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  1. Thanks for your interest and response, A1EV3. I'm in the middle of traveling and watching ballet performances, but will try to respond at another time. What you say here is very appropriate. I'm still searching for a good connection in any of the paintings that I've seen.
  2. Hi, Jack, and thanks for the added information. I, who probably prize peace and quiet more than anything at a hotel, get an inner court room at the Congress, which has worked just fine. I'm really looking forward to the performances, having missed them completely in London this summer. And as you notice I got a good head start. Again, a reminder that general public tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday.
  3. Annaewgn, tonight they were Renata Shakirova, Maria Shkiliarova and May Nagahisa and they all did very well. It was a very, very fine evening. I might call it monumental in feeling. Alina Somova was an excellent example of how with maturity comes artistry. Her character/portrayal was outstanding. Her characterisation was so developed that I hardly recognised her. Her dancing was very well crafted. Again, I might use the words monumental — and absolutely brilliant. And, yes, once again — Kimin Kim. Three nights ago he was performing in St. Petersburg. Tonight, I think that he was here. I did notice flashes of light crossing the stage and sailing overhead. He was amazing as usual. Considering all the ground that he had to cover in the last several days, even more amazing. His characterisation was excellent. He also had herculean feats to perform and he did these, yes — amazingly. As hoped for, Nadezhda Batoeva once again crafted a completely new and highly impressive package to complement Alina Somova and then performed a very fine and lovely duet. The Shades were mesmerizing. Very fine performances by everyone. I also recall that I saw a La Bayadere at the Mikhailovsky when I was in St. Petersburg this year. The company might not be comparable to the Mariinsky or Bolshoi overall, but it was a delightfully fresh, vibrant and embraceable evening that I considered one of the most enjoyable that I’ve ever experienced.
  4. It’s amazing that he can perform at all. 2 1/2 days and how many miles?! But as you say, Tutu, this “Is” Kimin Kim. I wish him the best. There’s a near full moon tonight over Costa Mesa, but I still haven’t seen any eclipses forecast. 😊
  5. An interview with Yuri Fateev about the Southern California performances. Thanks, Dirac. https://www.ocregister.com/2019/10/11/mariinsky-ballet-brings-the-classics-to-southern-california/ Added: Sunday, Kimin Kim was still in St. Petersburg perfoming Le Corsaire with Oxana Skorik. They both looked great as usual on video. Tomorrow, Wednesday, he will be performing La Bayadere in California with Alina Somova. That’s a lot of distance to cover in two days. I wonder if he needed an airplane ? 😊
  6. Discussion of ticket sales that started yesterday for pre-sale and for general public sales starting Friday, can be found here. https://balletalert.invisionzone.com/topic/45095-bolshoi-swan-lake-chicago-tickets-june-2020/
  7. Since the date has been corrected at the original posting of this event, "Bolshoi Swan Lake Chicago Jun 2020", I'm going to continue my general discussion there. https://balletalert.invisionzone.com/topic/44624-bolshoi-swan-lake-chicago-jun-2020/ I'm also going to change the title of this one to "Bolshoi Swan Lake Chicago Tickets June 2020" from "Bolshoi Ballet Swan Lake Chicago June 10-14, 2020" .
