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06-08-2012, 05:58 AM
Friday (tomorrow) is Tiler Peck's debut in the Act II Divertissement. Save the program: she's likely to :kickass:

06-08-2012, 03:05 PM
Reid Anderson, of the Stuttgart Ballet, talked about working with Cranko in the lecture he did recently at the Guggenheim Works + Process. He said Cranko always felt the choreography could tell the whole story and that reading a program shouldn't be necessary. This is utterly clear in Onegin; you know who is who and who is doing what to whom at all times. Until tonight I hadn't seen this in over 20 years and I didn't look at the program once (lighting at the Met is so dim) - there was no need to. The choreography told me everything I needed to know.

Cranko was the master at that. He died way too young. How come Stuttgart doesn't come here anymore? They used to be a staple at Kennedy Center, and they came to the US almost every year. They were my favorite company back then. No stars? Haydee/Cragun/Keil were international stars back then.

06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Russian ballet news:
Kondaurova is now a principal with the Mariinski (http://www.mariinsky.ru/en/company/ballet/troupe/)
At last.

Please don't stop the ballets you guys watched, I have nothing here, so I'm living vicariously through your posts :)

06-15-2012, 05:37 AM
Just in case you were wondering what Australian Ballet's "Swan Lake" is about:

Murphy's "Swan Lake," originally created in 2002, for the ballet company's 40th Anniversary, is loosely based on the Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Camilla Parker Bowles saga. Apparently there is no Odile, and instead of an evil wizard lurking about with a wicked daughter, there is a Baroness Von Rothbart, the princes' older, former lover who taunts the young bride, Odette. Instead of a case of mistaken identity and deception, we are presented with a conflicted, love triangle and the psychological effects of this situation on a young bride.


06-15-2012, 07:03 AM
After sitting through Ratmansky's "Firebird" not once but twice (I posted my reviews in the new thread, as well as the secret symbolic meaning :lol:) I am sure I will get a kick out of this. :HA!::HA!::HA!:

06-15-2012, 07:04 AM
Oops, I posted this in the wrong thread...

07-25-2012, 04:48 PM
Uff, meant to post this sooner, but Mikhailovsky is live-streaming Don Quixote with Osipova and Vasiliev NOW: www.mikhailovsky.ru/en/live/ and http://mikhailovsky.paraclassics.com/#!/concert/don-quixote-osipova-vasiliev

07-25-2012, 11:26 PM

It seems that you can also watch on demand at those same sites as I'm watching it now:)

11-21-2012, 03:16 PM
If anyone is interested, Mikhailovsky theatre is broadcasting their Grand Prix today (starting NOW - 10am EST) and tomorrow here: http://paraclassics.com/ru/mikhailovsky-theatre-grand-prix-2012/

Guest stars include Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Leonid Sarafanov, Ekaternina Borchenko and others.

11-21-2012, 04:15 PM
Marge, this thread reminded me- don't forget to start your "Marge_Simpson's Random Stuff To Do" in NYC thread!! You come up with the best stuff!!!