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28 minutes ago, cubanmiamiboy said:

 

Would that be an issue in Russia...?

 

Unless it recently changed at the Mariinsky, no. 

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There is a Petipa documentary being made in New York with Ratmansky according to Tiler Peck and Alban Lendorf on Instagram:

 

 

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On July 4, 2017 at 8:29 AM, Joseph said:

Any word on the conference? 

 

The Vaganova Academy will host a three-day Petipa Bicentennial Conference ("Homage to Petipa - Petipa Bridge") on March 10-12, 2018. The dates include Petipa's actual birthdate, March 11! They're inviting researchers/ scholars to submit papers for presentation by Sept. 15, 2017. Details in this FB notice, which contains a link to further details on  the event (translation available):

 

https://m.facebook.com/academyvaganova/photos/a.699768383455783.1073741827.699758070123481/1313885005377448/?type=3&source=48

 

The additional info, within the notice, including main topics of the "Petipa Bridge":

 

http://vaganovaacademy.ru/index.php?id=1288

 

Nikolai Tsiskaridze heads the impressive conference committee. Elizabeth Souritz also involved. No word yet on any performances at the Mariinsky or other ballet theaters across the city...or if any of the planned shows may be reconstructions...a very controversial topic among coaches who grew up in the Soviet era..but not necessarily Tsiskaridze.

 

p.s. The long document confirms that this is the follow-on to the October 2015 conference in Bordeaux. The same university that co-sponsored the 2015 edition is co-sponsoring this one.

 

Edited by Natalia
Added "p.s." About link with Bordeaux 2015 event

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35 minutes ago, Natalia said:

 

The Vaganova Academy will host a three-day Petipa Bicentennial Conference ("Homage to Petipa - Petipa Bridge") on March 10-12, 2018. The dates include Petipa's actual birthdate, March 11! They're inviting researchers/ scholars to submit papers for presentation by Sept. 15, 2017. Details in this FB notice, which contains a link to further details on  the event (translation available):

 

https://m.facebook.com/academyvaganova/photos/a.699768383455783.1073741827.699758070123481/1313885005377448/?type=3&source=48

 

The additional info, within the notice, including main topics of the "Petipa Bridge":

 

http://vaganovaacademy.ru/index.php?id=1288

 

Nikolai Tsiskaridze heads the impressive conference committee. Elizabeth Souritz also involved. No word yet on any performances at the Mariinsky or other ballet theaters across the city...or if any of the planned shows may be reconstructions...a very controversial topic among coaches who grew up in the Soviet era..but not necessarily Tsiskaridze.

 

Thanks Natalia! I translated it and it looks like some will be in English. Do you know if there is a fee to participate? 

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1 hour ago, Joseph said:

Thanks Natalia! I translated it and it looks like some will be in English. Do you know if there is a fee to participate? 

 

Not yet. I've asked about that and about possible plans for associated performances. Ideally, I'd love to see a week of international companies in StP, presenting their recons one after another (ABT Beauty, La Scala with Raymonda, Zurich with Swan Lake, Bolshoi w/ Coppelia, Esmeralda, and Corsaire, Mariinsky's Giselle (or PNB?), Munich Paquita, Ekaterinburg w/ Fille Mal Gardee)...and all will be commercially recorded! There's no cost in dreaming, is there?

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2 hours ago, Natalia said:

 

Not yet. I've asked about that and about possible plans for associated performances. Ideally, I'd love to see a week of international companies in StP, presenting their recons one after another (ABT Beauty, La Scala with Raymonda, Zurich with Swan Lake, Bolshoi w/ Coppelia, Esmeralda, and Corsaire, Mariinsky's Giselle (or PNB?), Munich Paquita, Ekaterinburg w/ Fille Mal Gardee)...and all will be commercially recorded! There's no cost in dreaming, is there?

Exactly! Ok - I'll stay abreast on this!! Thank you so much for passing the information over! 

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47 minutes ago, Joseph said:

Exactly! Ok - I'll stay abreast on this!! Thank you so much for passing the information over! 

 

No problem.  I suspect that the only associated performances may be by the Vaganova students &/or the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, which is a co-sponsor. (The Conservatory is the big building across the Mariinsky.) But one never knows if there may be more. Just going to the conference and seeing a couple of performances of complete ballets would be great.

 

Oh...I also asked if the sessions will be webcasted or made available in some other form, as they did in Bordeaux.

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52 minutes ago, Natalia said:

 

No problem.  I suspect that the only associated performances may be by the Vaganova students &/or the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, which is a co-sponsor. (The Conservatory is the big building across the Mariinsky.) But one never knows if there may be more. Just going to the conference and seeing a couple of performances of complete ballets would be great.

 

Oh...I also asked if the sessions will be webcasted or made available in some other form, as they did in Bordeaux.