  8. Presale tickets became available today. Open to everyone tickets go on sale Friday. I posted information here. https://balletalert.invisionzone.com/topic/45095-bolshoi-ballet-swan-lake-chicago-june-10-14-2020/?tab=comments#comment-419533
  9. Presale tickets became available today. I don’t remember how to get access to this offer, but I got a message today on the internet and did get tickets. The closet seats are in the Back Orchestra starting around the 14th row. In this section there were a lot of seats available. I didn’t check other sections. Open to everyone tickets go on sale Friday. This might make some seats available in the Front Orchestra, I was told by the theater. Prices may go up as well. They didn’t know when casting would be announced. It will be at the Auditorium Theater. Here is some contact information. 312.341.2300, or by email at info@auditoriumtheatre.org The Congress Hotel is across street. I stayed there maybe fifteen years ago and thought that it was fine. The man at the ticket office said that he thought it would be fine also. If you do want to stay there don’t get a room in the back of the hotel which faces the elevated train nearby and would be very noisy. The man also said that there’s a Hilton nearby that is recommended. Added: This link posted previously by Mussel might get you presale access. https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/production/2402/19-20-bolshoi-ballet/ Also see: https://balletalert.invisionzone.com/topic/44624-bolshoi-swan-lake-chicago-jun-2019/
  10. Well, it all starts Wednesday, and I’m getting excited. Here’s the list again. Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Nikia – Alina Somova Solor – Kimin Kim Gamzatti – Nadezhda Batoeva Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. Nikia – Maria Khoreva Solor – Vladimir Shklyarov Gamzatti – Anastasia Nuikina Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. Nikia – Ekaterina Kondaurova Solor – Timur Askerov Gamzatti – Ekaterina Chebykina Saturday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m. Nikia – Alina Somova Solor – Kimin Kim Gamzatti – Nadezhda Batoeva Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. Nikia – Maria Khoreva Solor – Vladimir Shklyarov Gamzatti – Anastasia Nuikina Sunday October 20 at 1:00 p.m. Nikia – Ekaterina Kondaurova Solor – Andrei Ermakov Gamzatti – Ekaterina Chebykina The first thing that I think about for Wednesday, Somova/Kim/Batoeva, is fireworks. Kimin Kim of course. Then Alina Somova, who can perform wonders dance-beauty-wise and drama-portrayal-wise, and Nadezhda Batoeva, who can rise to any occasion. I’ll never forget Nadezhda Batoeva's debut as Odette/Odile (Swan Lake) when she performed as if she’d been doing it all her life. Then there’ll be the palace scene when Alina Somova as the Temple Dancer heroine, Nikia, faces off against Nadezhda Batoeva, the Raja’s Daughter, Gamzatti, in what can be a reference for dramatic excellence. Following that Nadezhda Batoeva has to quickly change gears and dance one of the most beautiful duets of the evening. Then Alina Somova has to become an ethereal vision for the rest of the evening. Night three, Yekaterina Chebykina must hold her own alongside Yekaterina Kondaurova, at times one of the most compelling stage presences that I’ve ever seen, in the palace encounter. Then Yekaterina Chebykina will have to perform the lovely duet. It will be a real test of her versatility. All Timur Askerov has to do is sail through the air, which he does beautifully, in search of Kimin Kim’s afterglow. He’s also a very solid and supportive partner. Andrei Yermakov will be taking his place Sunday and should be just-fine to excellent. Maria Khoreva, is without doubt the rising star. According to the casting, she appeared in the Washington DC Paquita more than either of the other two lead ballerinas, three times. She has an outstanding mix of youthful brightness and veteran excellence. Vladimir Shklyarov will also be found in the cosmos alongside Kimin Kim. Anastasia Nuikina, whom I’m least familiar with, and I believe also has fine aerial features, will be of new interest to me. I think that I’ll like her. Reports back will depend on internet access and the weather. This is still Southern California and the surf might be up, but I’ll do my best. 😊 Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out They leave the west behind And Moscow girls make me sing and shout That Georgia's always on my my my my my my my my my mind I been all around this great big world And I seen all kinds of girls Yeah, but I couldn't wait to get back in the States Back to the cutest girls in the world I wish they all could be California girls (A Beatles/Beach Boy Sendoff) "I wish they all could be California girls" -- Next week they will be !
  11. One of mine too. Good to hear. Thank you. I can remember telling her at a reception at the beginning of her career, that I thought that she was a beautiful dancer. I've been telling her that even since at ongoing receptions.
