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  1. I don't think anyone has mentioned Ekaterina Maksimova and Nadezhda Pavlova - who had absolutely beautiful feet and used them beautifully as well!
  2. There are two videos that I know of - Moiseyev Ballet (by Kultur) and Moiseyev Dance Company: A Gala Evening (by View Video).
  3. It's actually Fah-ROOH (the last h is the same sound as in 'hello'). As for Maximova -- Ye-kah-te-REE-nah Mak-SEE-moh-vah
  4. I think Vorontsova is currently coaching at the Mariinsky. There is a small scene from a rehearsal in which she is coaching in "The Sacred Stage."
  5. A bit off topic, but... Is the Giselle with Guillem available anywhere?
  6. Mezentseva and Zaklinsky (with Terekhova as Myrtha, and Selyutskiy as Hilarion) on DVD. Their interpretation was the most dramatically accurate in my opinion. The dancing is beautiful and mesmerizing...
  7. As for filming the Sleeping Beauty reconstruction -- there is a little bit of it on the film "Sacred Stage," with Ayupova and Korsakov. There are snippets of prologue, act I, and part of act II. Not too much, but still nice for those of us who have not seen it before!
  8. From what I was told, there was a lot of celebration. I hope that eventually it would be somehow accessible (either from TV recording, or on official video). I actually pulled out the two tapes that I have of the company and watched them. Wonderful! And though a bit late, Happy Birthday!
  9. In the film "Sacred Stage," Ayupova is shown in part of the new Sleeping Beauty (2003).
  10. If I'm not mistaken, Gennady Selyutskiy also coaches.
  11. I'm with you, Silvy! I'd just add Plisetskaya (though I haven't seen her live).
  12. Yes! And a key thing about the Trocks is that their parodies are intelligent. Had they been just "making faces" it would have been totally stupid. But they love 'true' ballet, understand it, and just highlight some of its more entertaining moments. In my opinion, Swan Lake was one of their less interesting parodies -- it has good parts, but some of it is a bit harsh, which I find unnecessary.
  13. Having watched Zakharova's Pharaoh's Daughter, I must say that she is an excellent turner!
  14. One of the reasons that it might be difficult to teach the TRUE 'Vaganova,' is because the students are chosen at 10 years old and train for 8 years. In many US schools, the situation is different.
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