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    Quote Originally Posted by agalisgv View Post
    Great clip, cruisin

    My fav:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwy6IqHwUVQ

    Please don't call her disgusting
    Pure chills and goosebumps!

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    I love Uliana Lopatkina. I think she's one of the best actresses and her limbs are so long! I love Svetlana Zakharova too and think she's an excellent technician. She always dances with such confidence.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6xhKxDGWqo

    I have watched this clip soo many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Aren't you in NYC? Cuz she is coming there too in May/June 2011.
    Lincoln Center? Do you have any more info? I'm in NJ, I can get there easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruisin View Post
    Lincoln Center? Do you have any more info? I'm in NJ, I can get there easily.
    http://www.abt.org/dancers/detail.asp?Dancer_ID=110

    On the bottom of the page there are links to performances at the Met Opera. I hope you get to go and tell us about it.

    Svetlana looks nice and healthy in that video, brina. Strong, lean and healthy. Thanks for posting, I love seeing their faces up close.

    ETA: Next year I am going to see Giselle performed by SF Ballet, hoping and praying that Yuan Yuan Tan will dance the lead. She is the only one worth seeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agalisgv View Post
    On a separate note, I've heard Vishneva described in many ways, but disgusting hasn't been one of them.
    What danceronice is referring to isn't her dancing, but the fact you can see the muscles and tendons in her shoulders. That's frightening. Her dancing is beautiful, but my second thought was "Dear God, I have no idea how she has the energy for this!" I was worried about her health.

    I HAVE been that thin when I was ill, and I didn't have the energy to do anything. And yes, I thought I looked disgusting, because I could move my arms and see every muscle and tendon tense in my shoulder.

    I think these ballerinas could spare to gain 5 lbs and not compromise their line one bit. At least their tendons wouldn't stick out!

    Figure skaters are thin, but at least you can see some muscles in their backs instead of bones.

    Quote Originally Posted by agalisgv View Post
    My fav:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwy6IqHwUVQ

    Please don't call her disgusting
    That was beautiful, and kudos to the lighting so I don't have to be concerned about how her bones stick out. Because I can't see them in that lighting!

    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    The modern ballet that I absolutely love are Boris Eifman's productions:

    So voidy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRTIooY98fo
    Woo, that IS voidy! Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    It is. BTW, Diana Vishneva is performing Giselle in D.C. in early February 2011 at the Kennedy Center. I would love to see this but she is not coming to the West Coast. Go see it and tell us about it!
    Well, I can tell you about the Vishneva/Vladimir Malakhov Giselle I saw at ABT four seasons or so ago. It was probably the single best overall Giselle I've seen in over 35 years of ballet going. Vishneva's first act Giselle is totally different from any other I've ever seen, in that she does not play Giselle as light and airy and sickly; she plays Giselle as a completely earthly stolid peasant. That makes the transformation to the ghostly Giselle of the second act just amazing. I could not believe I was watching the same dancer. From completely stolid and earthbound she went to absolutely lighter than air and ethereal; I will never forget it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post
    What danceronice is referring to isn't her dancing, but the fact you can see the muscles and tendons in her shoulders. That's frightening. Her dancing is beautiful, but my second thought was "Dear God, I have no idea how she has the energy for this!
    Exactly. and beyond that, her arms are awful--the skin looks saggy because that's allt here is, skin and very long muscle. In the la Bayadere photo, she looks a three-pack-a-day smoker on the far side of forty from the combination of emaciation and heavy makeup. (Or like an unretouched current photo of Madonna.) It's hard to concentrate on her dancing when she looks like she's about to drop dead.

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    Oh wow - 2011 is going to be an awesome year for seeing Giselle! I just found out that Alina Cojocaru of the Royal Ballet is scheduled to perform at ABT May 28. And technically I'll have vacation just in time for her and Johann Kobborg in London, though that's a longshot financially.

    Vishneva sounds fantastic, will definitely try to make it.

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    Aren't you forgetting a new Giselle on the scene, Lara? Hint: reigning OGM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara View Post
    Oh wow - 2011 is going to be an awesome year for seeing Giselle! I just found out that Alina Cojocaru of the Royal Ballet is scheduled to perform at ABT May 28. And technically I'll have vacation just in time for her and Johann Kobborg in London, though that's a longshot financially.