  12. This is an interview with Yuri Fateev, “Acting Director of the Mariinsky Ballet,” about the visit, the here-and-there and the future. (Posted yesterday by Dirac. Thank you.) Mariinsky Ballet Invited to Perform in Washington Next 2 Seasons Russia's renowned Mariinsky Ballet has already received an offer to return to Washington, DC in the next two seasons, Yuri Fateev said. "We received an invitation to come next season and the season after. We already have the concrete dates and will coordinate them tomorrow as well as choose the repertoire,” the acting director said. Mariinsky has delivered a number of classical performances on tour, so it might opt for modern ballet in the future, Fateev added. [If you want to know what this might be about] "My dream is to bring here an Evening of American choreography that includes three absolutely amazing ballets of American choreographers from different eras. These ballets are George Balanchine’s ‘Serenade,’ Jerome Robbins’ ‘In the Night’ and the ballet by now-living choreographer Twyla Tharp ‘Push Comes to Shove,’ that we did last year with her participation. I think that it would be interesting to bring here and show how Russians dance American choreography, and I think it would be interesting to the Americans too," Fateev said. [also] Young students of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet also received a warm welcome. "They dance mazurka very nicely, complement the ballet with a cute children's choreography presentation performed very professionally. These are very difficult dances and we insisted on bringing our children here from Russia. This is the first time we bring the children to the United States. Despite the difficulties in the relations, we were able to bring even children," Fateev said. https://sputniknews.com/world/201910111077026150-mariinsky-chief-dreams-of-staging-american-ballet-with-russian-dancers-in-washington-/
  13. I like his choreography also, MadameP. It's consistent, solid, artistic and entertaining. I was also impressed for the first time with some of the other young Russian choreographers at this year's Mariinsky Festival. Maybe a substantial base is beginning there. Still, considering the great names that have emerged from the Mariinsky, both dancers and choreographers, there are big shoes to fill. Also the Mariinsky's strength is in the classical, whereas noteworthy invention is usually found elsewhere. The one Mariinsky choreographer that I do find the most inventive and world class within a certain range is Maxim Petrov. I hope that he continues to grow.
  14. YouOverThere, your post slipped in between my two. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the second time. Actually, in fairness to the Mariinsky, I've seen no mishaps of the sets that I can recall. And I have to say that I find many of the sets to be magnificent, both mechanically and visually. I love the mechanical swans in Swan Lake. There are two prop glitches that are almost a tradition. One is when Siegfried in Swan Lake throws an arrow that often doesn't come close to the target, but a mechanical one emerges stuck in the target anyway. The other is a replica dummy of Don Quixote getting caught in the windmill, which seldom seems to work as intended. These are almost traditions by now, along with some of the wigs, etc. that add a whimsical charm to repeated performances.
  15. Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I hope to see the Mariinsky's La Bayadere in Costa Mesa starting next Wednesday and will try to comment on it if I have internet access. I wish that Viktoria Tereshkina would be there, as I think that she has matured exceptionally in artistic expression this year, and am very glad to hear good reports about her from Washington DC. But I am also quite happy with the casts that are being presented in Costa Mesa, especially the chance to see Alina Somova, who hasn't traveled much in recent years. I did see the current Mariinsky production of Paquita several times in St. Petersburg. I have a tendency to minimalize the plots in many of these 'classics.' I do go for the excellence of the performances, expression of some of the more timeless themes, such as Love and the over-all effect. In this respect I thought that the production and the performances were fine. Added comment: As for glitches, such as sets or props not working, for those somewhat more familiar with the company this can be part of the territory with a Mariinsky performance, especially with big sets on tour, and if I were Yuri Smekalov I wouldn't feel too upset about it, although on tour with unfamiliar audiences I can sympathise with him. After awhile it can even become part of the total charm of the company as the artists always manage to rise above company mishaps and give exceptional performances, making it all more than worthwhile. 😊
  16. This is a very nice and interesting interview with Tatiana Legat, now répétiteur at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, married to Yuri Soloviev and hailing from a dynasty of famous Russian ballet artists. She recalls some of the most famous names in ballet history. I’m going to put this here because her longest dancing span (30 years) was at the Mariinsky and her family history is so tied to the company. “If you go to a competition and see good hands, the dancer is likely from a Russian school or has a Russian instructor. “Word has it that you are exceptionally kind to your girls. “I rehearse with the entire corps de ballet. Everyone knows that this is the hardest thing to do, and no one wants to do it. You must hold the line, whilst having your legs perfectly turned out at the correct angle and staying in time with the music. Every day, it’s the same drill. A corps de ballet dancer’s work is hard, but essential. There is no theatre without the corps de ballet. “I think our corps de ballet is just about beginning to come into its own. The girls are so lithe, graceful, and energetic! Our girls have good form. I work hard on them, but without shouting. I go up to them, talk, and explain how I used to do it. And I feel that bit by bit I am winning them over. Being strict is all well and good, but you have to love them.” https://mikhailovsky.ru/en/press/media/interview/tatiana_legat_interview/ (thanks to Katharine Kanter at Dansomanie)
