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  1. Building New Ballet Audiences

    What I mean by B2B is that the audience for the arts ( and I include visual arts in this) is more likely to be affluent and have business decision making authority, making the arts an attractive platform for a B2B company to reach its target audience. One of our clients ended up doing a theatre sponsorship where they funded free outdoor performances during the summer. It ended up improving the client's reputation considerably, the turn out was quite good and the theatres got quite a decent amount of inquiries about upcoming performances.
  2. Yuri Vladimirov

    His wife posted on Facebook that he is no longer working at the theatre and it clearly wasn't his choice to leave.
  3. Building New Ballet Audiences

    Getting back to this, as I just finished a report for a Fortune 100 client where we recommended more cultural involvement, given that their target audience shows an interest in the arts and cultural engagements have historically been very effective for our B2B clients. My personal opinion on the Kennedy Center Honors show is that 1) awards shows are on the decline overall and 2) the type of performers reflects the trends in culture. I think as time goes on you will see less of a presence from the performing arts as it is going to be hard for someone to make an argument that, say, Peter Martins had as large of an impact on American Culture as Madonna.
  4. 2017/2018 season

    The cast list for the first livestream, Corsaire is up. Medora: Olga Smirnova Conrad: Igor Tsvirko http://www.bolshoi.ru/performances/198/roles/#20171022180000
  5. Alyona Kovalyova Swan Lake Debut

    What about how the dancers themselves spell it? On her Instagram, she chooses to spell it as Alena Kovaleva.
  6. 2017/2018 season

    Okuneva had only one performance. I remember she complained about it. She seemed to be progressing nicely (got the Lilac Fairy at one point) but then broke her foot and seemed to have fallen out of favor after that, as she wasnt included in the Japanese tour. The tour to Costa Mesa happens to fall during the same week as San Diego Comic Con and once again, I think I'll take the cosplayers (assuming I can get tickets again this year).
  7. Building New Ballet Audiences

    A lot of the great arts programs on TV have also disappeared. I grew up with "Breakfast with the Arts" on A&E and saw features about Mukhamedov and Ashton. Bravo was actually arts focused once upon a time rather than reality show focused. I remember seeing a POB production of Carmen (can't remember who the choreographer was but it involved pulling scarves from the male's shirts). From my research (I am actually an audience researcher for a marketing company), the arts still does well with affluent, educated audiences but for whatever reason, the marketing dollars and the eyeballs all go to other forms of entertainment.
  8. According to Russian press, he died yesterday. He and Kasatkina made a name for themselves as choreographers and there was even a Soviet TV special showcasing their works They started their own company in the 70s (Malakhov began his career there), which is still active today. https://mir24.tv/news/16264090/umer-novator-sovetskogo-baleta-vladimir-vasilev http://tass.com/society/961920 (English language link)
  9. Joy Womack

    Over the winter, she showed a video at a clinic, which I believe is run by her mother where she underwent some bizarre treatments, including one involving stem cells. "Body Hacking" is what she called it. I do hope she uses this down time to allow her body to heal rather than trying experimental quick fixes
  10. Sara Murawski

    This is an article from April. http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/Too-tall-ballerina-finds-a-new-job-with-a-company-that-highlights-diversity.html
  11. Joy Womack

    Maybe I'm old. Maybe I had an old fashioned codger for a professor for an organizational behavior class in business school but not only am I surprised at her continued public whining, but that her fans think it is perfectly ok to continually trash your employer on social media. Nevertheless, I am very curious to see where she ends up. Considering her complaint that she had to dance Bayadere two days after getting back from the Korean ballet competition, I would be very surprised if Joy ends up going to a big company, where there are performances every week during peak season (as opposed to every month at the Kremlin).
  12. Veronika Part: divided opinions?

    And more evident during today's mixed bill. I am glad the crowd gave her the send off she deserved.
  13. It was set to premier on Tuesday, July 11 but the performances have been cancelled. Going by Alexandrova's Instagram, this seems to be a bureaucratic or political decision. The scenographer, Kirill Serebrennikov, is on the outs with the Russian government and Bolshoi officials have expressed their support for him. I'm wondering if there was also material that the cultural ministry deemed objectionable (I.e. References to Nureev's personal life. The cast list I saw had a character named Erik, which probably is meant to be Erik Bruhn) I saw the Eifman Ballet's Tchaikovsky and Red Giselle productions recently and noticed a conspicuous lack of homosexual references in the former, even though it was blatant in the latter. The culture minister made headlines when he tried to deny Tchaikovsky was gay and some movies that have gay characters have been deemed as gay propaganda.
  14. Yaroslavna Premier Livestream

    According to Medici's site, it's up til September. There's clips of the original Vinogradov ballet in Children of Theatre Street and the music is very dissonant, lots of percussions.
  15. Joy Womack

    Fraildove is correct. Per the Medici.tv site, Medallists are laureates and diploma winners are diploma holders. http://www.medici.tv/en/moscowballetcompetition/prizes-and-awards-bolchoi/ And in the Russian version of the official site, diploma winners of the choreographer category were called "Diplomanti" instead of "Laureati. Not sure why the English site translated it that way.