I don't think this has been posted yet but Louise Levene in the Daily Telegraph interviewed Putrov and shrewdly forecasted a promotion to principal days before it was announced!<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Finally on the fast track</B><BR> <BR>The dancer Ivan Putrov has leapt into the spotlight over the bandaged ankles of his colleagues. Louise Levene celebrates the rise of a hungry young man<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Despite his craving for exposure, Putrov is in no hurry to dance roles he isn't ready for and hates to see popular dancers being cast in every role going, regardless of their age and type. He has a very shrewd understanding of his own limitations and laughs when I ask if he dreams of dancing the title role in Onegin: "If they asked me to do it now I wouldn't. If you're not ready you shouldn't do it. You have to experience something. You can't just make it up. Onegin is a dark person. He's had enough of life and that definitely isn't me."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><small>From the <A HREF="http://www.dailytelegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2002/07/22/btput21.xml&sSheet=/arts/2002/07/27/ixstageleft.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Daily Telegraph website</B></A></small> Very mature. Nice to read he has a good head on his shoulders.
<P>******<P>And here's an Ivan Putrov interview from <A HREF="http://www.balletassociation.co.uk/pages/reportsarchive.html#ivan" TARGET=_blank><B>Ballet Association</B></A> as well.<p>[This message has been edited by sylvia (edited July 31, 2002).]