017-11/14/content_34513093.htm
  4. Moreover, I have seen Krysanova dancing live in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Spartacus, Etudes, The Bright Stream, Carmen Suite, Giselle, Jewels, La Sylphide, The Flames of Paris. But, I have never got the impression that she is "mechanical, dry, lacking nuance, no singing lines, and, like in the broadcast -- not filled with meaning." I think her performances are always with clear musical rhythm, full of inspiration. Her classical ballet technique is super. Although she is not that LADY-type of beauty, her body language can completely express the theatrical idea and sensibility of traditional and modern ballets. She is very beautiful on ballet stage. BTW, when I select a seat to watch ballet in a theater, I like to have one in front raw on the 2nd or 3rd floor, the view angle is between +/-60° from the center line. Maybe, you like to take a seat and watch differently? If Radmansky did choose Krysanova to dance as Medora, I could totally understand that. Krysanova is one of the best Radmansky dancers in the world, no doubt. Plus, I saw Stepanova dancing live in Etudes. She was hesitant and unsure, made some obvious missteps in fouette turns and the trio with Chino and Tissi, which cannot convince me that Stepanova could be a better Medora than Krysanova was.
  5. yudi

    Corsaire Live Webcast of Today

    You can still see this ballet broadcasted live today, on Bolshoi Theater's video channel - http://media.bolshoi.ru/play/#/vod/play/309 , if you have missed watching it in theater. Today's performance of Le Corsaire was absolutely gorgeous! Not only everyone's dancing was well done, flawless, and their dramatic interpretation vivid. BTW, I went to a theater to see it.
  6. yudi

    2017/2018 season

    Wonderful post! That is very informative and educational. On YouTube I have seen complete Russian Seasons, The Bolt, and other Bolshoi ballets that have been broadcasting live in cinema. Some were deleted, but there are still different editions left.
  7. yudi

    2017/2018 season

    I saw Krysanova and Stepanova dancing live in Etudes. I thought pretty much the same as you said. Katya is a dancing virtuoso, one of my favorite ballet dancers. On stage she always looked very confident, open and show-off to tell story with her dancing. In Etudes she was as amazing and awesome as usual. Technically she was super and her performance inspirational. Stepanova was hesitant and unsure, made some manifest missteps in fouette turns and the trio with Chino and Tissi. She was excellent as The Queen of the Dryads in D.Q., though. Maybe, she would feel more comfortable to certain roles and recover her confidence. I also saw Alyona Kovalyova dancing in Etudes. She is a "Snow White" kind of beauty. She was good in Etudes. However, when Kovalyova stood on pointe toes, she was higher than Ovcharenko for over a head.
  8. Sorry for confusing you. I didn’t mean that. As discussed in this forum the casting of Medora, the first option is Smirnova, then second Krysanova. And you mentioned Stepanova, so I thought the final choice of Medora(dancer) may get input from the choreographer Ratmansky.
  9. Romeo and Juliet – Ballet Talk with Lindsay Fischer The National Ballet of Canada Very informative and edifying!
  10. Bolshoi needs to listen to Ratmansky's opinion for casting?
  11. yudi

    World Ballet Day Bolshoy Webcast Online!

    The Login of Bolshoi website is different from Login of Bolshoi Booking tickets site, isn't it?
  12. Alena Kovaleva, Jacopo Tissi Diamonds Rehearsal World Ballet Day 2017 - Bolshoi (Duration: 18:26) This is the only segment of Bolshoi's WBD-2017 I have found so far in YouTube.
  13. https://youtu.be/mUXxc3mxbiY World Ballet Day 2017 - The Australian Ballet FULL LIVE STREAM (Duration: 5:01:18) Hosted by Chris Bath and Senior Artist Jarryd Madden, our World Ballet Day features rehearsals, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and exclusive insights alongside features from La Trobe University's Gate Lab, The National Ballet of Japan, The National Ballet of China and Singapore Dance Theatre. The National Ballet of Japan (3:41:08-3:51:51) Singapor Dance Theater (4:07:25-4:17:35) The National Ballet of China (4:28:00-4:38:55)
  14. yudi

    2017/2018 season

    There is a piece of video on YouTube: "Ave Maria" – Ballerina Tatiana Osipova (Bolshoi Ballet Academy / Bolshoi Theater). She is absolutely amazing! https://youtu.be/Kyy4vO14ah4
  15. The second stop in National Ballet of China's touring of Germany is Hamburg. The following introduction of the National Ballet of China, program and casting list are from Hamburg Ballet's website. http://www.hamburgballett.de/en/spielplan/play.php?AuffNr=141852 ‣ The Crane Calling, Dancers: Wang Qiming, Ma Xiaodong ‣ Close Your Eyes When It Is Getting Dark, Dancers: Zhang Jian, Wang Qiming, Ma Xiaodong ‣ How Beautiful Is Heaven, Dancers: Sun Yali, She Zhaohuan ‣ Buddha Ji, Dancer: Wu Siming ‣ Sacrifice, Dancers: Xu Yan, Zhang Yao ‣ Yellow River, Leading Dancers: Zhang Jian, Sun Ruichen After the curtain calls, Master John Neumeier went up to the stage with happy smiling and rapturous applause. He said: "The performance is very successful! You could present such a different style of works in a party, that showed the new achievements of Chinese ballet art!" In the evening reception, Master John Neumeier talked about the long-time friendship and corporation between Hamburg Ballet and NB of China. He recalled the first visiting of Beijing, when Hamburg Ballet made the first show-up on China's stage, the Artistic Director Feng Ying and he decided to develop exchanging and corporation between the two ballet troupes. Since then, some Chinese dancers have been invited to participate in Nijinsky Gala. And in 2011 the whole troupe of NB of China came to Hamburg to present Chinese ballet Raise the Red Lantern, which is a ballet with enriched ethical color and Chinese characteristics.
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