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  1. Due to a serious occurence in my life it is a little hard for me to take active part in discussing ballet at the moment. But I enjoy reading the postings and when I am up to it I will respond. Things are getting better however, so by and by I get back. Just in case when you guy's where asking yourself where is that active guy from Holland. Well still there.



  2. With all my heart I wish everyone on this forum the happiness, love and attention you need. Strive for the best and avoid darkness of your soul. Let ballet be a light on your travels as it is for me. I am happy to be part of this community.

    Walboi :rolleyes:

  3. We're going to see the company perform Kudelka's Firebird and Four Seasons next weekend.  Any thoughts from anyone on what to expect? 

    We saw their Nutcracker last month and, while I found that I enjoyed the spectacle of much of it, I didn't feel as if there was enough truly virtuostic dancing to sate my appetite.  Hirano as Peter/Nutcracker impressed with his technical and acting skills.  Minagawa and Ogden underwhelmed as the SPF and Snow Queen respectively:  something just didn't seem to reach out and connect with either.  But it was near the end of the run and with many last-minute cast changes, it's quite possible many dancers were simply exhausted.

    Well if the stage version of the Firebird is the same as the one I saw on television last year your in for a treat. A advent to look at and marvel in. But mind you lots of people found this performance overblown. For myself I loved it, allthough it deviated from the story and original choregraphy.


  4. rg Thank you so much for this info, you can't imagine how happy you made me. It must have taken you a lot of time to gather this pile of info and I am very gratefull to you. If you can dig up more that would be fantastic. I am involved with a ballet company that invited me to create a choreography based on one of those ballets mentioned.


  5. When going through my pile of cd's I stumble upon a few recordings from at least to me unknow ballet music, apart from one namely The Stone Flower. The other ones are; Le Pas d' Acier opus 41; L'Enfant Prodique opus 46; Chout, opus 21; Sur le Borysthene opus 51. Are there performances made from this music, and is that on dvd. As much info as you can muster if possible, I am very curious about this, and would be happy with all the snippets. The Stone flower by the way is fascinating music, Prokofiev wrote well for ballet as we all know.

    Walboi :thanks:

  6. I'm not totally sure what that could be...how old was she when she ended her studies at the Bolshoi?  Presumably after she left, she continued to dance...at a different school?

    She was 18 when she left school. As was the custom she was asigned to a company as they saw fit, without her having a choice in it. But as far as I know no school after the pre bolshoi.


  7. Still I am not completly satisfied concerning this Pre-Bolshoi education, because my ex girlfriend learnt there for several years but never graduated further. She dance in several company's through out Russia at communistic times.

    Is it preparing you for the real thing?

    I am a bit ignorant about this though, sorry.

    Walboi :devil:

  8. Oh, how I love this DVD!

    I am going to watch this every christmas instead of Nutcracker.

    It contains a lot of great dancing and many wonderful christmas carols, especially was Tiny Tim´s singing very moving and made me cry and cry :(

    There was also a great Pas de Deux with Scrooge and his his fiancée.

    Lez Brotherston (Matthew Bourne´s Swan Lake) have done the spectacular costumes and stage design, and Carl Davis the music.

    One of my best DVD buys last year.

    Hi doctor C.

    I allready ordered it, found the dvd in one of my booklet with new releases in it. You'd made me envious, wished I had it with Christmas, but no matter next Christmas I have. Looking forward to this Pas d Deux with scrooge. O what fun!

    Thanks for this posting.

    Walboi :devil:

  9. New DVD with Northern ballet theater: A christmas carol

    With singing ballet dancers!

    Has anybody seen this performance?

    No I did not but would like to though, think this would be a real treat after all those films without dance. Have you any particulairs about this performance.

    What amazing that it has gone by without me noticing it. Shame on myself!

    Docter send me a message.

    Walboi :devil:

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