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  1. It's true, Genia will be lovely in this role, and it will be her first time performing it I believe?
  2. He looks waaaaay too young for her. I think the age gap between David and Genia doesn't make it believable.
  3. Well, that is a surprise. Let's see if it's official!
  4. Link? I just look at BT site and looks like cast hasn't been posted yet? https://www.bolshoi.ru/performances/3333/roles/#20180610180000
  5. Where did you see this posted?
  6. 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.
  7. 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 not based on one production. I am an international audience member and I can say that since I have been watching the Bolshoi broadcasts year after year, I don't mind seeing a new cast member even if she is not the absolute "best" ballerina for that role. Everyone brings something new to a role and I think that is important to see.
  8. 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, experienced dancers in others. This has always been a quality of Makhar, so it cannot be surprising. I was pleased to see new faces.
  9. I wouldn't say they cannot dance contemporary. They don't have as many opportunities to dance it, which is why sometimes it looks slightly awkward on them. I think it is a good thing that they are trying new work, rather than continuously performing the classics. Regarding Etudes - for the broadcast they only had about 3 weeks to prepare for that behemoth of a classical work, which is nowhere near the necessary amount, and their premiere of it was the broadcast. They don't usually broadcast the premiere evening but if you remember there were changes in the programming at the last minute due to rights issues and dates of broadcasts cannot be changed so they had to make it fit somehow. They have since improved a great deal on Etudes. Same with The Cage - casting was done in a hurry and they just didn't have the necessary time for rehearsals unfortunately.
  10. 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
  11. "New" in this case actually means NEW when it comes to Petrushka. It will be a premiere by Edward Clug. As far as Bayadere goes, this is the usual version and not Ratmansky, it will be live with a different cast than the last time it was presented in 2013.
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    2016-17 Bolshoi cinema season

    Here is Smirnova discussing the ballet. Nice to hear some fresh thoughts:
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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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    2016-17 Bolshoi cinema season

    Based on instagram photos on Obraztsova's account, it appears that she is pregnant so I doubt she will be on stage in the beginning of the cinema season. Also, Pathe Live/Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema just released the season trailer! I love the tango scene from Golden Age, it has such beautiful music from Shostakovich.
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    Bolshoi 2015-16 cinema season

    I think it's really exciting to see an unexpected cast, especially since we don't often get to see Chudin in the broadcasts in leading roles. He's fantastic and so is Krysanova. Also noticed that Smirnova will make her debut as Kitri on April 9! Super exciting to see fresh faces in DQ.