  17. Tomorrow! The U.S. premiere of Mariinsky's PAQUITA Mon, Oct 7, 2019 10:45 am The Kennedy Center (Info@Kennedy-Center.org)To:you Details Mariinsky Ballet returns with new choreography in a timeless tale of truth and love. Rarely performed in its entirety, Mariinsky's Paquita will be a performance to remember! $59/$79 Select Orch Seats Tue. & Wed.!* Oct. 8–13 | Opera House See the lavish new full production Marking its 18th consecutive season performing with us, the Mariinsky opens the new season with a ballet event of the highest order. Most famous for its Act III “Grand Pas” wedding scene, Paquita is a glittering showcase of classical technique, dazzling tutus, and non-stop virtuosic turns. This 19th-century treasure is rarely performed in its entirety and, after treating our audiences to the Grand Pas in 2016, the company now brings the U.S. premiere of its lavish new full production featuring new choreography! Casting highlights include: Paquita Viktoria Tereshkina Oct. 8 Oct. 12 (mat.) Maria Khoreva Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Nadezhda Batoeva Oct. 10 Oct. 12 (eve.) Andrés Timur Askerov Oct. 8 Oct. 12 (mat.) Konstantin Zverev Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Xander Parish Oct. 10 Oct. 12 (eve.) *$59/$79 offer valid on select Orchestra seats for Paquita on Oct. 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Service fees may apply. Performance Timing: Act I - 45 min.; Intermeission - 20 min.; Act II - 35 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act III - 50 min. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tue., Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Andrés: Timur Askerov Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: May Nagahisa, Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: May Nagahisa 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Wed., Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Maria Khoreva Andrés: Konstantin Zverev Cristina: Maria Shirinkina Carducha: Maria Bulanova Young Gypsy Man: Alexander Romanchikov Clemente: Victor Caixeta Paquita’s Friends: Anastasia Lukina, Alexandra Khiteeva, Yekaterina Petrova, Yana Selina Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Anastasia Lukina 2. Le Corsaire: Alexandra Khiteeva 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Shamala Guseinova 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Yana Selina 5. From the ballet Camargo: Maria Shirinkina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Maria Khoreva Thu., Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Andrés: Xander Parish Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: May Nagahisa, Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: May Nagahisa 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Fri., Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Maria Khoreva Andrés: Konstantin Zverev Cristina: Maria Shirinkina Carducha: Maria Bulanova Young Gypsy Man: Alexander Romanchikov Clemente: Victor Caixeta Paquita’s Friends: Anastasia Lukina, Alexandra Khiteeva, Yekaterina Petrova, Yana Selina Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Anastasia Lukina 2. Le Corsaire: Alexandra Khiteeva 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Shamala Guseinova 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Yana Selina 5. From the ballet Camargo: Maria Shirinkina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Maria Khoreva Sat., Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Andrés: Timur Askerov Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: Maria Iliushkina Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Maria Iliushkina 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Sat., Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Andrés: Xander Parish Cristina: Maria Shirinkina Carducha: Maria Bulanova Young Gypsy Man: Alexander Romanchikov Clemente: Victor Caixeta Paquita’s Friends: Anastasia Lukina, Alexandra Khiteeva, Yekaterina Petrova, Yana Selina Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Anastasia Lukina 2. Le Corsaire: Alexandra Khiteeva 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Shamala Guseinova 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Yana Selina 5. From the ballet Camargo: Maria Shirinkina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Sun., Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Paquita: Maria Khoreva Andrés: Konstantin Zverev Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: May Nagahisa, Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: May Nagahisa 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Maria Khoreva See the full cast on our website! *$59/$79 offer valid on select Orchestra seats for Paquita on Oct. 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Service fees may apply. Performance Timing: Act I - 45 min.; Intermeission - 20 min.; Act II - 35 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act III - 50 min. