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naomikage

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  • Birthday 01/01/1909

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    journalist on dance as well as being a fan
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    Tokyo
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    Japan

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  1. naomikage

    ABT 2019 Met Season

    Absolutely agree with this. He has technique and charisma, and he actually has guested a lot in major companies and in Russia so he is already a star. I have seen him guest in English National Ballet's Le Corsaire both as Conrad and Lankedem as well as Ali in numerous galas, and his virtuosity was amazing, bravura technique and elegance as well. It is sad that people look down on someone saying a regional company dancer...
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    Sergei Polunin

    According to this interview, Osipova has been settled with a new boyfriend. https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/interviews/2018/prima-ballerina-natalia-osipova-interview-royal-ballet/
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    Mariinsky 2018-2019 Season

    Announcement on Melanie Hamrick's Instagram
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    Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 season

    A rehearsal clip of Smirnova and Plushenko rehearsing Swan Lake on Plushenko's instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BrGB7mRDbKe/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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    Mariinsky 2018-2019 Season

    At the Mariinsky Ballet press conference in Tokyo 2 weeks before, Alina Somova said she decided not to tour overseas after having 2 children (it was 9 years since her last visit here), but as there were withdrawals of several dancers, cast changes happened and she managed to come. I could not see her in a full performance but her performance in Chopiniana was lovely, she seemed to matured a lot. I hope she would be on tour again as well as dancing in St.P (She danced in Swan Lake in Hyogo, which is the west part of Japan so I could not see her)
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    Promotions 2018-19

    Currently Mariinsky Ballet is touring Japan and I saw Shakirova in the dress rehearsal of Don Quixote, she was phenomenal. with brilliant technique and stage presence. Her fouettes included triples, great musicality as well. (And I interviewed her for the official site of the promoter here, lovely person) So I am very happy for her. A photo from the dress rehearsal in Tokyo on Wednesday .
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    Skylar Brandt in Big Ballet-Moscow

    Here is the page of the program where you can see all the vdeos. https://tvkultura.ru/video/show/brand_id/63029/episode_id/1970753/video_id/2030473/
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    Skylar Brandt in Big Ballet-Moscow

    Ksenia Shevtsova and Dmitri Sobolevski (Moscow Academic Theater Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko) Elena Svinko and Georgi Bolsunovski ( Krasnoyarsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theater) Amanda Gomes and Wagner Carvalho (Kazan Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Moussa Djalil) Ksenia Zakharova and Nikolay Maltsev (Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater) Miki Nishiguchi and Alexey Seliverstov (Yekaterinburg State Theater) Radka Příhodová and Adam Zvonař (Czech National Ballet, Prague) Julian MacKay (Mikhailovsky Theater, St. Petersburg) and Skylar Brandt (it was expected to be Marion Barbeau (Paris Opera Ballet) but it was changed to Skylar) Also May Nagahisa and Victor Caixeta (Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg) were expected but were cancelled due to Caixeta's injury. No, they don't eliminate the lowest scorer.
  9. The latest relayed version of Mayerling is by McRae and Lamb.
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    Mikhail Messerer is to leave Mikhailovsky

    Nacho Duato will return to Mikahilovsky next season and will create a new La Bayadere in October. Also they will be touring to Japan next November. https://vestirossii.com/kultura/nacho-dyato-vozvrashaetsia-v-mihailovskii-teatr.html
  11. And Akane Takada as well. Please do not omit her.
  12. Casting for Bolshoi Ballet's cinema relay La Sylphide https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/performances/234/roles/#20181111180000 Sylph Anastasia Stashkevich James Semyon Chudin Madge, witch Anna Balukova Effie, James' fiancee Xenia Zhiganshina Gurn Artur Mkrtchyan Anna, James' mother Vera Borisenkova Two Friends Mark Chino, Oscar Frame Pas de six Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone. Elizaveta Kruteleva, Stanislava Postnova Anton Gaynutdinov, Alexei Gaynutdinov, Alexei Putintsev Old Musician Egor Simachev The First Sylph Daria Khokhlova Two Sylphs Anastasia Denisova, Elizaveta Kruteleva
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    Mariinsky Ballet Japan tour