This is great - I will stay very much tuned and appreciate all of this!

 

 

 

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I too look forward to learning more about the Petipa Bicentennial Conference next March in St P.   Please keep us abreast of details, Natalia and Joseph.   :thumbsup:

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Mexico's National Ballet Company recently celebrated Petipa's b'day at Bellas Artes Theatre, Mexico City, with 4 gala performances (13-20 Aug). The final acts of three major Petipa works were featured:  Bayadere, Raymonda and Don Q. The final night was telecast nationally but some bits have made their way to Youtube.

 

Bayadere Shades during the event (Mexican TV): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCbycddd0tg

 

Company A.D. Natasha Laguna previews the homage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2is59r-cb10

 

Mexican TV attends the dress rehearsal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2RLx651lyo

 

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That sounds like a very enjoyable program!

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On ‎4‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 3:23 PM, canbelto said:

Why does Petipa need to be celebrated? ...

 

Uh...why not? He's only the grandfather of our favorite art! Where would we be without Grand-pa Peti-pa?

 

I am sorry not to be able to attend the big to-do in St Petersburg next March but I trust that Buddy & other BA members may be able to go and report. A lot of events tied to the Bicentennial are happening, including the aforementioned series of galas in Mexico. I'll try my best to attend Ratmansky's Harlequinade reconstruction at the Met next June.

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The Bolshoi is celebrating Petipa's birthday with this, just a couple of days after the actual 200th b'day:

13 marchtuesday

 
Russian Ballet Schools Festival "Homage to Marius Petipa". Gala Concert

 


 
New Stage
19:00
Soon on sale

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Moscow’s Stanislavsky Ballet will celebrate Petipa’s 200th with a gala program on April 24:

http://stanmus.com/event/441140

On April 2, St Petersburg's Dance Open Festival will host a number of guests, including the Ekaterinburg Ballet In Vikharev’s recon of Petipa’s La Fille Mal Gardee. 

http://www.danceopen.com/en/xvii-season/events/2000-the-wayward-daughter

As pointed out elsewhere, this year’s Mariinsky Festival will basically be a two-month (March-April) stretch of mostly-Petipa ballets, though in their 20th-C Soviet stagings. Big Petipa Gala on March 11, just two days before the school’s own gala.

https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/playbill/playbill/2018/3/11/1_2000

Hope that some of these might be televised or, even better, live streamed.

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16 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Moscow’s Stanislavsky Ballet will celebrate Petipa’s 200th with a gala program on April 24:

Thank you so much for this heads up - just got tix for 24th April, in fact there is another show on the 23rd. Now some info which may be of use to those attempting to buy tix online for the Bolshoy or Stasik :  I was only able to complete the purchase after connecting via Russia VPN and using the Russki version of Stasik website, otherwise there was some sort of blocking in effect. Same thing has happened to me more than once at Bolshoy - there also there is some sort of blocking which kicks in for high demand shows or "limited edition" events. Connecting via Russia VPN and using the Russian website does the trick !

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Once one goes through Russia VPN and Russian website the system does not reject foreign credit cards. This anomaly is only particular to Bolshoy and Stasik in my experience - have not encountered any blocking at any time while trying to buy tix online for Mariinka or Mixailovskiy.

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I just noticed that on the Mariinsky website the March 8 and 9 Sleeping Beauty performances that are at the historic theatre are the reconstructions that have not been done in a while there.

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3 hours ago, Birdsall said:

I just noticed that on the Mariinsky website the March 8 and 9 Sleeping Beauty performances that are at the historic theatre are the reconstructions that have not been done in a while there.

Eagle-Eyes!  I did not think even to look at the credits!  I am so pleased!

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On 2/5/2018 at 5:31 PM, CharlieH said:

As pointed out elsewhere, this year’s Mariinsky Festival will basically be a two-month (March-April) stretch of mostly-Petipa ballets, though in their 20th-C Soviet stagings. Big Petipa Gala on March 11, just two days before the school’s own gala.

 

Charlie, or anyone else, will there be a Vaganova gala the 13th? Could you please give me the link?

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Buddy, my Nov 28 post, above, gives some info. It came from Vaganova Facebook. I posted here as soon as I saw it on my Facebook (same day).

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22 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Buddy, my Nov 28 post, above, gives some info. It came from Vaganova Facebook. I posted here as soon as I saw it on my Facebook (same day).

Thanks, Charlie. I've not found any reference to a Vaganova gala in March but I'll keep looking.

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12 minutes ago, Buddy said:

I've not found any reference to a Vaganova gala in March but I'll keep looking.

Dear Buddy : I queried my contacts in Piter when I was there for Shurale and was told the Vaganova event on or about March 13th is a conference not a ballet gala.

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