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I have never seen her perform, and to be honest, only found out about her via an omnipresent music video she did.

Anyway, my curiosity is peeked now, and I'd like to see her perform if given the chance.

Whom does she guest with? Does her company tour? Will she be in New York anytime soon?

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someone at the met implied that perhaps she'll be performing in or around nyc sometime soon, but gave NO particulars. the beautifully produced dancemagazine/shinshokan from japan often features p.s. and she's on the prague gala dvd. most recently thanks to dancemag/japan she was syliva in the berlin ballet's staging of asthon's SYLVIA opposite malkhov's aminta. the pix are impressive.

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Semionova danced the most extraordinary Nikiya in BAYADERE that I've seen in over 10 years, at the most recent Mariinsky Int'l Ballet fest in StP. Her Nikiya compares to Lopatkina's in the late 1990s. Exquisite lines with the technical facility of youth, e.g., triple pirouettes in BOTH directions during the Act III solo with the scarf.

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There is a DVD (and Blue-ray) available of a Tchaikovsky Gala from La Scala in 2007 where elements from all three ballets are mixed up into one. As Odile she is simply outstanding in this odd confection.

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I wonder if anyone would care to venture a guess as to why Polina Semionova's "star" seems to have virtually disappeared from the world stage? Of course, she has started a family but so have other prominent ballerinas without any apparent loss of visability. Apparently, Alastair Macaulay was less than gracious in his reviews of her performances in New York. (Could The Times please bring onboard a bona fide dance critic). A few years ago, I moved heaven and earth to see Polina perform in an ABT Swan Lake. So completely astounded was I by her power and grace in that performance that I felt in a kind of creative trance for days. 

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