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Mariinsky dancers in Barcelona these days? Is it possible?
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Author:  CarolinaM [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:59 am ]
Post subject:  Mariinsky dancers in Barcelona these days? Is it possible?

I am a bit confused, I apologize for not knowing very well how it works with these Russian Companies, but can any of you inform me if the following is true?

They say that the Russian Imperial Ballet will perform in Barcelona Swan Lake, Carmina Burana, Sherezade and Bolero, starting from March 24 and up to April 8th and according to the information found in this culture web site the cast comes from the Mariinsky:

As I’m not able to see who the cast are I’m really confused. Is it true that cast of this Company comes from the Mariinsky? Do you know if this is a good company? Would you recommend me to attend? :roll:

Thanks a lot!

Author:  Cassandra [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:17 am ]
Post subject:  Imperial Russian Ballet

This company is led by former Bolshoi principal Gediminas Taranda and has been around since the early 90's.

In the past they have toured with leading dancers from both the Bolshoi and Kirov and the Paris Opera Ballet companies. Their leading male dancer, Kiril Radev, is a former Vaganova graduate.

The last time I saw the company was just over two years ago in Rastatt when I reviewed their Nutcracker.

Carolina, do you know if this is part of a tour of Spain or whether it is a one off series of performances? As a massive fan of Taranda's I would love to go regardless of who is dancing, but so close to Easter I feel it may be impossible to get a flight at short notice. Anyone out there got any idea how long approximately it would take to drive from London to Barcelona?

Author:  CarolinaM [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:56 am ]
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Thanks Cassandra!

I'll do my best to attend at least one of their performances in BCN.

I do not know if they will be touring in Spain, when I have a moment I'll try to find out.

What I can tell you is that there are still cheap flights available in Easter as I booked to Paris -I'll be there for a report for fotoescena from 4 to 8 April- just last Sunday.

You can try EasyJet and Ryanair and if there is anything I can help you just ask me. I'll be more than happy to give you a hand in anything you need.

Author:  CarolinaM [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:36 am ]
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To buy tickets:

Performances are schedulled as follows:

From March 21st to 29 : SWAN LAKE

From March 30 to April 7 : CARMINA BURANA, SHEREZADE

Author:  Cassandra [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:36 am ]
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Thank you for your kind offer, I'll look at the logistics and work out if its possible for me to go.

It looks as if the company may be touring Spain as I found this when I tried an internet search:

Asturias in May sounds wonderful and I would love to see the Goleizovsky Prince Igor again. If this is part of a tour I could perhaps make it a holiday. I can't read much Spanish, so could you tell me if a promoters name is mentioned anywhere please?

Many thanks.

Author:  CarolinaM [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:44 am ]
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Hi Cassandra!

You can take a look here:

Hope it helps!


Author:  Cassandra [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:54 am ]
Post subject:  IMP in Spain

Thanks, it helps a lot - so many glamorous venues to choose from!

Author:  Cassandra [ Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:53 am ]
Post subject:  Spain in May

Well I've made a decision on which performances I'll be seeing and have now booked my flights:

Salamanca on May 5th

Marbella on 8th

Toledo on 12th

My ballet going will be combined with a driving-round-Spain type holiday. I'm told Spain is very nice at that time of year.

Will be reporting back on the performances of course.

Author:  CarolinaM [ Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:50 am ]
Post subject:  Russian Imperial Ballet in BCN

I have had a great Saturday afternoon of a week full of dance –in the morning I saw some auditions for Ángel Corella’s “Ballet de España” and the day after Alain Platel’s Vsprs-

But as far as the Russian Imperial Ballet is concerned I must say that I liked it, their choreography of Ravel’s Bolero surprised me as I thought that it was not possible to exceed the magic of Bejart’s one but even if I still like it more I have to recognize that the Russian Company made an amazing ballet with the choreography of Nikolay Androsov.

Sherezade was also good and about Carmina Burana I liked how it started and finished but the development was a bit boring for me.

I’m sorry it’s rather difficult to find the words to express myself in English but I wanted to let you, and specially Cassandra, know about.

I heard from two different attendants that their Lake has also been very good, they said that the principal ballerina was an outstanding dancer, the pity is that the stage of that theater is too small to perform the classics.

On Saturday afternoon the theater was nearly full and audience applauded the ballet very much and then they say that classics are not appreciated in Cataluña! :roll:

Well Cassandra I wish you very happy days in Spain with these 3 performances scheduled :shock: and yes please let us know about, I enjoyed it a lot reading your review of Nutcracker :)

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