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  1. Thank you, Leigh Witchel, for you review! It seems the dancer you asked about really is Nelly Kobakhidze. She looks like you described, and she is a person who can attract attention even in small role. She was born in Georgia, like Nina Ananiashvili. She began to study ballet in her native Tbilisi, after some time moved into Moscow ballet school. In 2001 she was graduated from the school and joined Bolshoi Ballet. In Bolshoi she danced small roles like Tenderness Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, variation in Raymonda dream (I wonder if she danced it in USA?) and so on. Her main achievement
  2. Bolshoi breezes through 'Quixote' By Christine Temin, Globe Staff | October 9, 2004
  3. Natalia, Stanislavsky Ballet is homeless now because their home theatre is closed for reparation. So the Stanislavske Ballet performs in other Moscow auditoriums, including Bolshoi’s New Stage. In the Bolshoi schedule it always written if the performance is done by the Stanislavsky Ballet. The Bolshoi and The Stanislavsky companies never mix. The same with Grigorovitch Ballet in Mariinsky Theatre – the tour of Grigorovitch Company was advertised long before it take place, so it was clear what company will dance. In the case of foreigners who cannot understand Russian the mistakes is quite
  4. Natalia, Lunkina became mother last winter and she still didn’t return onstage. Her performance was scheduled in September, but she was replaced by another ballerina; In October she also scheduled for several performances, I hope she will dance. So it’s natural that she will not tour. When part of the company will be in USA, in Moscow the Bolshoi will show “small” ballets, but there will not be any guests from other Moscow troupes as far as I know. Whom do you mean? The only guest will be POB’s etoile Laurent Hilaire who will dance Giselle with Zakharova.
  5. I don’t think in Moscow is opposition between “bright” Moscow style and “refined’ style of Kirov. Uliana Lopatkina and Diana Vishneva is very popular in Moscow. I have a friend who is fan of both Alexandrova and Vishneva. As for Svetlana Lunkina, she became mother last winter and supposed to return onstage this season. She is very gifted but she was weak technically. Giselle, her first big role, remain her most prominent achievement.
  6. http://www.kulturagz.ru/RUBRIKS/Music/Rubrik1_index.htm The article in “Kultura” where several critics talked about the season’s results that I mentioned above. Violetta Mainietse called Alexandrova “the most bright Moscow ballerina”. Also two season result articles with high estimations of Alexandrova’s Aspiccia. http://www.vremya.ru/2004/128/10/103327.html by Anna Gordeeva, “Vremya novostei” http://www.kulturagz.ru/RUBRIKS/Music/a2.htm by Ekaterina Beliaeva, “Kultura” I think the Telegraph article mentioned by Dale is good description of Alexandrova’s style. Jeffery Taylor in his art
  7. When I saw Alexandrova's Pharaonka in Moscow her technique was breathtaking. The thing I especially like about her Aspiccia is her being enigmatic and passionate that suit my notions about ancient Egypt queens like Cleopatra. Recently Russian ballet critics named Alexandrova the person of the season, especially for her performances in Pharaonka, Romeo & Juliet and Ratmasky’s Leah.
  8. Thank you for your review, chiapuris. I don’t saw the performance and cannot tell who was the three man, but all the six shepherds are soloists who often dance big roles.
  9. Thank you for your reviews, chiapuris. For Nikolai Tsiskaridze it really was debut in the role of Carabosse. As he was injured, he will not dance technically demanding parts till next season.
  10. The Sleeping Beauty at June 12 Nadezhda Gracheva in the main part impressed me by her academic style but she nave nothing more for Aurora. Maria Alexandrova danced as high class ballerina, she have her technique and her stage presence, but I think she didn’t show her full abilities. I liked very much Andrei Uvarov, who looked fresh and quick with his lightning-like jumps. I also like Ekaterina Krisanova as Violant Fairy. She is very young, just a first year in the Bolshoi, but already danced several small roles and looks very promising.
  11. At May 15 Maria Alexandrova danced Don Quixotte with Vladimir Neporozhny. Alexandrova performed Kitri last time three years ago, so now she bring in the role all the experience she gained in the time. Three years ago she was bright ballerina but not Kitri. Now she IS Kitri. Alexandrova not only show her famous stage presence, her charm, her rare technical strength. For me the most fascinating was the contrast between Kitri as simple girl and Kitri-Dulcinea in Don Q’s dream. In the first act Masha looked like a real innkeeper’s daughter, simple, self-assured and merry. You can easily imagine h
  12. They want to say that Roman Empire was very much corrupted at the time, and warmongers became lazy! But don’t worry, Marc, Masha saved Rome at the end!
  13. April 3, “Spartacus” Spartacus – Yury Klevtsov Crassus – Vladimir Neporozhny Phrigia – Inna Petrova Aegina – Maria Alexandrova Very exciting evening! The ballet, with its boiling music and hot dancing still can touch one’s heart. This romantic, sensual ballet about gladiators fighting for freedom, that is so unlike usual fine performances with ladies in tutu and sweet princes in white, often arouse arguments, and sometimes bring critics to hysterical fits, but the Bolshoi showed that the story is still alive. Klevtsov was very emotinal Spartacus. His dancing was not very powerful but
  14. On 12,13,14 of March Bolshoi showed at last their Balanchine program. Was performed Concerto Barocco, Agon and Symphony C, and some short number – first day it was Tchaikovsky pas de deux, second day – Tarantella, third day – Sylvie pas de deux. The long awaited premiere was much less successful than the Balanchine program of Mozartiana, Agon and Symphony in C shown 5 years ago. In 1999 Agon was adorned by Gudanov, Belogolovtsev, Pertova, in Symphony C shone Ananiashvili-Uvarov and Alexandrova-Tsiskaridze… We have no such a treat now. The company looks as if the roles were given at random
  15. Viviane, Lilac Fairy is not so bad - in Grigorovitch production it's big dance role, good ballerina can show herself here. But on the previous performance Alexandrova danced Violant Fairy! It's really uncomprehensible! Ballerina with such a talent should not waste herself on small roles like that! Sometimes I think that the management is afraid of talented people.
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