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Grissi

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  1. Thank you so much, dirac, I will follow your advice.
  2. For those who have read the three bios, advise me, please, which is the best reading for one approaching for the first time Robbins' life?
  3. And what happened finally with it? I cannot find it...
  4. Male: Lacotte's variation for James in La Sylphide, 2nd act and Bounonville's variation for James also in the second act (Nureyev danced it superbly). Well, being a woman I also liked to dance these two because of the battery. Female: 1st, 2nd and 4th variations from Le Grand Pas de Quatre.
  5. My favourite Giselle is 1979 Corps de Ballet of the Bavarian State Opera House's with Nureyev and Lynn Seymour in the principal roles. It has been released in DVD (amazon.co.uk).
  6. Good idea, thank you carbro. I had a romantic and wrong vision of this, obviously.
  7. Days ago, dancers sent photographies dedicated to everyone who asked for them. Is that so nowadays? Someone knows what to do?
  8. Thank you for the link, cygneblanc. Yes, it seems that she is going to work with the new director mainly on contemporary choreographies...
  9. They haven't say a word about that but I assume that it will be classical repertoire, as that is precisely what Spain lacks. For 2008-2009 Teatro Real's season 'La Bayadère' is scheduled. It will be the first time, that I recall, this ballet is going to be performed in Madrid in thirty years.
  10. I want to join these congratulations. Maternity is incredible (I have a seven months baby). Enjoy it!!!
  11. I copy below what I posted last May 16 on the other thread on Compañía de Ballet de España: "When we started this thread we discussed about two new projects: Corella's, now a reality, and Tamara Rojo's. The future of the latter is uncertain. In an interview last week Tamara said that she does not know anything about the proposal, that all the good words she got at the first moment have become silence... It will be a good thing to have two professional ballet companies to compete in Spain. Please, politicians, wake up!"
  12. Thank you, Carolina. May be they publish auditions at conservatories (I hope).
  13. Congratulations!!! In Spain we don't have it (a ballet company of this importance) and need it (royal support)...
  14. Yes, of course, one in Barcelona. Carolina, that is a good question: where do they get those dancers that take part in operas? At the conservatories? Very good question, indeed.
  15. Then I would rely in your opinion, dirac.
  16. Firstly, sorry for the delay; secondly, thank you, carbro, I will post links properly next time. I couldn't attend the rehersal nor the performance, but it was on television in a regional channel, Telemadrid. As it was expected, Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta danced brilliantly, but: Ballet of Lithuania is a very poor company (although some media said that it was one of the best companies in Europe); tickets cannot be for free, IMO it diminishes ballet value; lighting was terrible; Loipa Araujo's resume of the ballet hadn't sense at all. I personally don't like ballet outdoors, but people was mad, several hours before the boxes opened there were thousands on the queue. People who had not invitation could watch the performance on four huge screens near the lake. I think everyone was delighted, except the ballet critic Roger Salas who wrote in El País: Psychodelic nightmare on the duck's pool (www.elpais.com/articulo/madrid/Pesadilla/psicodelica/charco/patos/elpepuespmad/20070513elpmad_13/Tes). He said the performance was excessive, megalomaniac, with cheap lighting, a horrid aesthetic concept, an amateur corps de ballet and abusive amplification. The only justification for him were the two soloists. I fully agree.
  17. Thank you everyone. I read a year ago Solway's bio and I liked it. But I read in Nureyev's offical website that Kavanagh's is the one authorized. What I am looking for is an 'academic' biography, one that could be translated to Spanish, one reliable. I will take a look to the books you recommended. Thank you again.
  18. When we started this thread we discussed about two new projects: Corella's, now a reality, and Tamara Rojo's. The future of the latter is uncertain. In an interview last week Tamara said that she does not know anything about the proposal, that all the good words she got at the first moment have become silence... It will be a good thing to have two professional ballet companies to compete in Spain. Please, politicians, wake up!
  19. Thank you two. I misread the entry in amazon. In Europe it will be published on 6 september. I will take a look to the thread on Solway's.
  20. Has anyone read this biography? Is it better than Diane Solway's? Which is, in your opinion, the best biography on Nureyev? (How inquisitive I am, sorry!!! )
  21. They would dance the complete acts II and III, and only sections of I and IV.
  22. Yes, it seems that she was born in 1944...
  23. Here you can see how they expect the stage would result. The stage on top of the lake Sorry, I cannot find the rules to insert a link... Just try: www.elpais.com/articulo/madrid/escenario
  24. Yes, that is true, Estelle. But I couldn't help it... Also to have or not merits is subjective, so, no way...
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