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Solnishka79

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  1. Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky will once again be guesting in the Northern Virginia Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, 11/26 at 2pm and 6pm. http://www.hyltoncenter.org/calendar/890/
  2. Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky will guest in the Northern Virginia Youth Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 2pm and 6pm at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA. www.hyltoncenter.org/calendar/697/
  3. Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky will star as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier in The Northern Virginia Youth Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA. Tickets are $35.00 for adults, $25.00 for children, seniors, and military. Visit www.hyltoncenter.org and scroll down to Northern Virginia Youth Ballet on Nov. 29 to purchase tickets.
  4. I personally know Michael Shannon through mutual friends that went through the Bolshoi Academy at the same time. He's a very down to earth individual. He's now director of the Royal School of Antwerp as mentioned and his latest protégée Katherine Higgins was invited to dance with the Bolshoi. I'm always quite sad that people forget about him when talking about "First American to graduate".
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    Skorik

    I've seen this in the programs at the Kennedy Center also. I saw Le Corsaire several years back and they had Novikova (She was only coryphee at the time) as a Principal and T. Tkachenko also as a principal. I think they look at who is dancing principal roles on that tour and then go from there.
  6. Wow! Congratulations to all! It seems there is something in the water in St. Petersburg...
  7. On Somova's facebook page, she is friends with a Marianna Agafinova. She graduated from Vaganova in 2003, danced at Maryiinsky until 2008, and has a sister with last name Pavlova. I'm assuming it's her? Anyway, this Marianna is a florist in St. Petersburg.
  8. Maybe this has already been discussed but Maya Dumchenko is now on the Coaches/Rep. list and gone from the roster of dancers on the website.
  9. I also hope the Bolshoi grabs her. Maybe Mikhailovsky. Skorik is now Second Soloist.
  10. Kristina Shapran is listen in the corps of the Stanislavsky Ballet in Moscow. http://www.stanmus.ru/people.html?grp=3
  11. According to the Mikhalovsky Roster, it looks like Sergei Strelkov has joined the company as a second soloist. Nothing about Shapran or even Somova.
  12. I also remember Veronika Ivanova, Irina Chistyakova in the prologue fairies as well as Larissa Lezhnina as the sapphire fairy.
  13. I also ordered it today and cannot wait for its arrival!
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    Alina Somova

    YouTube user RussianBalletvideo has added clips of Somova as a student. I think he posted 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, and 7th year clips.
  15. I've bought DVDs from him several times and he's a legitimate seller. I've been very happy with what I've purchased.
  16. Was is Moscow Classical Ballet or Moscow Ballet? A good friend of mine used to tour the U.S. each year with Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" and said Moscow Ballet is actually a group of dancers from various backgrounds that are just thrown together for the Nutcracker tour.
  17. When the announcement regarding the replacement of Osipova/Vasiliev was announced, there was an audible groan from the audience. I was very taken by the opulent sets, costumes, and shipwreck. Shipulina didn't quite do it for me; arms flailing about, very forced acting, and as my neighbor said "well, isnt she full of herself". She is very striking when posed but looked very unsteady during turns and many transitions. I'm a new fan of Nina Kaptsova! She was most adorable and really did steal the show. Other highlights for me: The Odalisque pas, the Pasha, Eunachs, and the Jardin. I really felt for the girls going around the "grass" fairly blindly due to the width of their tutus.
  18. They also tour under Moscow Festival Ballet
  19. Did anyone also notice that Amosova is now a principal character artist?
  20. A bit off topic but somewhat relevent...I really dislike when people consider Imperial and Vaganova to be the same. Example-a local school advertises themselves as a Vaganova school. Then they go on to talk about how the Vaganova system created dancers like Pavlova, Nijinsky, Baryshnikov, etc. Umm...interesting how Vaganova trained Pavlova and Nijinsky as they're older than she. As a history buff, incorrect facts really get under my skin.
  21. About time. I do tend to switch between "Kirov" and "Maryinsky" but generally Kirov when referring to the older Kirov generation. Maryinsky when talking of today's theatre.
  22. I had a great time as corps member in Gaite Parisienne. I also enjoyed Paquita. The less posing, the happier the corps.
  23. If the British situation comedy Are You Being Served? is to be believed, this was still a practice among ladies working in London department stores during the high-inflation 70s. The young saleslady learned it from her WW II-generation supervisor. I thought of that episode just as I read Carbro's post....
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