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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    fan, writer, balletgoer
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  1. I believe the photos are fine some are even good and creative -- I think Herve has taken one to be his new FB photo -- If they do nothing else they put the ballet forward to a public who may not be aware of them -- Benjamin M is well aware of the value of publicity -- Slightly? off topic but a friend of mine who who is a member of the Tudor trust has seen the TV production of the Paris Opera Ballet in Lilac Garden which is on YT -- this person was extremely impressed and wonders if Tudor did the coaching and when this was done does anyone know? Karin Averty was the "woman from his past" ?
  2. Review Swan Lake: Odette/Odile: Ekaterina Borchenko Siegfried: Viktor Lebedev Vladimir Tzal (Evil Genius), Zvezdana Martina (The Queen), Denis Tolmachev (court jester), Oksana Bondareva, Olympiada Saurat Alfa N’gobi, Anton Ploom (Pas des trois). Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky, Asaf Messerer revised by Mikhail Messerer Set and Costumes Design: Simon Virsaladze Ballet Master: Mikhail Messerer Principal Designer of the Revival: Vyacheslav Okunev Premiere at the Mikhailovsky Theatre: September 15, 2009 Production of the sets was generously subsidized by the
  3. he did not give any reason on his FB site!
  4. He does promise this will be the last time that he changes his name -- it could get very confusing! He has gotten the plaster off his foot and should begin rehab -- lets hope he is a hard worker!
  5. I am very new to learning about the POB - what I know of the dancers I love and I certainly admire the loyal and involved POB audience. In the short time I have looked at the POB I have truly fallen in love with the on-stage character of Laurent Hilaire. He was a very giving dancer - always in the performances I saw he gave a performance of high technical quality but also he gave of himself to the audience, he gave of his personality .. his stage character. After watching closely the documentaries mentioned and the Great Ballets of Rudolf Nureyev that featured Hilaire he seemed funny, inte
  6. I am having trouble with the POB website -- and I find neither Dupont nor Belingard on the site -- is it just down or is there a reason for that?? I have tried the site it in French and English -- Thanks for the above information --
  7. It does not look as though the company is doing La belle au bois dormant this season -- does anyone know when the performance with Mathieu Ganio and Eleonora Abbagnato that was on TV was done? There is no date on the program that I can find --
  8. You all are very generous thanks again -- I did find him on the web -- finally -- but I had seen his name on the POB website up until a month ago so was confused -- 2010 eh, what a shame -- anyway thanks again --
  9. Hi -- I am new here and this is so off topic and I am sorry but I hated to start a new topic just for this one question. I just checked the POB website and I am no longer seeing Yann Bridards name -- is he now retired? Sorry
  10. Hi -- I am new here but I just thought I'd chime in -- I live in New Mexico and the Symphony and Chorus here went belly up last year -- the Chorus was mostly volunteer but still a great loss -- I wish there was something that could be done to generate interest -- And look what recently happened at La Scala -- I am told that was due to poor management and in the end they managed to pull together and save both the opera and ballet but here there just does not seem to be the will --
  11. I am interested in knowing what happened to Yann Bridard with the Paris Opera ballet -- he was a principal dancer and does not seem to be listed on their website any longer -- I suppose there could be something wrong with the site but I do know he was approaching retirement age. If anyone can help me with this I would be grateful
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