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  1. I gave a full video of male coda of Saturday matinee in my previous comment. Just for information, Kim doesn't do split jumps (double grand jete entrelace is a right name. "Split", "barrel" - this is ballet slang). in the first part of the coda he does only several single jetes, he doesn't do a pas de ciseaux, nor saut de basque landed on a knee like others, so he in fact had no chance for what you called an error in this particular combination of steps. BTW, was there an error? A performer who posted his Bayadere coda in Instagram is very selective of what he posts, .. they all are, aren't they?.. and if there had been a real error, we wouldn't have had a chance to watch it, but we have and we can watch. Sorry, these are different codas with different steps, if we compare these codas of these Solors, let's be more accurate. There wasn't any lost of control in manege of double grand assembles either, I m talking about Saturday matinee. Askerov too did it all very good, close to perfect in the evening. Although I don't want to offend fans, but actually I think Kim's coda is the least technically challenging of all Mariinsky's Solors even when he does a manege of double assembles. As I said his first part of coda has only a series of several single jetes, these jumps are often performed by ladies. If he wanted to reiterate the steps performed by Nikiya right before male coda, he succeeded. But other Solors from Mariinsky - Shklyarov, Askerov and even the youngest Solors, all of them do some spectacular and well balanced Bayadere male codas with a real variety of different technically challenging steps performed from the very first second till the end. We don't see the same from Kim, whose first part of the coda looks empty and in fact reminds a modest warm-up before the final manege.
  2. In Bayadere coda usually a manege of double assembles en tournant is performed by the male dancer, these steps were introduced by Rudolf Nureyev and since then double grand assembles en tournant have become iconic for male Bayadere coda. https://www.instagram.com/p/BaiJO2BDHJO/ male coda from Saturday matinee (shot from the wings). Why Solor of Friday night chose to replace them by so called “козлы” (goat jump - if translated roughly from Russian) - he only knows. Maybe he wanted to bring some difference, maybe to save some energy… because to do three Bayaderes during one week is not an easy one. If I’m not mistaken “Kozly” doesn’t have a proper name in ballet terminology, those jumps came from Russian character dance. And no, it s not a 540, i e it s not a revoltade, it' s some sort of jete. Here Zelensky performs a manege of "kozly" https://youtu.be/1cNZYP09QQ4?t=1m14s If some members of the audience like “kozly” better then double grand assembles en tournant, fine, it' s a matter of taste, but this doesn’t mean that each performer has to do them. I' d dare to say that elegant double assembles en tournant suit refined Shades act of La Bayadere better than “kozly”, but the latter kind of manege is OK as well. I think there is no point in reproaching dancers that their steps differ. I believe diversity is wonderful. Thanks to all for your interesting insightful comments.
  3. All right, please, find a better executed one (in your opinion) and we will compare. Anyway it was nice to talk. Thanks. Good day.
  4. So was it a partnering issue or hers? I doubt if it was an issue at all, sorry. Tiny little step. So? That's how about any high lift is supposed to be done. To my eyes - and I saw this adagio many many times previously - it was a perfect lift performed with certain chic, not to mention ease. Here it is and thanks to a wonderful person who captured it Are you sure? Because there is no one hand lift in Shurale! Not to my knowledge. There is a rather tricky lift when Ali Batyr lifts Suimbike up and changes arms position in the air actually and Zyuzin did it all right. You can compare different performances of this adagio and you will see. Please, look here https://youtu.be/6-v1IEQY52c?t=3m19s I myself would probably prefer more stylish execution of this adagio (Martyniuck - Zyuzin) and more elegance and flow of movements... and I don't approve all those 6th in Shurale (other male performers don't overuse them), but hey, it's Yakobson, not Swan Lake. Once again, thanks to all.
  5. Sorry, I'm puzzled a lot by this comment. Because it was just impeccable. It was technically fantastic. Well, maybe artistically too. Also I didn't understand what "partnering issue" you mentioned when you talked about Chopiniana, really. There wasn't any. However, I had a little problem with Ulyana doing pas de bourrée instead of some other step, but that was her choice and not an error. Anyway, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your impressions. Valuable and interesting.
  6. Andrey Ermakov. Or Andrei Yermakov, either will do. Thanks to all for very interesting reviews and comments.
  7. Sorry, but Titania doesn't dance with Oberon in this production. She is partnered by Titania's cavalier (the whole scene at Titania's place, 1st act) and then has a little encounter with a character named Bottom. So apparently Titania's cavalier "partnered Lopatkina very well and they had a good chemistry", as you said. Am I right? Picture by John Ross
  8. Sorry for interfering, but actually that Friday night Andrei Yermakov was dancing Rothbart. He appeared as Rothbart four times: January 28, 30, 31 and February 2. Thanks for sharing your impressions.
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