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Lam

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  1. Lam

    Nina Kaptsova

    Kaptsova in Tarantella with Daniel Ulbricht at the Kremlin gala http://www.jackdevant.com/nina-kaptsova-and-daniel-ulbricht-in-tarantella/ Also few portraits taken. Images of Kaptsova quite at the end. https://www.lapersonne.com/en/post/kremlin-gala-2018-part-1#&gid=1&pid=24 https://www.lapersonne.com/en/post/portraits-ballet-stars-special-edition
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    Nina Kaptsova

    I agree. I have liked everything I have seen her in (mostly though recordings and Youtube). As far as I can tell she excels both in comedic as well as dramatic roles. I hope to see her more in the future. From the current principal roster Krysanova, Obraztsova, Shipulina and Stashkevich interest me the most.
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    Nina Kaptsova

    I am aware that Bolshoi is a state institution. I'm also curious to know about this retirement rule and whether this is something set into the company rules and then convieniently applied when she turned 38. Antonicheva and Ryzhkina retired when they were over 40. Granted, they also danced less. At one point both were moved to soloist under contract and then moved back to principal status and then back to contract position and then retired. Zakharova is 39 and still dancing so I don't understand why Kaptsova, a highly capable and versatile dancer, should be demoted from principal status.
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    Nina Kaptsova

    I believe there are no topic dedicated for Kaptsova so I thought it would be nice to have one. I saw her in Bright Stream as Zina on 28th October 2017 performance and I thought she was in fine form and technically proficient. I am still shocked that she was demoted to soloist under contract position :((((
  5. Indeed. In my opinion the production could do well without the whole face painting business. And the painted dancing children. I honestly don't think that by removing both it will affect or lessen the production value the work has.
  6. I will definitely have to check Mariah Hannah Winter. Thank you
  7. Indeed Ivor Guest's works are mentioned both in Caddy's and Karthas' work
  8. For my bachelor thesis I chose Ballets Russes as a topic for my paper and I found things that I thought it would be nice to share. To get a whole picture and better understanding of cultural historical development at the turn of the century and early 20th century I acquired a fair amount of literature with the focus on Fin de siècle - and Belle Époque period. Although my main subject was Ballets Russes, I also got to know more about cultural history of France. While searching materials for my thesis, I noticed that the materials I needed, were scattered and different disciplines offeri
  9. I thought it would best to start a new topic on history writing and ballet. Since there was a somewhat heated discussion on Ivor Guest thread, I thought it would be best to move it here. I am interested if this topic can generate interesting discussions. Quick search didn't reveal an existing topic. If there is one then please someone inform me
  10. That's interesting. Perhaps it depends. I remember from some youtube video (Washington Ballet) where a female dancer stated that double turna are harder because it requires more speed, more force to do the doubles.
  11. Not meaning to divert the topic, but the claim in the beginning with Diagilev and the rediscovery of Ballet is somewhat outdated and has gone under some revision over the years. Classical ballet was never dead in France. Giselle was performed By Diagilev's Ballets Russes in 1910, to warm reception but it was rather mild compared to other "exotic" works in the press reviews. The classics such as Giselle did raise some nostalgic feelings among french audience but the general view was that the romantic ballet was old and out of fashion. This I found when I analysed reviews from several prom
  12. Thanks for the info. No wonder I was so confused. Good thing I checked the ticket otherwise I would have simply missed the performance.
  13. I saw this performance Initially thought that I had booked the evening performance for I wished to see Maria Shirinkina perform. As it turned out I didn't but nevertheless I was still happy with Shakirova
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