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  1. HI, i just checked the announced pricing - holly commonly, the lowest price being $59; in my over 15 years traveling to Kennedy for ballet, i've never seen such a jump in the LOWEST (entry) level pricing. I would have expected it from the Ardani engagement. I might write something to Kennedy about it. I'm not pointing out the upper limit, just the lowest pricing, it used to be more affordable.
  2. just my humble observation/opinion. M. Khoreva is missing a traditional Vaganova/Mariinsky upper body softness, fluidity, flexibility, and opulence. She's super flexible in the chest down, but not in the typical lyrical so soft upper body. She moves kinda rigidly there. She didn't have that "shortness" in videos in her school years. just my 2 cents
  3. Happy for Andrey Ermakov, FINALLY ;-)) well (long past-due) deserved.
  4. Great news, Thank you for sharing. however, for me personally a lot depends on the casting. I can't stand another iteration of "girlish" portrayals of M.Khoreva and/or M.Nagahisa. Brought they “mature” ballerinas for the role, then it’s totally justifiable to hop on a cross-country flight.
  5. Casting changes ;-(( No Tereshkina, Khoreva replaces her performances, Ekaterina Chebykina will be replacing Khoreva. Sad that i will not see Tereshkina. I'm not a big fan of Chebykina ;-(( http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/BTBSG
  6. Saw it yesterday, M.Gomes with Ashley Shaw. Ashley is very soft and elastic in her movements, and her upper body movement slightly resembled me the Russian style. Bearing in mind that, as nysusan wrote, they are not a ballet company, I found them extraordinary for that. Dancers and choreography were very musical, fluid, fast, filled with nuances, steps and action to the fullest (but avoiding jittery moves common for some contemporary staging). Loved his innovative design and utilization of the curtains, and fast movement (but again, not jittery). At the curtain call I was amazed that the company only had 16-18 dancers all together on the stage, it felt as if there were more of them. Had tickets for 2 shows, glad that I did, as I am definitely will see it again, Great dance creation
  7. Uliana Lopatkina danced an excerpt from it with Vladimir Shklyarov at BAM on 2/28/16. I liked that piece. Bring her to Kennedy Center please
  8. It was NOT produced by Ardani, Ardani holds author's rights for woman in the room only
  9. I wish BAM included into printed programs what UL requested written on BAM (full) website As Plisetskaya being one of "Stars of Russian Ballet" -program shown at Yale. The extended Yale program was split into 2 nights at request of BAM to show 2 slightly different programs. She and hervciach prepared two non-iverlapping programs (dying swan being a gift). UL had no control over printed program. Her representative provided ALL detailed infor to BAM and tour management (so you saw credits to dancers at least) bur was only shown a printed program a couple of hours before it went to print Dedecation to Plusetskaya was not UL idea. She did and does the best inder circumstances
  10. Why wouldn't you voice these concerns to the acting director Mr.Fateev? Suit-case deco and casting choices? The original programs' sequences with their logical narative progression of numbers, with enhancing colorful projected decorations& supporting historical puctures of dancers who originated or famed the pieces, was developed & designed by Uliana and her coach Irina Chistiakova. What and how it's shown at Bam is "what's left over" The artists and the original creators of programs (B&D) did their best under curcumstances
  11. It was Osmolkina debut in Sheherezade and Sergeev's in Blue bird
  12. Carmen Suite corpse was not from Mariinsky (it was told). Yakobson and they just learned the piece The BAM press office seemed collecting the leads' names at least
  13. The Leads in Carmen Suite, besides Vishneva Ivan Oskorbin-jose, alwxandra Iossifidi-Fate, Alexander Sergeev-toreodor, Roman Belyakov-Corehidor(?soelling) Asaben, Kamalova, Martiniuk-tobacco girls
  14. Had it been a different cast i would visit, but not this one
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