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  1. July 20, 1978 Happy Birthday, dear Masha! (by the way, the Russia Today TV special, above, is still online)
  2. Last Tuesday the Russian-sponsored American Cable TV network Russia Today ran a special on Masha's 10th anniversary at the Bolshoi Theater. In addition to dance footage from age 4 to the present, there are backstage views of the Bolshoi, and one gets to meet her husband, a painter. Nearly half an hour long, it may now be seen online (English voice-over): http://russiatoday.com/documentary/release/1378/video
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    Natalia Osipova

    In January she was again promoted, and is now a First Soloist. Here is her updated bio from the Bolshoi site (in English). Don't miss the nine photo slide show of her (you can click on each to make them big). http://www.bolshoi.ru/en/theatre/ballet_tr...fo&id26=822
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    Natalia Osipova

    Natalia Osipova's appearance at the April 21, 2008 YAGP Gala at City Center, where she is listed as dancing Flames of Paris with Ivan Vasiliev, is confirmed on her website: Also noteworthy is that her debut (delayed from early January) as Medora is now scheduled for April 30. This is confirmed on the Bolshoi's site (Russian Version). Ivan Vasiliev is listed there in Pas d'Esclave. Since, as may be read in Sergei Filin's thread under Dancers, according to the Moscow Times he retires at the end of April, having him as her Conrad is a singular honor.
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    Veronika Part

    Perhaps someone could alert Mr. McKenzie of her availability and he could entice her to ABT with an offer to be Principal. After all, she is that company's best Odette/Odile, Nikiya, Raymonda, Lilac, Myrtha, "Mozartiana",... Another choice would be the Mariinsky. Perhaps their next A.D. might wish to return to the Mariinsky style: what more perfect choice?
  6. Judith Jamison to retire as AAADC Artistic Director June, 2011 This came in today's e-mail, and since it is a "patron mail" rather than a press release or announcement I am not sure where to post it. I would like to thank Ms. Jamison for her remarkable service to the company, to the nation, to the world, and to Art.
  7. From Nina Ananiashvili, quoted in today's Links: Her message for young dancers:
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    Natalia Osipova

    Ms. Osipova's website http://www.natalia-osipova.com/index.html has lots of Giselle photos (and of course non-Giselle ones too), and reviews in both languages. Also news of her promotion to First Soloist on January 24th.
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    Natalia Osipova

    Ms. Osipova appeared on the US cable channel Russia Today a few days ago, accepting her award as Best Female Dancer of 2007 during the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards at Covent Garden. An excerpt from Russia Today's website: For the full story and a link to the video: http://www.russiatoday.ru/entertainment/news/20029
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    Veronika Part

    Thank you, Nysusan... and as he goes on it gets even better! And so we wait, till 2 PM, Saturday, May 31. Every Part O/O (in NYC) has been a revelation, and each revelation a different one. The month after, two Part/Gomes Bayaderes. Thank you, Gene Schiavone, for my favorite recent ballet photo: http://www.geneschiavone.com/gallery/album08/0000536_G
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    Kathryn Morgan

    Balanchine Technique While the magazine is still on sale, perhaps I should describe the article. There are nine full-page sized photos: the cover (Stars and Stripes), table of contents (Carousel), another Carousel to begin the article, and then six more meant to illustrate Balanchine technique. There are also six smaller photos, also about technique. Sean Lavery supplies commentary for each Balanchine technique photo. A typical example: As a totally ignorant fan, I found the article quite illuminating, although obviously really aimed at young dance students (even moreso than, say, Poin
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    Kathryn Morgan

    The January, 2008 issue of Dance Spirit Magazine is now on sale and features Ms. Morgan on its cover. More information on their site, including a 3-minute video of the photo shoot, with commentary by the dancer. At the top of her wish list: Odette. http://www.dancespirit.com/ --Sean Lavery
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    Veronika Part

    If you check her website, you'll find that he designed it. Has anyone seen the film "Part Time" that he made (is making) about her? http://web.mac.com/tressorgroup/iWeb/Tress...p/Projects.html
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    Veronika Part

    Yes, Leningrad and Moscow!!!
  15. Ailey's site is now offering their NYC Season's schedule to the public (there was a link for members a month ago, but that was just a display listing each performance's dances). What they offer now is really user-friendly, as every dance on each day's program is linked to a very detailed article on that ballet (they may dance barefoot, but a number of these works are ballets). Since they program in the manner that pre-block NYCB did, you can really take advantage of mixing-matching with the aid of these convenient linkings. They even tell you when each program ends, quite useful to train-ca
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