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Tickets for Natalia Osipova are on sale now.

http://www.scfta.org/home/emails/Isadora1819OnSale/index.html?utm_source=Email_marketing&utm_campaign=Eblast_IsadoraOnSale1&cmp=1&utm_medium=HTMLEmail

I would have been first in line if she were coming with Don Q, Flames of Paris, La Fille or ANY other CLASSICAL work. This feels like side-line, experimental type stuff she's trying for fun. Not sure it'll be worth the $200 a real ticket will be worth...

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DANCE 2018-2019!

 

The remarkable life of modern dance revolutionary Isadora Duncan is brought center stage in this highly-anticipated WORLD PREMIERE. A California native, Duncan revolutionized the world of Dance, rejecting the formal language of ballet to forge a new art form of modern movement. Her infamous death was as dramatic as her life. Her story is truly one for the stage.

Natalia Osipova, today’s prima ballerina and principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, will take a star turn in the title role. “With the explosiveness of her jumps, acting blazingly committed and stratospheric technique, Ms. Osipova has become a startlingly singular artist.” – The New York Times

August 10 at 7:30pm; August 11 at 2pm & 7:30pm; August 12 at 1pm
Choreography: Vladimir Varnava of the Mariinsky Theatre; Music: Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella, performed live by Mikhailovsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg


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This reminds me of Vishneva’s “Beauty in Motion” sorts of vanity projects...classical stars moving unclassically. No way, Jose! 

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13 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

This reminds me of Vishneva’s “Beauty in Motion” sorts of vanity projects...classical stars moving unclassically. No way, Jose! 

I'm with you 1,000%!! It's packaged disappointment or WORSE, like in 2016, when I begrudgingly spent $200 per ticket for Tour de Force III and Vishneva CANCELLED!!!

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2 hours ago, Cyberindio said:

Thanks, Cyberindio.

I just got a ticket. If nothing else I can catch the sunset on the coast afterwards.

She’s developing quite a talent, in my opinion, as an actress-ballerina and something like this could be very good. I also have a ticket to see her do another work at Saddlers Wells in London a month later.

Presenting Isadora Duncan artistically is an exciting and challenging prospect. She apparently was a major force in shaping 'classically' oriented dance (although she didn't like 'classical' dance) as we see it today. I believe that I read that Anna Pavlova was influenced by her. Frederick Aston has asserted that he was. If Natalia Osipova, as an exceptional ballerina, can develop some sort of worthy dance statement, that would be great.

 As a dance-actress I'm sure that she can do the dramatic part brilliantly but the ‘script’ is critical. Her selection of material has been my main issue. It can get a bit on the gloomy side. I hope that she makes some good choices.

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"Choreography: Vladimir Varnava of the Mariinsky Theatre; Music: Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella" ....... dear Buddy did you see Varnava's "Yaroslavna-The Eclipse"  or any part thereof ??  I did, when Mezzo livecast the premiere, I mean the first fifteen minutes or so  :D:D

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47 minutes ago, mnacenani said:

"Choreography: Vladimir Varnava of the Mariinsky Theatre; Music: Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella" ....... dear Buddy did you see Varnava's "Yaroslavna-The Eclipse"  or any part thereof ?? 

Hi, Mnacenani.

And no, I didn’t. But your comment gave me a chance to view his contribution to Dreamers, an overall work, mainly choreographed for the Mariinsky by — yep, Maxim Petrov — which always puts a smile on my face. Vladimir Varnava's contribution features Yekaterina Kondaurova, who can make anything work and it seems respectable enough. Natalia Osipova is capable of doing the same and maybe this new work can rise to the occasion on its own. His part of Dreamers can be seen here starting at 1:36:20.

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

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1 hour ago, mnacenani said:

"Choreography: Vladimir Varnava of the Mariinsky Theatre; Music: Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella" ....... dear Buddy did you see Varnava's "Yaroslavna-The Eclipse"   or any part thereof ??  I did, when Mezzo livecast the premiere, I mean the first fifteen minutes or so  :D:D

Having just viewed a few minutes of Vladimir Varnava's "Yaroslavna-The Eclipse," "Isadora" could be a long shot. But one can hope for the best. 

Added: Natalia Osipova is certainly a gifted artist, which is why I keep going to these things.

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I have a ticket as part of my SCFTA subscription.  Unfortunately, there were no subscription packages offered without Osipova's program.  I comfort myself with the fact that I'll get to experience Varnava's choreography as I have never seen his works.

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Here’s a kicker.

“Renowned dancer, Veronika Part, also joins the cast of over twenty dancers from around the world.”  I’ve seen Veronika Part given some rather bad roles, but this one remains an unknown.

The entire email announcement from the Segerstom.

“The remarkable life of modern dance revolutionary Isadora Duncan is truly one for the stage. A California native, she left America in the late 1890s to find great acclaim in Europe and Russia as her new dance vocabulary enraptured audiences.

“Royal Ballet principal dancer, Natalia Osipova, stars in the dramatic title role. “Osipova has become a startlingly singular artist,” praised The New York Times. Renowned dancer, Veronika Part, also joins the cast of over twenty dancers from around the world. This new work will offer choreography by Vladimir Varnava of the Mariinsky Theatre and will be set to Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella, performed by the Mikhailovsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg.”

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