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Deflope

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  1. She’s tiny though, she’s dating Rodkin and there seems to be more of a vacancy for Phrygia than Aegina especially with Kaptsova’s status and Stashkevich probably being out til next season.
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    Sergei Polunin

    If Polunin thinks Russian dance fans will accept his creative genius more than those in the West, he may be in for a shock. The reviews from Kuznetsova and others seemed pretty lukewarm. https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3887841 http://www.ng.ru/culture/2019-02-16/100_160219_polunin.html
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    Sergei Polunin

    Thats the tattoo on his stomach and has been there for a while On another topic, here he is performing in the Adriano Celetano tribute. https://youtu.be/IpKmGPXuQNM I thought his dancing looked even more haggard than the last time I saw him. And for all his protestations that he wants to innovate ballet, I find that he looks the same in every new video I see. Its as if he decided that what worked in the Take Me To Church video will do just fine everywhere else.
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    Sergei Polunin

    On the other hand, his upcoming appearance in Munich sold out. It could be that people are more willing to see him in a tried and true show like Spartacus vs one of his vanity projects Osipova and Hallberg’s show is also suffering similar problems in the box office in NY so maybe fans are reluctant after the last two shows with Polunin got lukewarm responses. Which is sad because Osipova was fantastic in both. It’s just the choreo was awful and Polunin really looked like he was phoning it in both times.
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    Sergei Polunin

    I know a lot of the Instagram commenters demanded a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwPzfTymOVc&feature=youtu.be The interviewer was quite direct about his Instagram posts and the Putin tattoo (At one point even asks what a future girlfriend would think when she has to look at it during sex). Polunin comes out sounding rather loopy by talking about energies and other new age babble, but hey, at least we know he isn’t being held hostage by nefarious individuals.
  6. There werent a lot of on stage scenes but the class and rehearsal scenes in the latter part of the film are very good. Isaeva is quite lovely, especially when rehearsing with Le Riche. I also forgot to mention Alexander Domogarov is in this film as a once promising dancer now drunk strip club manager/patron. I didn’t recognize him at all. I used to have a huge crush on him when he did Banditsky Peterburg
  7. I stumbled upon this when looking for some commute viewing. The movie is about some girl from the wrong side of the tracks who is trying to become a star at the Bolshoi and stars real life dancers. The protagonist was played by Margarita Simonova of the Polish National Ballet, her frenemy is played by Anna Isaeva, who danced for Gordeev and the Kremlin. Nicolas Le Riche plays an international superstar on the verge of retirement. There are also current Bolshoi artists in the background like Artur Mkrtchyan As far as tone goes, it can be summed up by the speech at the end, to paraphrase , “you dance Odette/Odile tonight, tomorrow you go back to the corps. You have to work hard just like at the academy”. So neither Center Stage nor Flesh and Bone in the way it looks at ballet. All in all, it wasn’t bad The film is confusing in the way it jumps from time periods. One minute it’s the present day where she is having a press conference, the next, it’s back 15 years in time. And many of the subplots aren’t developed, like Le Riche’s character’s romantic history. Or, if the Isaeva character forgot how she came to dance the lead in the graduation performance, why has she been supporting the Simonova character’s career. However, the characters are interesting and likeable and it moves quickly. Not a bad movie for a daily commute
  8. A nice profile with comments from Copeland, Simkin, Cirio and McKenzie There’s even a clip of Kolpakova and McKenzie demonstrating side by side with Cirio and Copeland You May have to log in with your cable company https://www.pbs.org/video/nyc-arts-profile-irina-kolpakova-k6mz5n/
  9. I wish the fabulous Emanuel Sandhu was partnering Smirnova, but I’m sure he’ll be an excellent rothbart. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrgBIM3gSDH/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=5ewdpz3onl3z
  10. Here are some vids of Plushenko and Filin rehearsing. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpJbYWmHsJm/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=rgdwu80kwqdb https://www.instagram.com/p/BpKIoyDHGlF/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1b1md9tgn4vb5
  11. I was lucky enough to win a lottery and did the two parts in one day option. I had read the published script and thought it was mediocre fan fiction, but the story really does come alive when on stage. Yes the dialogue is corny, but all the actors were great and the effects were amazing. In the movies, you assume it’s CGI, but when someone transfigured right on stage, you were like “how’d they do that”. The audience at the showing I went to was definitely comprised of fans. Lots of people in robes, lots of spontaneous reactions to references to the original series. As a fan of the books, I would say that yes, the plot is a bit silly and the way the original characters were presented doesn’t seem to jive with how they were presented in the books. And yes, Ron is still being treated as nothing more than comic relief. And yes, the big reveal is bad fan fiction. But it is still very entertaining and it did not feel like I spent 5 hours.
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    Joy Womack

    Here’s a new interview. Once again, there are a lot of contradictions between what she said in the interview and what she’s said in her vlogs. https://www.pointemagazine.com/joy-womack-2611145625.html
  13. There have been teases on Instagram. The show has been put together with the help of Sergei Filin and Olga Smirnova will be taking part (not skating) It seems there will be both skating and ballet https://instagram.com/p/BoZfJQ_jgbu/ Link to tickets https://msk.kassir.ru/shou/evgeniy-plyuschenko-ledovoe-shou-lebedinoe-ozero
  14. Judging by this poster Vasiliev was supposed to dance. Crassus at the Mikhailovsky, although it’s a different choreographer. However it seems there was a different dancer in the role during the premier https://www.instagram.com/p/Blz2AL9AoTq/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1tkcalnrvlvxm
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    Joy Womack

    And that’s the key here. Duhamel from what I understand consulted professionals and did extensive research before committing to the diet. I heard of one skater (a male) who suddenly switched to vegan without telling anyone or consulting a doctor. He developed chronic injuries due to a lack of protein and calcium. The thing that concerns me Joy seems to latch on to these fads like Keto vegan and that bizarre stem cell procedure she undertook a while ago and promotes them to her audience which seems to consist of young, impressionable dancers.
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