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Lopatkina visits Yale


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From an email. http://music.yale.edu/2015/10/06/yale-school-music-presents-prima-ballerina-performance-conversation/ There will be a livestream:

Prima ballerina Uliana Lopatkina visits Yale


“More than any other dancer she reveals both the absolute rigour of her training and an instinctive dignity and musicality that is all her own.—The Telegraph

Residency offers three events Oct. 13–15
featuring Lopatkina, principal dancer with the Kirov Ballet

Lecture-Demonstration
October 13
Tuesday, 4:00 pm • Morse Recital Hall
Lopatkina will discuss and demonstrate technical issues in classical ballet
With a question-and-answer period

Performance: Legends of Russian Ballet **
October 14
Wednesday, 7:30 pm • Morse Recital Hall
Featuring Uliana Lopatkina with Andrey Ermakov
in gems of the repertoires of Anna Pavlova, Galina Ulaniva, and Maya Plietskaya
and video footage of all three legends

Lopatkina in Conversation
October 15
Thursday, 12:30 pm • Morse Recital Hall
With Emily Coates, Director of Dance Studies at Yale, and Robert Blocker, Dean of the Yale School of Music

All events are free and open to the public
and will stream live online

**Tickets for the Oct. 14 performance will be available from the Sprague Hall box office beginning at 5:30 pm on the day of the performance only. Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit four per person.

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It isn't clear if the lectures are open to the public.... Anyone have any info on this?

(Someday I will learn to read more carefully. The first paragraph of the news article clearly states all events are free & open to the public. I guess when I read the later paragraph about the performance tickets, I mistook it to mean the lectures were closed events)

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I'm in NYC but would absolutely take off part of the day to see Lopatkina- however I wonder if others in the area may have a similar plan and it will be impossible to get tickets unless you arrive to wait very early. I would hate to go up and it's sold out!

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The information is in the original press release that I posted. You can see it now that I've merged these two topics. There's also a webcast, so everybody who wants to watch should be able to.

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The information is in the original press release that I posted. You can see it now that I've merged these two topics. There's also a webcast, so everybody who wants to watch should be able to.

I'm sorry I missed the original topic; will remember to do search next time.

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The beginning of the livestream had terrible quality. Very jerky, went off transmission at one point (this was during the showing of a film about Lopatkina). Once they reached the Q&A part transmission was fine.

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I was unable to watch anything other than the first few minutes and they began by introducting a documentary on Lopatkina--the livestream of the speakers introducing the documentary seemed good quality to me, but stream of the film -- where we were watching a video of the film being shown in the concert hall -- was less than ideal. I had to depart after five minutes anyway. As I understand Lopatkina was going to come out later...

I'm cautiously looking forward to the performance tomorrow evening.

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For anyone going in person to tonight's performance, I've been told by someone involved in the Yale presentation to advise the ballet alert community that there might be an opportunity after tonight's performance to greet Ms. Lopatkina and obtain her autograph. Yale reps will make any announcement regarding autographs at tonight's show.

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From an email. http://music.yale.edu/2015/10/06/yale-school-music-presents-prima-ballerina-performance-conversation/ There will be a livestream:

...

Performance: Legends of Russian Ballet **

October 14

Wednesday, 7:30 pm • Morse Recital Hall

Featuring Uliana Lopatkina with Andrey Ermakov

in gems of the repertoires of Anna Pavlova, Galina Ulaniva, and Maya Plietskaya

and video footage of all three legends

I don't quite understand the timing of Yale's ""stream live online". They show that

WED | OCT 14 | 7:30PM

I guess the 7:30PM is E.T., Yale's local time.

What is the time in Yale now? about 12:48PM.

Why did it show: WATCH LIVE IN 9 HRS 42MIN 10SEC?

:innocent:

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Lopatkina is probably the most "spiritual" ballet dancer I've ever seen. Weightless, dancing from the depths of her soul. For many, ballet is a religious practice, and surely for her. And then she is so sweet and seemingly humble as she takes her bows.

Can anyone tell me the difference between Mariinsky bourrees and American bourrees? As Lopatkina and other Russian ballerinas do them, there is a back-and-forth (front to back) motion in addition to the tiny up-and-down motion, that I don't see in ballerinas with other pedigrees.

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Uliana is simply peerless, magical, divine. I'm speechless... Brava Uli :yahoo::bow::flowers:

From an academic point of view, I kind of wonder if the Yale School of Music shouldn't be doing ballet residencies (and live-streams) on subjects like the Balanchine/Stravinsky collaboration, and I found the documentary ballet history offered as part of Lopatkina's performance-tribute to great Russian ballerinas cringe inducing (if also kind kind of touching in its earnestness)...but I'm 100% with Cygnet anyway. Lopatkina is a sublime artist... Every opportunity to see her is a gift.

(Yermakov, too, did a fine job--largely in support. When they brought both Lopatkina and Yermakov bouquets at the end of the performance he pretty much immediately handed his to Lopatkina. That's what I call a good partner.)

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Cringe-inducing indeed, Drew. I am so tired of seeing those old videos which show our ballet legends as overweight, short-limbed, having poor technique with bent legs, and i find them difficult to watch. The almost unreadable English subtitles didn't help. I wasn't crazy about the repertoire that was presented, perhaps in part because of the small stage, and I thought they could have been more creative here. Also, I found the references to the legends of the past too selective: where was my beloved Maximova? Bessmertnova? Semenyaka? But Lopatkina could not have been more divine and gracious.

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Yes a real treat to see this performance in live streaming from Yale. Even though the stage was miniscule she and her partner managed to transform it with their artistry. But the subtitles on the video were unreadable on my device and all I caught were the names of the ballerinas. Also my reception was not good, which detracted from the experience. But thank you, Yale, for providing not only the program, but the streaming for those of us who did not want to get there at least two hours ahead to snare the free tickets. I live 10 minutes from campus and I appreciate the varied cultural opportunities the university provides for the community.

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I so agree, her performance was utterly beautiful - even though my reception was also quite blurry, the artistry shown through. And the encore of The Dying Swan was even more heartbreaking than the first. On a side note, interesting to see the ABT purple VonRothbart music danced in its proper form.

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Sublime artistry. What a gift from Yale. I couldn't see the subtitles of the film, but that didn't matter.

A friend who attended in person told me that only 200 tickets were distributed to the public.

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