    Vishneva sounds fantastic, will definitely try to make it.
    Lara, you must come to NYC to see my sexgod's farewell performance on June 30. I will be the person in the orchestra with the largest bunch of flowers.


    http://www.abt.org/dancers/detail.asp?Dancer_ID=20

    Alina is doing Don Quixote with Jose on May 20.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok5tG...eature=related
    That will give you REAL goosebumps.

    I didn't realize we had so many NYC ballet fans here, we should try to organize a meet-up for drinks or dinner in the spring,
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    Quote Originally Posted by emason View Post
    Well, I can tell you about the Vishneva/Vladimir Malakhov Giselle I saw at ABT four seasons or so ago. It was probably the single best overall Giselle I've seen in over 35 years of ballet going. Vishneva's first act Giselle is totally different from any other I've ever seen, in that she does not play Giselle as light and airy and sickly; she plays Giselle as a completely earthly stolid peasant. That makes the transformation to the ghostly Giselle of the second act just amazing. I could not believe I was watching the same dancer. From completely stolid and earthbound she went to absolutely lighter than air and ethereal; I will never forget it.
    Sounds amazing. I've seen bits of the White Act by her and she is more ghostly than any other Giselle I've seen. Going to see if I can find videos of her doing the first act.

    ETA: Look what I found! Giselle with Vishneva and Malakhov with the Tokyo Ballet in its entirety, excellent quality!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAI_...eature=related

    You were so right, emason. Vishneva's Giselle is very earthy and playful and beautifully re-interpreted in the first act. And in the second she is the ghost with the most!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    It is. BTW, Diana Vishneva is performing Giselle in D.C. in early February 2011 at the Kennedy Center. I would love to see this but she is not coming to the West Coast. Go see it and tell us about it!

    I have tickets to the Thursday night, but Vishneva usually performs Tuesday (opening night). Tereshkina usually does Thursday nights. I am thinking about going both nights if I can get tickets.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    My layman’s two cents on the modern vs classical aesthetic: I think modern ballet totally achieves the never ending movement and fluidity and even perhaps even weightlessness of classical ballet. Where the two differ IMO is that classical achieves ethereal and “not of this world” whereas modern is very much “of the earth” in terms of the contrasting content, choreography and body lines.
    What would Jenny do?

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    I just checked - Vishneva's Tuesday and Sunday (afternoon fortunately - that'd have to be the one I make). Somova is Thursday and Saturday afternoon. Lopatkina is Saturday night.

    Would sure be nice to see all the weekend performances, I've never seen the Mariinsky live before! Maybe I can do Sat night and Sun if I can stay over cheap. But the tickets will likely be $...

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    Here's a link to a video on this thread's subject. I didn't see it posted.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/406399...-today_people/

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    I received a holiday e-card from the Royal Ballet today which I thought was rather pleasant since I've only been there once, and boy oh boy are those blue-haired English ballet-going ladies a cranky lot. So, uh, NYCB, where's my card from you, huh? Come on, don't be stingy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarotx View Post
    Here's a link to a video on this thread's subject. I didn't see it posted.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/406399...-today_people/
    Well, the sugar plum fairy certainly is a class act! She handled that interview very well.

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    Judging from the video, the Sugar Plum fairy does not have the physique that I find appropriate and aesthetically pleasing in ballet. Her limbs are too short to begin with and she is probably not that tall so every ounce shows up and disrupts her lines.

    I find that American ballet companies are more democratic as to the body types (to an extent) but also really prefer Mariinsky. Russian ballet dancers are a hot export. At the same time you don't see American primas dancing at Bolshoi or Mariinsky. You don't see them among the La Scala Etoiles either.
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    IceAlisa:

    Is it because of the way they dance or because they can't act? For me, dance is about movement, so I care less about line if the movement is interesting. However, I am tired of vapid American dancers who don't seem to have taken acting or character classes. Some of them just can't create a convincing character on stage, no matter how good their dancing is. For instance, Julie Kent. I go see her in something, her dancing is lovely, and 5 minutes after I have left the theater I have forgotten what she looks like - there is absolutely "no there there" if you know what I mean.

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    Can't dance OR act.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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