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naomikage

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  1. naomikage

    Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 season

    Bolshoi Ballet has announced their 2018/2019 season. https://www.bolshoi.ru/upload/medialibrary/725/72599b4c8a3b4ea2d93a70ad6cdb64bf.pdf Wheeldon's Winter's Tale, Forsythe's Artifact creations by Edward Clug (Petrushka) & Vyacheslav Samodurov Béjart's Gaîté Parisienne Gala Night in Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of Ekaterina Maximova's birth (1 FEBRUARY 2019) Their tours, La Scala in Milan, Riga Latvia, Brisbane Australia and London. London tour is 25 JULY – 17 AUGUST 2019 Royal Opera House and repertoire is TBA. Also, accouding to this report, http://tass.com/society/1002783 The Bolshoi is pondering a possibility of taking the 'Nureyev' ballet on a tour, received requests from London. Quote
  2. Yes, that is what I mean. Natori was born as a woman but he had gender identity disorder and living as a man. He was thinking about being transgender transition before they asked him to do so, and now he is legally a man and did marry a woman. And yes, the reason he left Trocks was because he was bullied there.
  3. naomikage

    Poll: The Director of the Paris Opera Ballet

    It is former etoile Jean-Guillaume Bart, not Patrick Bart who is the subject of this poll. He was born in 1972, so still young.
  4. Aurelie Dupont has been dancing quite a lot since her retirement at the Opera and even after she has been appointed AD. She has guested in Martha Graham Company just after her retirement. (and we can see the company is invited to guest at POB next season) Also Ohad Naharin created a piece for her and Diana Vishneva for Vishneva's festival Context. Also, she had danced in POB's Japan tour last March (after her appointment) , Daphnis and Chloe. At first it was supposed to be with Herve Moreau but as he was unavailable, she danced with Germain Louvet. She also guested in Tokyo Ballet's Bejart Bolero performance. and also danced at the Lincoln Center Festival's Saburo Teshigawara performance last summer. Retiring POB does not mean retiring as a dancer so it is not fair to criticize her that she is dancing quite a lot, many ADs do dance, but she ought to do her job as AD first.
  5. I have to confirm you that on Shinshokan Dance Magazine August 2015 issue, she said that the Manon farewell series was her first time dancing with Roberto Bolle. (but also she says she looks forward for more opportunities dancing with him) and also previously she has said she wanted to dance with someone new and secure once Herve Moreau became unavailable so she thought dancing with Bolle would be a nice idea. And Dupont is announced to dance in the World Ballet Festival this summer in Tokyo. (although it is not announced who she will be dancing, Bolle is also announced to be in this gala) Do you have any proof that she had danced with him before? I could not find any by googling.
  6. Aurelie Dupont's farewell performance series were the first time she danced with Roberto Bolle. They have not danced together in galas. (She has confirmed this in an interview)
  7. naomikage

    Neumeier's Nijinsky on DVD/Blu-ray

    Coincidentally, my first encounter with Riabko was also in Sleeping Beauty about 14 years ago in Tokyo. But he was not the Prince, he was the Bluebird and I had never seen anyone leap so high and seemed to fly away to another planet. I was so lucky to interview him this February for a magazine (Vogue Japan) but was never so nervous before for an interview. (of course he is super nice and very deep) He said he will continue to perform as long as he could.
  8. naomikage

    "Manon" Osipova-Shklyarov "Friday the 13th" April

    Yes, yes and yes!
  9. naomikage

    Annual Concours - March 2nd & 3rd

    Eléonore Guerineau has announced that she will leave POB (maybe sabbatical but not sure) and join Zurich Ballet next season on Instagram and on this video. She is a beautiful dancer who represents the French style. A loss for the company but gain for Zurich.
  10. naomikage

    2018 Met Season

    I myself am a frequent user of social media, but these days I am getting a little sick of seeing those. Of course there are many good things, feeling the dance world closer, and sometimes for good causes, like campaigns socially important, and delivering important messages. But if there is much vanity in the postings, too much selfies and party pictures, that is disappointing. I am a professional journalist in my country, and the other day I interviewed Isabelle Guerin. As most of you are aware, she is also a frequent Instagram poster and posts some very lovely photos. However, in the interview she said that these days dancers are too obsessed with social media and are even thinking what to post on Instagram while they are dancing. That deprives the magic of dance she said and I agree with her.
  11. naomikage

    2018 Met Season

    Social media presence has nothing to do with the value of a ballet dancer. Appearing on media is not as important as the ballet itself.
  12. naomikage

    The Bolshoi under Vaziev

    Oh lovely! Hope your tickets are for her performance. I recognized Jane's post after I posted this. Alexandrova and Lantratov are to perform in the World Ballet Festival in Tokyo this August, and they are also guesting in a full-length Don Quixote with Tokyo Ballet in Osaka (as a part of this festival)
  13. naomikage

    The Bolshoi under Vaziev

    Maria Alexandrova will be guesting in English National Ballet's Sleeping Beauty in June. http://www.balletnews.co.uk/english-national-ballets-the-sleeping-beauty-maria-alexandrova-to-guest/
  14. Me too...I was also in shock when he left National Ballet of Japan because that was the best days of this company. Hope he continues to create on BRB and National Ballet of Japan as well as other companies.
  15. Press release https://www.brb.org.uk/post/david-bintley-cbe-to-step-down-as-director-at-the-end-of-our-2018-19-season
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