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  1. These are not only the most phenomenal but also the most musical fouettés I've ever seen. Thanks for posting it.
  2. It'd be great if the San Francisco Ballet acquired the rights for this ballet. The company is big enough to fill in all the dancing roles. There are several choral companies in the city that could participate: SF Opera Chorus, SF Symphony Chorus, Gay men's chorus, etc. The orchestra is familiar with Demutsky's score and can play it well. The corps men are excellent and probably could do a better job in the controversial "dance of transgenders" than the Bolshoi's dancers. And I can see Angelo Greco taking on the protagonist role. It could be a new commissioned work for the 2018/2019 season. Pure speculations on my part but one can dream.
  3. I can't contain my excitement over the casting. I know Skorik has many detractors but to me she is one of the most beautiful ballerinas and I am so excited to see her in La Bayaedere. Tomorrow morning my alarm will ring earlier than usual when the time finally comes to buy my tickets.
  4. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread and reported about Veronika's farewell performance. I couldn't hold myself and cried. There weren't that many ballerinas whose retirement made me this sad and heartbroken. I do hope that Veronica didn't mean she'd never dance again.
  5. Another link to La Bayadere performances in LA next July: https://www.musiccenter.org/about/Our-Programs/Glorya-Kaufman-Dance/1718-season/abt/
  6. It is great to see talented dancers making it to the top. So excited to see these beautiful ladies in the next Met season. Hopefully Maria Kochetkova will continue performing with ABT since her brilliant technique brings so much thrill to the war-horse classics.
  7. When trying to pronounce Вишнёва one can think of Spanish words such as baño, pequeño or puño. It would lbe something something like Vishñova.
  8. Diana Vishneva's name in Russian is spelled with a ё which is different from -o or even -yo. But that was not my point. I simply tried to object to the notion that the Russian-speaking audience would only support ballerinas whose names end with -ova. But maybe I misunderstood and you referred to those ballet goers who stuck in the era when ballerinas found it beneficial to russify their names.
  9. Uhm.. That is an interesting thought. But it doesn't explain the success of Vishneva. Some comments on this forum make me believe that it is thanks to the fans of Misty Copeland and residents of Brighton Beach that ABT stays afloat.
  10. Thank you for posting this. I just bought my tickets. They have 4 performances and two of them are already sold out. So excited to see Pascal Molat and Dana Genshaft.
  11. The ticket prices and the number of performances are definitely a significant factor in poor ticket sale. I am really surprised that the prices were set that high--after all, this is not one of the 19th century classics with a large cast and expensive sets. What I remember from the cinema broadcast, it only has a dozen of characters and essentially no sets. And the costumes are what can be classified as "El Cheapo". Big miscalculation, I think, on the part of the festival organizers. I'll catch it next year in Costa Mesa where the prices will hopefully be more reasonable.
  12. I knew it would be very unlikely but I was holding a hope of seeing Uliana one more time this coming fall in Dying Swan at the Segerstrom Center. It is so painful to realize that this dream will never come true. Best wishes to Miss Lopatkina in her post-ballet life.
  13. I am anxiously awaiting the reports on Seo/Copeland to get the final tally of fouetté-o-meter. Will I be right in thinking it will go down to 25%?
  14. In a few minutes the curtain will be raised. Wish I could be there. Thousands Merde to Sarah.