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    Five nights at the Mariinsky

    I love Kolegova's dancing! I have seen her many times at Mariinsky Theatre, and I do think she is a lovely Odette and bewitching Odile. She has to be the most beautiful ballerina in the company - her face is just exquisite and she is also very feminine looking. I think she has a great all-round technique, with especially nice ballon and exquisite feet and she also has lovely arms. I know when I saw her Swan Lake, I found her Odette very touching - I think she is one of the best Odette-Odiles in the company!
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    Review: Maillot's 'Taming of the Shrew'

    Sounds interesting.
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    Mariinsky of course still dance it - it is so magical, and I love the lighting, scenery, costumes, music - everything about it as well as the choreography of course! It is just like one of the lacquer boxes in the Russian Museum come to life!
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    “Who is to dance at Mariinsky?”

    The new corps de ballet members have finally been added to the roster, including Vitaly Amelishko, who made his debut as one of the Horses in Little Humpbacked Horse on 5th October. Also, the following dancers are no longer on the Mariinsky roster, so presumably have not renewed their contracts for various reasons: Yulia Kasenkova, Keenan Kampa, Tatiana Serova.
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    Ksenia Zhiganshina - future star?

    Ksenia has got off to a flying start with the Bolshoi! Her debut was as Neapolitan Bride in the second Swan Lake of the season on 20th September. She next danced one of the Furies in Flammes de Paris on 26th September, and she is scheduled to dance one of the Two Sylphs in La Sylphide on 11th October. I also spotted her dancing in the corps during the Legend of Love rehearsal in the recent Bolshoi broadcast. Congratulations and good luck to this talented young ballerina!