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tue., Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Andrés: Timur Askerov Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: May Nagahisa, Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: May Nagahisa 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Wed., Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Maria Khoreva Andrés: Konstantin Zverev Cristina: Maria Shirinkina Carducha: Maria Bulanova Young Gypsy Man: Alexander Romanchikov Clemente: Victor Caixeta Paquita’s Friends: Anastasia Lukina, Alexandra Khiteeva, Yekaterina Petrova, Yana Selina Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Anastasia Lukina 2. Le Corsaire: Alexandra Khiteeva 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Shamala Guseinova 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Yana Selina 5. From the ballet Camargo: Maria Shirinkina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Maria Khoreva Thu., Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Andrés: Xander Parish Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: May Nagahisa, Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: May Nagahisa 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Fri., Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Maria Khoreva Andrés: Konstantin Zverev Cristina: Maria Shirinkina Carducha: Maria Bulanova Young Gypsy Man: Alexander Romanchikov Clemente: Victor Caixeta Paquita’s Friends: Anastasia Lukina, Alexandra Khiteeva, Yekaterina Petrova, Yana Selina Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Anastasia Lukina 2. Le Corsaire: Alexandra Khiteeva 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Shamala Guseinova 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Yana Selina 5. From the ballet Camargo: Maria Shirinkina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Maria Khoreva Sat., Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Andrés: Timur Askerov Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: Maria Iliushkina Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Maria Iliushkina 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Sat., Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Andrés: Xander Parish Cristina: Maria Shirinkina Carducha: Maria Bulanova Young Gypsy Man: Alexander Romanchikov Clemente: Victor Caixeta Paquita’s Friends: Anastasia Lukina, Alexandra Khiteeva, Yekaterina Petrova, Yana Selina Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Anastasia Lukina 2. Le Corsaire: Alexandra Khiteeva 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Shamala Guseinova 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Yana Selina 5. From the ballet Camargo: Maria Shirinkina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Sun., Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Paquita: Maria Khoreva Andrés: Konstantin Zverev Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: May Nagahisa, Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: May Nagahisa 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Maria Khoreva *Mention offer number "369840" by phone or at the Box Office. Call us at (202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 | Groups (202) 416-8400 For all other ticket-related customer service inquiries, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540 *$59/$79 offer valid on select Orchestra seats for Paquita on Oct. 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Service fees may apply. Performance Timing: Act I - 45 min.; Intermeission - 20 min.; Act II - 35 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act III - 50 min. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tue., Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Andrés: Timur Askerov Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: May Nagahisa, Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: May Nagahisa 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Wed., Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Maria Khoreva Andrés: Konstantin Zverev Cristina: Maria Shirinkina Carducha: Maria Bulanova Young Gypsy Man: Alexander Romanchikov Clemente: Victor Caixeta Paquita’s Friends: Anastasia Lukina, Alexandra Khiteeva, Yekaterina Petrova, Yana Selina Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Anastasia Lukina 2. Le Corsaire: Alexandra Khiteeva 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Shamala Guseinova 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Yana Selina 5. From the ballet Camargo: Maria Shirinkina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Maria Khoreva Thu., Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Andrés: Xander Parish Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: May Nagahisa, Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: May Nagahisa 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Fri., Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Maria Khoreva Andrés: Konstantin Zverev Cristina: Maria Shirinkina Carducha: Maria Bulanova Young Gypsy Man: Alexander Romanchikov Clemente: Victor Caixeta Paquita’s Friends: Anastasia Lukina, Alexandra Khiteeva, Yekaterina Petrova, Yana Selina Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Anastasia Lukina 2. Le Corsaire: Alexandra Khiteeva 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Shamala Guseinova 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Yana Selina 5. From the ballet Camargo: Maria Shirinkina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Maria Khoreva Sat., Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Andrés: Timur