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  1. I know this is only available to audiences who reside in Russia. Otherwise everyone has to go to the cinema to see it.
  2. Chudin was injured for a few months apparently.
  3. Casting is up for the cinema broadcast on Sunday, Jan 26: CASTGiselle: Olga SmirnovaCount Albrecht: Artemy BelyakovBerthe, Giselle’s Mother: Anna AntropovaHans, The Gamekeeper: Denis SavinGiselle’s Friends: Xenia Averina, Bruna Cantanhede Galianone, Anonina Chapkina,Olga Kishnyova, Elizabeta Kruteleva, Yulia Skvortsova, Tatiana Tiliguzova, Alexandra TrikozPeasant Pas de Deux: Daria Khokhlova, Alexei PutintsevBathilde: Nelli KobakhidzeMyrtha: Angelina VlashinetsMoina: Xenia ZhiganshinaZulma: Anastasia Denisova
  4. I'd say this is a pretty accurate assessment. These trailers and videos with interviews are shot almost a year in advance of any kind of casting decisions made by the Bolshoi. Many times, the casting of the shoots is done according to who is available, and who knows the choreography. Same with interviews - some dancers are just more comfortable than others speaking about their roles.
  5. It's not Vaziev's job to only give opportunity to the principal dancers who have danced these roles since 2008. His job includes preparing the theatre for future generations. And Obratzsova and Shipulina are hardly excellent choices for Jeanne.
  6. If you remember correctly, Krysanova was not supposed to dance Corsaire for instance. Smirnova was. She was listed in the cast list. Then she pulled out and Krysanova was put in. This was followed by Krysanova's encore of Taming of the Shrew, and of course she was in Romeo and Juliet which I'm sure Ratmansky and Vaziev collectively decided on once production started on this ballet. The cinema season titles are planned way in advance of casting decisions. Point is, things change in a theatre no matter how much you try to plan ahead. I don't think anyone doubts that the Bolshoi is good or n
  7. I think it is positive to show other dancers during the broadcasts. This may not have been the "best" cast but otherwise we would have a cinema season only of Krysanova for this season. I would think the Bolshoi management is aware of that. It shows the range of the company and what others have to offer in a role. I see many people on this forum and social media complaining that too much of one dancer in a cinema season leaves everyone bored. It's exciting to see fresh faces, rising talent that can sustain a production like Margarita did yesterday in some ballets and of course mature, experie
  8. Corps de ballet member Margarita Shrainer will be dancing as Jeanne in the broadcast, I believe the first time a corps dancer takes the lead in a broadcast. Pretty amazing! She will dance with Igor Tsvirko. Full cast list here: https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/performances/235/roles/#20180304180000
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    Olga Smirnova

    Olga will be dancing the live broadcast of the Bolshoi's Sleeping Beauty on Sunday, Jan 22 in cinemas! Her Prince will be Semyon Chudin bolshoiballetincinema.com
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