    I saw her as Giselle opposite Kimin Kim guesting in Universal Ballet's Giselle this April and she was the ideal Mariinsky Giselle, so exquisite and ethereal. Haven't seen her as O/O yet but I regard this as a good replacement and am considering to add tickets.
  14. There has been a few cast changes. First withdrawal of Oksana Skorik, and then yesterday withdrawal of Anastasia Matvienko (both assumed to be of happy reasons) Alina Somova and Ekaterina Osmolkina has replaced them. https://www.japanarts.co.jp/mariinsky2018/english.html Don Quixote 2018.11.28[Wed.] 18:30 Viktoria Tereshkina, Kimin Kim 2018.11.29[Thu.] 14:00 Renata Shakirova, Timur Askerov 2018.12.5[Wed.] 18:30 Renata Shakirova, Philipp Stepin The Mariinsky Gala 2018.12.2[Sun.] 18:00 art 1 "Chopiniana" Music by Frédéric Chopin  Scenario by Michel Fokine Choreography by Michel Fokine (1908), Revised version by Agrippina Vaganova (1931) CAST Alina Somova, Xander Parish Part 2 "Mariinsky of the current" The Sleeping Beauty "Rose Adagio" CAST: Yekaterina Osmolkina, Roman Belyakov, Konstantin Zverev SOLO CAST: Phillip Stepin, Yaroslav Baibordin, Maxim Zenin Corsaire PDD CAST: May Nagahisa, Victor Caixeta A Flashback PDD CAST: Ekaterina Kondaurova, Roman Belyakov Ballet "101" CAST: Vladimir Shkliarov Talisman CAST: Renata Shakirova, Kimin Kim Part 3 "Paquita" Grand pas Choreography: Yuri Smekalov Reconstruction and staging of Marius Petipa's choreography (Act III Grand Pas): Yuri Burlaka CAST Viktoria Tereshkina, Timur Askerov 2018.12.3[Mon.] 18:30 Part 1 "Chopiniana" Music by Frédéric Chopin  Scenario by Michel Fokine Choreography by Michel Fokine (1908), Revised version by Agrippina Vaganova (1931) CAST:Yekaterina Osmolkina, Philipp Stepin Part 2 "Mariinsky of the current" The Sleeping Beauty "Rose Adagio" CAST: Maria Khoreva, Roman Belyakov, Konstantin Zverev SOLO CAST: Phillip Stepin, Yaroslav Baibordin, Maxim Zenin Corsaire PDD CAST: May Nagahisa, Victor Caixeta Ballet "101" CAST: Xander Parish "Parting" CAST: Ekaterina Ivannikova, Yuri Smekalov Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux CAST: Nadezhda Batoeva, Vladimir Shklyarov Part 3 "Paquita" Grand pas Choreography: Yuri Smekalov Reconstruction and staging of Marius Petipa's choreography (Act III Grand Pas): Yuri Burlaka CAST Yekaterina Kondaurova, Andrei Yermakov Swan Lake 2018.12.6[Thu.] 18:30 [Open 17:30 / End 21:45] Viktoria Tereshkina, Vladimir Shklyarov 2018.12.7[Fri.] 18:30 [Open 17:30 / End 21:45] Yekaterina Kondaurova, Timur Askerov 2018.12.8[Sat.] 12:00 [Open 11:00 / End 15:15] Nadezhda Batoeva, Kimin Kim 2018.12.8[Sat.] 18:00 [Open 17:00 / End 21:15] Yekaterina Osmolkina, Xander Parish 2018.12.9[Sun.] 14:00 [Open 13:00 / End 17:15] Viktoria Tereshkina, Vladimir Shklyarov Also there are 2 performances outside Tokyo, in Hyogo Prefecture. November 30th Swan Lake in Hyogo Arts Center (Somova/Parish) December 1st Don Quixote in Hyogo Arts Center (Batoeva/Shklyarov)
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    World Ballet Day 2018

    And a detailed timetable of the participating companies here.
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