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  • Birthday 01/01/1909

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  1. Anastasia Smirnova, who had danced many leading roles at Mikhailovsky and a Vaganova recent graduate, has moved to Mariinsky as Corps de ballet. Her debut will be Push Comes to Shove. https://www.instagram.com/stories/anastasiia_smirnova_/2669758998475130569/?hl=ja https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/playbill/playbill/2021/10/8/1_1931/
  2. Vienna State Ballet will stream their triple bill of Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements, Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Martin Schläpfer's Shostakovich !5th Symphony on their platform from September 21st 19:00 CET for 72 hours. https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at/event/e62c821d-3bb7-454a-85ba-93152b4a6209
  3. Sonia Rodriguez retires after a 32 year career. Her last performance will be in March 2022, John Neumeier's A Streetcar Named Desire. https://national.ballet.ca/Ballet-News-Plus/Most-Recent/Sonia-Rodriguez-Retires
  4. Boston Ballet announces its roster for 2021-22 https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/09/07/arts/boston-ballet-announces-its-roster-2021-22/ This season’s arrivals include a new soloist, Ángel García Molinero, and a new second soloist, Michaela DePrince.
  5. ABT’s Summer Celebration is available to watch here.
  6. And also promotions, 4 dancers becoming principals. https://national.ballet.ca/Ballet-News-Plus/Most-Recent/2021-22-Promotions
  7. And May Nagahisa has been promoted to First Soloist. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQaqVSMjnnS/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  8. Christian Spuck, currently of Zurich Ballet will take over Staatsballett Berlin, and Cathy Marston will be AD of Zurich Ballet https://www.instagram.com/p/CQIztOSNv_k/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  9. Vienna State Ballet will live stream A Suite of Dances program tonight. https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at/event/4cad1ae9-b7c3-4ba5-92ce-91886cbcca05 Robbin's Glass Pieces, A Suite of Dances, The Concert and Balanchine's Duo Concertante. Program https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/spielplan-tickets/detail/event/985677145-a-suite-of-dances/
  10. It is very curious to see how the Royal Ballet dancers will perform Pite’s The Statement, as it was such an intense and mind-blowing experience to see it performed by Netherlands Dans Theatre when they toured Japan 2 years ago.
  11. Norwegian National Ballet is streaming Balanchine's Serenade, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Bournonville program from May 14 for 2 weeks. https://operaen.no/en/Productions/balanchine-bournonville-ballet/
  12. METAMORPHOSIS by David Dawson (full ballet) - Dutch National Ballet (a world premiere) is currently available.
  13. Mariinsky Ballet streamed Swan Lake act 2 with Lopatkina and Ivanchenko. They will stream the 3ed act on May 7th. Czech National Ballet's Sleeping Beauty by Marcia Haydee is available in full till May 5th.
  14. National Ballet of Japan’s Coppelia by Roland Petit streaming dates are announced. They will live stream all 4 casts. The streaming is free of charge but no archives will be provided. https://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english/productions/ballet/free-live-stream-coppelia.html Dates: May 2nd, 4th, 5th and 8th at 14:00 JST. (US EAST COAST TIME 1:00am I guess) an online booklet and link to the stream will be provided later, and they will stream on their YouTube channel and Facebook. CAST 2 May 14:00 Swanilda: YONEZAWA Yui Franz: IZAWA Shun Coppelius: NAKAJIMA Syunya 4 May 14:00 Swanilda: KIMURA Yuri Franz: FUKUOKA Yudai Coppelius: YAMAMOTO Ryuji 5 May 14:00 Swanilda: IKEDA Risako Franz: OKUMURA Kosuke Coppelius: NAKAJIMA Syunya 8 May 14:00 Swanilda: ONO Ayako Franz: WATANABE Takafumi Coppelius: YAMAMOTO Ryuji I will recommend the first cast on May 2nd but other casts will be good as well.
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