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fan2546

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  1. Wish there were at least one cast with Osmolkina, Kondaurova, and Tereshkina together. Does Skorik absolutely have to be in every cast? Nothing against Skorik, just the other three are my favorites.
  2. 2015 US & Canada Tour

    Absolutely agree MadameP, awful news. It doesn't make any sense. To your list of three I would also add Matvienko; all four deserve to be promoted way before Skorik. Maybe I am wrong, but who ever goes to see a ballet just because Skorik is in it if they have a choice? As oppose to Osmolkina for example, I would go to a great length to rearrange my schedule to get a chance to see her performing. Oh well...
  3. Karen Ionessian

    Thank you Birdsall and Amy! I did like his dancing too. And I didn't know Viktoria was his wife; wow, what a beautiful and talented couple they make.
  4. Karen Ionessian

    Did he leave Mariinsky? Don't see him in the roster anymore.
  5. NBoC Tour to LA - R&J July 2014

    Thank you very much mom2 and kbarber!!
  6. NBoC Tour to LA - R&J July 2014

    Hi everyone, Does anyone have recommendation of Saturday the 12th Mat cast (Meiss+Maddox) vs Friday/Sunday, July 11, 13 cast (Rodriguez+Ebe)? I know Cote and Hodgkinson, but cannot make it to any of their days/times. Thank you in advance.
  7. Elena Androsova

    Thank you Tiara and Natalia! That IS sad! We (our family) are her fans; she is sort a face of Mariinsky or one of the faces in our mind. We didn't follow each and every of her performances, but she seemed to be very talented capable dancer. I hope the change in ranks was something that fit her current life situation better and wasn't a "just because" demotion.
  8. Elena Androsova

    Don't see Elena Androsova on the Coryphees list anymore . Anybody knows if she's gone to some other company?
  9. Sergei Filin Attacked

    To Bonnette: "According to Microsoft's Babelfish translator, the headline above the video says: "Bolshoi Ballet's Hudruku Owl faces two operations." (I guess a Hudruku Owl - like the rose by another name - is an Artistic Director.)" "Hudruku" = the idiotic translation of Russian abbreviation for "Aritistic Director"="hudruk"="HUDozhestvenniy RUKovoditel'" "Owl" = "Filin". Last name, Filin, is spelled exactly the same as russian word for "owl".
  10. Sorry, found the answer in your link. It is the Voronezh one.
  11. Which company is that, do you know by any chance? There is no such company as "THE State Ballet of Russia", usually there is a city name that comes with it, e.g. Voronezh State Ballet Theater, Ekaterinburg State Ballet Theater, Novosibirsk State Ballet Theater, etc. The companies conveniently drop the cities names when they tour and it looks like they are THE(!) State Ballet Theater
  12. Kondaurova Promoted to Principal!

    Absolutely! Well deserved and way overdue. I hope Osmolkina gets promoted too some time soon.
  13. Olga Smirnova to join the Bolshoi Ballet

    A little loose translation: First, ballet was where she could be a number one, a leader. She had always wanted to be a leader in academics (all As), life, and ballet. Real understanding of what ballet is came later. She answered a question about her move from Mariinsky to Bolshoi. "It was certainly somewhat unexpected. After nine years in Vaganova school dreaming of joining the Mariinsky and at the last moment change the city and the company." The parents are still in St. Petersburg while she had moved to Moscow. She said it was good to her to move and start living on her own ("I am already 20 y.o" ), have responsibilities and have to manage her life. As far as the Bolshoi, it is now where she gets opportunity to realize herself as an artist and now all her goal and dreams associated with Bolshoi. "There are no real friends in ballet world, only acquaintances..." She describes herself as not a very social person; she is comfortable to be in her own thoughts and things to do. She finishes saying that to reach your goals you have to be bold and not to be afraid to dream and work toward your dream.
  14. Artem Shpilevsky

    Does anybody know what happened to Artem Shpilevsky? His name is gone from the list of dancers.
  15. ABT's Male Principal Problem

    Definitely promote Radetsky. Also is Mikhail Ilyin still there? I saw him in Giselle in a peasant pas de deux and wondering why is he still in corps de ballet, he should be at list a soloist in my opinion.
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