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amiaow

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  1. Thanks sz, didn't realise it was already released!
  2. Does anyone know if there is likely to be a DVD release?
  3. Luminous is wonderful- and heavy! Great idea on that extra suitcase. I look forward to hearing about which bookstores to shop at via your friend- I'm spending a weekend in Sydney with my sister in a couple of months and have a day free for shopping while she's at work. This could get dangerous! ;)
  4. I rarely get to see the Australian Ballet these days (moved to Brisbane and they rarely tour here and I haven't spent much time in Syd/Melb in recent years) but the tiny Amber Scott is really lovely, you should see her if you can. However, Aus ballet website says casting is only available one hour before show, so chance of getting a good ticket is unfortunately greatly diminished if you have to wait until then! Unfortunately I have no idea on the bookstores- I've bought nearly all of my ballet books overseas. Hope you find something, and have a wonderful time in Sydney
  5. I saw on the Mariinsky Ballet Facebook page that Kondaurova was on holidays for the rest of the season.
  6. Thank you! Watched the Mariinsky live for my evening entertainment last night. It was wonderful!
  7. I was particularly sorry to hear of Vasnetsova leaving. Did she join another company?
  8. I'm in Brisbane, Australia which is a large city with good internet. I'm about to attempt Episode 6 so keep your fingers crossed
  9. I'm using Chrome. It does pre-load, but it still plays as terribly as it does when not pre-loaded. Strange! I will attempt another browser for next week's episode and hopefully that will help. Thank you for your assistance!
  10. I tried, it won't pre-load. Might sneak in an after-work session to see if it's my home connection or just the country I live in!
  11. Is anyone else having trouble streaming this series? Mine stops every few seconds and it's driving me crazy... don't have this problem with anything else!
  12. I'm really enjoying this series. It's such a nice change from the drama of Breaking Pointe and even the show about the Royal NZ Ballet. Looking forward to the next episode!
  13. amiaow

    Skorik

    There is plenty of video evidence of Skorik doing plenty of successful fouettes.
  14. Also Gamzatti on Feb 19th- is this also a debut?
  15. AFAIK Somova has been her natural brunette for many years.
  16. Kampa just had hip surgery- don't know how long she'll be out for but expect it might be a while.
  17. amiaow

    Skorik

    The Raymonda variations- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fBXIKaAFbw Adagio- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lbhyh1A74o
  18. amiaow

    Skorik

    The issue of Harper's Bazaar is actually the current one- November 2013. Not sure why they date magazines that way!
  19. I think compared to the competition they were deserving of their places. It's not as though they were awarded the Grand Prix! Bondareva put in a couple of lovely performances in Round 1 + 2 but her Round 3 was really quite athletic and lacked artistry. Skorik put in good but not great performances in Round 1 + 2 and her Round 3 was much improved. I enjoy watching Skorik- I can't take my eyes off of her and think she is absolutely beautiful, but she's inherently unstable due to her hyper-flexible structure. She's obviously worked hard on this in recent years but it still troubles her. It would
  20. amiaow

    Skorik

    They are through to the second round, which I think begins tomorrow. They danced together so I assume they are competing as a duo? Speaking of Obraztsova, there is a little section on her trip to Moscow competition with some footage and her reflections on her recent monologue about herself on Youtube. It now has English subtitles for those of us who have very poor Russian! Edit: Definitely competing as duo- http://moscowballetcompetition.com/en/node/28 has updated standings and categories.
  21. amiaow

    Skorik

    Performance from Moscow Ballet competition- great to see this variation, it seems to be omitted from most of the Youtube videos that appear of SL. IMO they did really well. I know people whinge about Timur but I love to watch him- he's always so precise, even if his partnering is sometimes a little wobbly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3wI44DVOU8
  22. I went to last night's performance of Corsaire. Ekaterina Shipulina played Medora, Lobukhin played Conrad, Kristina Kretova played Gulnare and Denis Savin played Birbante. I must admit that I spend most of my time following the Mariinsky but after this performance I have a newfound appreciation of the strong Bolshoi style. Shipulina took some time to settle into the role and had a few timing issues with the orchestra during the Act 1 PDD & variations, but once she got going she was strong. She portrayed a sweet, radiant Medora. Lobukhin as Conrad was fine- his standout moment was his vari
  23. amiaow

    Skorik

    And Somova? She certainly attracted her share of controversy!
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