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  1. Is the Grand Pas choreography exactly the same as the Bolshoi's (also by Burlaka)?
  2. There are a few clips on YouTube of her performance in "Etudes": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMWZ1u4CTMM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsE72KtgFQ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V4kaCcxavA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlwsQjLyEcY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCnsD5ERmSg
  3. Lidewij

    Ulyana Lopatkina

    I just found this video and thought others might be interested as well. Ulyana Lopatkina as Myrtha in Giselle back in 1994:
  4. I think that Vasiliev adapted the choreography for Anyuta on stage. Kaptsova and Nikulina also don't do the sequence on pointe.
  5. I attended several of her performances at Het Nationale Ballet, including her farewell performance, and I can say her épaulement was still as exquisite as it was in her Kirov days.
  6. I understand why you would do that, but if members interested in the Bolshoi ballet company would do a search using the "regular" spelling, your messages probably won't turn up in the results. Ditto for dancer's names. And that's just too bad, because you obviously put a lot of work into your reviews.
  7. Brigitte Lefevre just posted the following on Facebook:
  8. I can't find the trailer on YouTube. Do you have a link?
  9. I'm using an iPad mini, and I don't have any problems.
  10. There is a 1957 film out there of the Messerer production featuring Maya Plisetskaya, it also has 6 dancers in a totally different dance of the cygnets. You can find it on YouTube in its entirety, the cygnets start around 32 minutes into it.
  11. A film of the full performance at the Kremlin theatre: Haven't watched it entirely yet, but it's very interesting to see the Nijinska choreography for Ravel's Boléro. I wonder how they preserved it until today.. edit: the description of the video says this was filmed at the Kremlin, but the curtain in between the ballets is clearly that of the Mariinsky theatre.
  12. https://operaballet.be/en/programme/2016-2017?type=ballet&page=1 There is more to say about the programming than this, but for now I just can't get over the fact they're going to do Grigorovich's Spartacus.
  13. I'm reviving this topic, because a short snippet of Galina Ulanova as Odile has turned up on Youtube!
  14. I looked for her on the Finnish National Ballet website, but couldn't find her. Does anyone know in which company she's dancing right now?
  15. What a terrible experience, Birdsall. I hope you recover quickly! So sorry you had to go through this! I went to St Petersburg by myself back in May (I'm a 25-year old woman), and I walked from the theatre back to my hotel every night, which was at least 20 minutes walking. I never felt unsafe. However if I go back some time, I will now probably choose a hotel much closer to the theatre, just so I won't have to walk alone by night.
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