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  1. I agree Viktor Lebedev is a beautiful, fabulous and elegant dancer, and although Mikhailovsky Ballet is a good company I do miss him at Mariinsky, he should have been glorious there with more international exposure. I don't think he is not on the shorter side (of course not as tall as Yermakov), he has long, lean lines and suited for many roles. I saw him in La Fille mal Gardee in St Petersburg a couple of years ago which was a warm, lovely performance and look forward seeing him in Duato's Sleeping Beauty during their Japan tour later this month.
  2. Volcanohunter's views are completely the same that I think. What an uninspiring, boring company is the current NBoC. She has been in the company for too long and almost every new creation is a disaster regarding quality. The roster is also very poor.
  3. The whole stream of Vienna State Ballet's World Ballet Day is dedicated to the rehearsal of Emeralds, coached by Ben Huys. I think it includes the Walking pdd.
  4. A video of Alicia Alonso's funeral, her coffin wrapped in Giselle's veil and sent off by the dancers and a large crowd of people. Very touching.
  5. And he also choreographs for famed figure skaters such as Evgeny Plushenko and Alexei Yagudin. Especially Plushenko's Tribute to Nijinsky was a very popular program. I have not seen the full Smekalov Paquita so I cannot comment on that but Smekalov's The Bronze Horseman is an epic work worth seeing. At least Smekalov is not an unknown choreographer.
  6. Sorry I am terribly late in noticing this topic one year old, but I saw this performance. it is by NBA Ballet Company, and here is the flyer for the performance http://www.nbaballet.org/performance/2012/1202_Les_Millions_dArlequin.pdf it lists as Evgenia Obrastsova and Alexei Timofeyev as guests but Obrastsova cancelled because of injury and Ekaterina Osmolkina replaced her in the performance, so I think it is Osmolkina here. (I saw the performance) Alexander Mishutin is a former soloist at Stanislavsky Music Theatre and he also reconstructed Awaking of Flora for a Japanese company.
  7. Now you can watch the full documentary of 4 students at Vaganova Academy graduating class of Nikolai Tsiskaridze on demand here (until September 21th, 2020) Four students are Mikhail Barkidjidja, Marko Juusela, Arron Osawa Horowitz and Kirill Sokolovski. You can watch how they prepare for the diploma, the auditions and graduation concert, and how Tsiskardze coaches them. Part 1 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/3004617/?fbclid=IwAR2io-wybLojjTbHJL_JYoDo26NE3Riw9ATWuLbDFxgSRO3Z_-se7JgcV8g Part 2 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/3004618/?fbclid=IwAR1Xg3jHgC1NttU75lE06Fc1qBQ2tcgSRdPFrH9m1aDzHLDlZ5fVBKLTD0Q
  8. But the performance was not open to the public and even the journalists could not see it. https://www.ft.com/content/865b72ee-dde9-11e9-b8e0-026e07cbe5b4 It was only performed once for the customers of Chanel, the sponsor of the gala.
  9. While Alexander Volchkov is now listed Working under contract...
  10. By the way Jared Matthews has left Houston Ballet after recovering from a serious illness. He became Assistant to the Artistic Director of the Estonian National Ballet.
  11. Chisako Oga of Cincinnati Ballet will join as second soloist. Other interesting additions include Sangmin Lee a gold medalist at YAGP and Joy Womack. Pauina Waski joins as corps de ballet. https://www.bostonballet.org/Home/The-Company/Dancers/FullCompany.aspx
  12. Koho Ogawa writes she is retiring as a professional ballerina due to injury. Very sad for such a talented dancer only 24 years old and wish the best for her future.
  13. Mai Aihara will also be leaving ABT
  14. Alexandra Khiteeva performed in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, the first time as a member of Mariinsky Ballet.
  15. Koto Ishihara of San Francisco Ballet will join NBoC as first soloist.
  16. Lunkina and Paquet are guesting in Nijinsky Gala at Hamburg Ballet. https://www.hamburgballett.de/en/spielplan/play.php?AuffNr=153198
  17. Misa Kuranaga announced that she will be joining San Francisco Ballet.
  18. Misa Kuranaga announced on Instagram and Facebook that she will be leaving Boston Ballet at the end of the season. Last performances will be Cinderella on 6/7 fri 7:30 and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2 on 6/8 sat 7:30. Next steps to be announced later.
  19. Casting of Los Angeles "Mayerling" https://www.musiccenter.org/tickets/events-by-the-music-center/Glorya-Kaufman-Dance/1819-season/royal-ballet/
  20. Andrey Yermakov has been promoted as principal, at last! https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/company/ballet/soloists
  21. Bavarian State Ballet, George Balanchine's Jewels will be streamed live on Staatsoper.tv Thu, April 11, 2019, 7.30 pm This performance features guests Ashley Bouder in Rubies, Alina Somova and Vladimir Shyklyarov in Diamonds, and will be viewable on demand from April 12, 12:00 to April 13, 11:59 (European time) https://www.staatsoper.de/tv.html Cast of the performance https://www.staatsoper.de/stueckinfo/jewels/2019-04-11-19-30.html Emeralds 1st solo couple Prisca Zeisel , Emilio Pavan 2nd solo couple Jeanette Kakareka , Henry Gray Pas de trois Antonia McAuley , Vera Segova , Dmitrii Vyskubenko Rubies pianist Dmitry Mayboroda Solo couple Ashley Bouder , Osiel Gouneo soloist Prisca Zeisel Diamonds Solo couple Alina Somova , Vladimir Shklyarov
  22. Some more changes, May Nagahisa will be debuting as Gulnara on April 10th (and also on 13th evening)
  23. Not sure they have come to North America yet, they did come to Japan twice when Malakhov was AD, and also has toured to some Asian cities. I also wish I could see that Ratmansky reconstruction of La Bayadere.
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