Askerov Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: Maria Iliushkina Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Maria Iliushkina 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Viktoria Tereshkina Sat., Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Andrés: Xander Parish Cristina: Maria Shirinkina Carducha: Maria Bulanova Young Gypsy Man: Alexander Romanchikov Clemente: Victor Caixeta Paquita’s Friends: Anastasia Lukina, Alexandra Khiteeva, Yekaterina Petrova, Yana Selina Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: Anastasia Lukina 2. Le Corsaire: Alexandra Khiteeva 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Shamala Guseinova 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Yana Selina 5. From the ballet Camargo: Maria Shirinkina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Nadezhda Batoeva Sun., Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Paquita: Maria Khoreva Andrés: Konstantin Zverev Cristina: Yekaterina Chebykina Carducha: Renata Shakirova Young Gypsy Man: Roman Belyakov Clemente: David Zaleyev Paquita’s Friends: May Nagahisa, Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova Grand Pas Variations (Act III) 1. by Anna Pavlova in the ballet King Candaules: May Nagahisa 2. Le Corsaire: Vlada Borodulina 3. by Alexandra Shaposhnikova in the ballet Paquita: Anastasia Nuikina 4. by Maria Gorshenkova in the ballet King Candaules: Daria Ionova 5. From the ballet Camargo: Yekaterina Chebykina 6. by Anna Johansson in the ballet Paquita: Maria Khoreva Images View All Explore More BALLET Watch and Listen Mariinsky Ballet: Paquita | The Kennedy Center Tickets Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances. 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  18. Thanks again, Quiggin. This is a very interesting selection of paintings that I would like to take a better look at in the morning. My question is more how does "color and texture" (Suzanne Farrell) show itself in dance, especially in highly refined ballet? Is it nuancing? If you compared Galina Ulanova and Oxana Skorik performing the White Swan duet from Swan Lake, for instance, where might this show?
  19. Thanks, Quiggin. I looked up "Labanotation"(" Labanotation or Kinetography Laban is a notation system for recording and analyzing human movement that was derived from the work of Rudolf Laban...." (Wikipedia). Guessing your background, the image pages reminded me of decorations by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who claimed to use musical structure, etc. as a basic element. I'd like to get back to this later, but what about "color and texture" (Suzanne Farrell), which are two words that really interest me ? Is this structure, emotion or what ?
  20. "When Sergei Diaghilev was educating his young proteges to become choreographers for the Ballets Russes, he used to walk them around the great art galleries of Europe: pointing out the grouping of figures in a Renaissance painting, or the mechanistic energies of futurist art. Diaghilev understood that the principles of composing bodies and space in art were closely allied to those of dance." http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2013/jul/26/artists-choreographers-dance-in-art This is the quote that began this discussion. Looking at an interview from a few years ago with Suzanne Farrell, who might be seen as a continuation of this thinking through her choreographer, George Balanchine, she expresses something somewhat different and more abstract from what’s been discussed. “ I often take EBSF [her former summer teaching program] participants to the National Gallery of Art because I want them to see how artists use color and texture and perspective in different ways to make paintings come alive. I want the dancers to see art in a different way, so they can enhance their own dancing through different art forms. Sometimes I ask my students to choreograph a little piece on a sculpture or painting that impressed them so I can find out more about their individualities. https://dancetabs.com/2015/10/interview-suzanne-farrell-artistic-director-2/ Added: As an aside, Suzanne Farrell asked her students “to choreograph a little piece on a sculpture or painting.” I once saw a brief segment of Diana Vishneva trying to express, not a work of art, but a tree. I believe that this is a standard type of theatrical exercise, but she made it a magnificent 'dance-like' statement.
  21. More video clips of Viktoria Tereshkina -- most recently, Raymonda. When I mention 'expression' this usually centers around facial expression. This is where Viktoria Tereshkina, in my opinion, has developed considerably this year. The result is that she possibly has the finest sense of overall poetry that there is at the Mariinsky at the moment. Alina Somova has a similar ability.
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  23. Very tempting, AB'sMom, but I'd much rather watch them than me on a stage and I've got tickets to do just that. 😊
  24. There are times when Oksana Skorik expresses an immense amount of love and you really want to embrace her.
  25. I don't know if she's "The best Aurora in Mariinsky," she might be, but she's certainly one of its most beautiful dancers, after Oksana Skorik, making her, in fact, one of the most beautiful of all ballerinas, I feel. I would certainly recommend her in anything. As I've expressed before, there's a chance of seeing a performance of a lifetime. Her "The Swan" (Fokine), for me, was one of them. Other performances that I've seen her give may have only been Outstanding 😊.
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