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  1. naomikage

    Promotion of May Nagahisa

    Could you tell us the reason why do you think so?
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    2017-18 Season

    I will try! The world Ballet Festival is a 3 week long feast of stars but what's best is seeing someone special in a full length piece.
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    2017-18 Season

    And Ould Braham, Heymann will also be dancing full length Don Quixote on July 27th in Tokyo as part of the World Ballet Festival. I have tickets for them.
  4. Here is the press release in English. http://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english/news/detail/detail_012653.html
  5. Former Royal Ballet Principal Miyako Yoshida was announced to take over National Ballet of Japan from 2020/21 Season. (effective 2020/09) Her contract will be until 2024/08. Great news. http://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/release/detail/23_012652.html (Japanese) Currently National Ballet of Japan is lead by former Scottish Ballet principal Noriko Ohara.
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    Vaganova Academy Graduation, 2018

    Maria Khoreva has announced that she will join the Mariinsky She will be performing in Apollo alongside Xander Parish, Anastasia Nuikina and Daria Ionova on July 21st. https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/playbill/playbill/2018/7/21/1_1931
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    Manuel Legris stepping down in 2020

    The Chief Choreographer and Artistic Director of the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg, Martin Schläpfer, has been appointed as the new director of the Wiener Staatsballett https://operamrhein.de/en_EN/magazin_1806_schlaepfer_wien
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    ABT: Roster in Review - 2018

    English National Ballet's press release. Still unknown whether Cirio will leave ABT or not. https://www.ballet.org.uk/blog-detail/promotions-new-dancers-joining-company-2018-19-season/
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    2017 -- 2018 Season

    Absolutely agree with you Gnossie. I am especially looking forward to see Stepin in Don Quixote for the coming Mariinsky tour in Japan this November~December. https://www.japanarts.co.jp/mariinsky2018/english.html
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    Petipa Gala

    Mathias Heymann had just danced la Fille mal gardee in Tokyo with Birmingham Royal Ballet on May 27th before he came to Moscow. And now he is injured and out of La Fille mal gardee at POB. So I guess he might be not the usual self after crossing continents. I agree that Heymann and Pagliero are fabulous artists, and Heymann in La Fille was so fabulous, polished technique with elegance. And as meunier fan has pointed out, the Peter Wright version of Giselle, Albrecht is supposed to do 12 entrachats and then do some saut de basques, this is his choreography. Speaking about artists in Russia, Kimin Kim is one of the best male dancers in Russia but when I saw him in Giselle guesting in Universal Ballet of Korea he did not do entrachats but did some beautiful brisees, and that did not harm the quality of his amazing performance.
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    Marcelo Gomes

    Also Marcelo will be appearing in this summer's World Ballet Festival in Tokyo, with Alessandra Ferri (Wheeldon's After the Rain and Cranko's Onegin) https://www.nbs.or.jp/publish/news/2018/05/a-8185.html (Japanese)
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    Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 season

    Bolshoi Ballet has announced their 2018/2019 season. https://www.bolshoi.ru/upload/medialibrary/725/72599b4c8a3b4ea2d93a70ad6cdb64bf.pdf Wheeldon's Winter's Tale, Forsythe's Artifact creations by Edward Clug (Petrushka) & Vyacheslav Samodurov Béjart's Gaîté Parisienne Gala Night in Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of Ekaterina Maximova's birth (1 FEBRUARY 2019) Their tours, La Scala in Milan, Riga Latvia, Brisbane Australia and London. London tour is 25 JULY – 17 AUGUST 2019 Royal Opera House and repertoire is TBA. Also, accouding to this report, http://tass.com/society/1002783 The Bolshoi is pondering a possibility of taking the 'Nureyev' ballet on a tour, received requests from London. Quote
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    Chase Johnsey leaves Trocks; Joins ENB

    Yes, that is what I mean. Natori was born as a woman but he had gender identity disorder and living as a man. He was thinking about being transgender transition before they asked him to do so, and now he is legally a man and did marry a woman. And yes, the reason he left Trocks was because he was bullied there.
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    Poll: The Director of the Paris Opera Ballet

    It is former etoile Jean-Guillaume Bart, not Patrick Bart who is the subject of this poll. He was born in 1972, so still young.
  15. Aurelie Dupont has been dancing quite a lot since her retirement at the Opera and even after she has been appointed AD. She has guested in Martha Graham Company just after her retirement. (and we can see the company is invited to guest at POB next season) Also Ohad Naharin created a piece for her and Diana Vishneva for Vishneva's festival Context. Also, she had danced in POB's Japan tour last March (after her appointment) , Daphnis and Chloe. At first it was supposed to be with Herve Moreau but as he was unavailable, she danced with Germain Louvet. She also guested in Tokyo Ballet's Bejart Bolero performance. and also danced at the Lincoln Center Festival's Saburo Teshigawara performance last summer. Retiring POB does not mean retiring as a dancer so it is not fair to criticize her that she is dancing quite a lot, many ADs do dance, but she ought to do her job as AD first.