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  1. Oh? I hadn't realised that Margot Fonteyn was Russian. You learn something every day!
  2. Liza

    The Bolshoi under Vaziev

    Sure, but weight and build/body type are different things.
  3. Liza

    The Bolshoi under Vaziev

    And isn't that just getting back to another facet of the disquiet about Vaziev's leadership? That the present day Vaganova/Mariinsky (and incidentally, when you're talking physique, NYCB) ideal should prevail?
  4. Liza

    The Bolshoi under Vaziev

    You may of course think that; Petipa himself might have begged to differ: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierina_Legnani#/media/File%3ACinderella_-title_role_-Pierina_Legnani_-1893.jpg
  5. I just looked at the dates on the website - are you sure that you have the dates straight? I read that she's cast on May 28th, with Marianela Nunez in the Student performance on May 21st.
  6. Liza

    Are there ballets that should no longer be staged?

    It was substantially toned down after the first night as a result of the initial reaction.
  7. I'd explain the situation to the box office - they should at least be able to tell you whether they'll be released to the general public later. I've found them very helpful.
  8. My first post! Sorry to come late to this topic. I saw Vorobiev's first Spartacus in Moscow last June with Kaptsova as his Phrygia. I would like to know if he managed the lifts better in New York than he did then: the big one-armed lift in Act III was only achieved with a second arm joining in very early on; and even then he barely lasted the distance. Having also seen Klevtsov and Belogolovtsev (probably the strongest physically of the three) in the same role I prefer Klevtsov - very moving and so handsome! And as for Aeginas, it is a great shame you don't seem to have been given Gracheva's: a very wicked woman, though Alexandrova's is fun too. On a more general note, I am glad you have enjoyed Shipulina: I just loved watching her, especially in the Agon pdd, which really showed off her physique - she made it her own as far as Moscow was concerned.