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Azulynn

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  1. Azulynn

    New Etoile at Paris Opera Ballet

    No, Laura Hecquet was a Première Danseuse - she was promoted last November (effective January 1). The website may not have been updated since.
  2. This program wasn't recorded/broadcast.
  3. Azulynn

    Anyone see Ratmansky's new ballet for POB?

    The premiere is tomorrow (the 21st), yesterday was the dress rehearsal.
  4. The dates didn't shift - the series of performances starting on October 3 is in 2012, not 2011.
  5. Azulynn

    Current Aesthetics: Mariinsky Ballet

    Interesting that some pedagogues blame the West when Western companies seem much less excessive overall these days than the Russian ones - Guillem started the trend, of course, but gymnastics have been incorporated into Russian training(s) to an extent unheard of elsewhere I think. It may have to do with perceptions of the "West" and Western audiences in Russia as well, of course... You're right, it's not necessarily the place for this discussion, but I'm glad you address the issue in your book - should be a fascinating read.
  6. Azulynn

    Current Aesthetics: Mariinsky Ballet

    But Catherine - surely the Mariinsky itself is promoting this type of "distortion" with dancers like Somova and Skoryk, among others? I look forward to reading your book in any case, and I hope it sheds some light on the contradictions of the company.
  7. Delphine Moussin has just (very quietly) retired, sadly. You'll definitely get to see Marie-Agnès Gillot in Orphée & Eurydice and Béjart's Boléro in 2012 though, and she is usually first-cast Myrtha in Giselle.
  8. Diamonds has also been done in Paris by Marie-Agnès Gillot, Delphine Moussin, Emilie Cozette and Stéphanie Romberg. I don't think it's been as strongly cast as you'd hope, but Moussin was supposed to be excellent in it. The best I've seen by far was Laura Hecquet, a Sujet who danced the pd2 at a Young Dancers' Evening a few years back.
  9. Azulynn

    POB Headed to NYC in 2012

    It is Amy. Usually performed either by Nicolas Le Riche or Marie-Agnès Gillot.
  10. Azulynn

    POB tickets for fall season

    Kyeong, I suggest giving the POB box office a call to see if they have anything left for the dates you were thinking of - I would actually recommend doing this today as booking opens tomorrow morning at the physical box office in Paris (there are different quotas for every means of booking) and there will most likely be nothing left at the end of the day. Check the website regularly as well, as sometimes a few top-price tickets pop up for a particular performance closer to the run. It will be extremely difficult to get even returns on the day for Swan Lake, but since it's at the Opéra Bastille you can always go and queue for standing tickets (62 of them are sold an hour and a half before the performance).
  11. It's called Il faut qu'une porte..., and it was created for Dupont & Legris at the Paris Opera Ballet in 2004. It was just a pas de deux inspired by Fragonard's Le Verrou and hasn't been performed since. The music is credited in the 2004 programme to Dirk Haubrich after Louis Couperin (Prélude en ré majeur 1650/1655).
  12. Azulynn

    Casting for Paquita 2010

    She is not injured - she is pregnant and will therefore not be dancing again this season.
  13. Azulynn

    Vaganova Graduation 2010

    Olga Smirnova & Kristina Shapran still have a year of school to go if I understand correctly. Viktoria Brileva, Oksana Marchuk, Alisa Soboleva were in this year's graduating class and are among the candidates to join the company I think.
  14. Azulynn

    Bolshoi Romeo & Juliet

    It is indeed the Grigorovitch Romeo & Juliet coming back, though I don't know if it is being re-worked for the occasion.
  15. Azulynn

    Mayerling

    Unfortunately, Cindy Jourdain, who does look really stunning on the Mayerling DVD, left The Royal Ballet in January. No word on her future plans, but maybe someone here will know more.
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