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chiapuris

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    ex-dancer, now teacher
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    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  1. I do'n't know Amy....... I was not conscious.or rather I was trying to say something else....perhaps. I love Petipa. And I like Ratmansky for his work. pace Petipa! Sorry! John
  2. I saw on April 3rd, with Isabella Boylston and Cory Stearns as the duo, and Stella Abrera with Lilac Fairy. They are a smashing hit, not only the soloists, every soloists were smashing hits. This is to say Ratmansky has outdone Petipa in the wonderful variations that he did. Bravo to Ratmansky's blue bird and Princess Florine. After all the Russian amendments we are back to a musical study that is Cecchetti's own rendition. Boylston got much better after the rose Adagio and in the vision scene and the pdd she was excellent. Praise to Ratmansky, Bravo!
  3. `Thank you for the comments Helene ,and for the inclusion for the YouTube Agwa! I enjoyed all over again. !
  4. Compagnie KÄFIG and Centre Choregraphique National de Creteil et du Val-de-Marne Power Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 14 2014, 8 pm Artistic Director Mourad Merzouki CORRERIA (2010) Choreography Mourad Merzouki and collaboration of dancers Performance all 11 dancers Musical Arrangements AS'N Co-Producer Espace Albert Camus de Bron AGWA (2008) Choreography Mourad Merzouki and collaboration of dancers Ass't to the choreographer Kader Belmoktar MusicaL Director AS'N Performance all 11 dancers **************************************************** Merzouki
  5. Sandik, thank you for the PDF of the dissertation of Elizabeth Kattner-Ulrich. I will read it along with other recent Balanchine offerings.
  6. We just read in yesterday's paper, our cinema was showing Swan Lake Live at the Mariinsky, on June 6 6:30. The pair was the wondrous Ekaterina Kondaurova and Timur Askerov . the pddtrois was Xander Parish, N Batoeva, M Shirinkina. Tha cinematography was amateurish. Gergiev's kept telling us that the photography was 3D and told us we were getting to see the NEW stage. We didn't. What a disaster. The narrator who was introduced by the conductor as a gorgeous model, was a gorgeous model but had no preparation whatsoever to talk about Tschaikovsky or of ballet. (She forgot Kondaurova's n
  7. Anyone remember Osipova's debut in the Bolshoi's Giselle?
  8. Mariinsky (Vainonen) Nutcracker in 3D Ann Arbor Quality Theatres Dec 3 2012 7:30 pm Alina Somova V Shklyarov 1 the first of its virtues is Masha who is an 11-12 (?) year-old Vaganova student, elegantly trained with beautiful 90 degree arabesques , excellent pointes. All the children in the party scene are charming [no cdb as 'children']. 2 Drosselmeyer does not look 'possessed' and the nutcracker does not look like it cracks nuts. The nutcracker looked like Karagyoze, the Greek & Turkish protagonist of shadow theatre. Where and why does the Balkan commedia del'arte icon
  9. Mariinsky (Vainonen) Nutcracker in 3D Ann Arbor Quality Theatres Dec 3 2012 7:30 pm Alina Somova V Shklyarov 1 the first of its virtues is Masha who is an 11-12 (?) year-old Vaganova student, elegantly trained with beautiful 90 degree arabesques , excellent pointes. All the children in the party scene are charming [no cdb as 'children']. 2 Drosselmeyer does not look 'possessed' and the nutcracker does not look like it cracks nuts. The nutcracker looked like Karagyoze, the Greek & Turkish protagonist of shadow theatre. Where and why does the Balkan commedia del'arte icon
  10. Mariinsky (Vainonen) Nutcracker in 3D Ann Arbor Quality Theatres Dec 3 2012 7:30 pm Alina Somova V Shklyarov Disaster compared to Shemyakin? Naah! More until later, when I calm my nerves and I can recall some virtues of it. The 3D was really 3-dimensional.
  11. 23-12 ---I liked Messerer's SL, which I saw in London some years ago. I missed the (Tschaikovsky) aural pantomime. E.Borchenko, last night, has become a purer classicist , simpler in expression, direct in boldness. V Lebedev was a caring partner and with thrilling variations in the third act. I particularly liked the 3rd act scenery, with its colorfree tone and elegance. The corps de ballet were synchronous and splendidly musical altogether. The tutus are gorgeous. The jester, in the final count, remained a nuisance. And the swans remained swans. Tragedy according to Tschaikovsky's score
  12. New York City Ballet MOVES ArtisticAdministrator Jean-Pierre Frohlich Ballet Masters Rosemary Dunleavy, Kathleen Tracey, Lisa Jackson Dancers: Principals: Megan Fairchild, Robert Fairchild, Sterling Hyltin, Maria Kowroski, Tiler Peck, Andrew Veyette, Daniel Ulbricht Soloists: Chase Finlay, Anthony Huxley, Ask la Cour Artists: Ashly Isaacs, Lauren King, Lauren Lovette, Brittany Pollack, David Prottas, Taylor Stanley Musicians: violin: Lydia Hong, piano: Cameron Grant, Alan Moverman, Susan Walters Detroit Opera House, October 28, 2:30pm Polyphonia Wheeldon/Ligeti Duo Concertant Bal
  13. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Saturday, 6 October 2012, 8pm Power Center Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan The University of Michigan Artistic Director, Tom Mossbrucker Executive Director, Jean-Phillipe Malaty Artists: Craig Black, Katherine Bolaños, Paul Busch, Samantha Klanac Campanile, Sam Chittenden, Katie Dehler, Seth DelGrasso, Nolan DeMarco Mc Gahan, Emily Proctor, Seia Rassenti, Joseph Watson Square None (2012) Choreography Norbert De La Cruz III Music Alva Noto & Ryutchi Sakamoto, Michelle Ross, G. F. Handel, Aphex Twin Costume Austin Scarlett
  14. stars of russian ballet Power Center Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan Sat. August 18, 2012 7pm The “Stars”: Carmen Olga Pavlova Andrey Ivanov La Bayadere Keenan Kampa Sergei Sidorsky Diving into the Lilacs [YurI Possokhov] Marie Kochetkova G Nedvigin Diana & Actaeon Patricia Jhou (Berlin B) Joseph Phillips (ABT) After the Rain Coutney Richardson Ernesto Boada (Royal B/Flanders) Pas d’Esclave Olga Pavlova Andrei Ivanov Sweet Spell of Oblivion Courtney Richardson Ernesto Boada Don Q pdd Alisa Sodaleva Sergei Sidorsky Contradiction [solo] Sergei Sidorsky Grand Pas Classique A
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