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Kirov at City Center, New York, April 2008
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Author:  Catherine Pawlick [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:26 am ]
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Sure. Maybe she came with the company but no longer coaches, or maybe she happened to be in NYC. There are many possibilities or reasons as to why she might be in the audience with her husband.

Author:  ncgnet [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:20 am ]
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From Jeffrey Gantz in the Boston Phoenix:
Oppositions - The Kirov’s Balanchine at City Center

The end of a three-week, thousands-of-miles-from-home season is never the right time to assess a dance company, and that’s multiply true of the Kirov Ballet’s engagement at New York City Center, which ended this past Sunday. The usuals — injuries; tired, jaded dancers; audience-demoralizing last-minute substitutions — were just the beginning.


Author:  Cassandra [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:40 am ]
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Do you get the impression that certain American critics are actually outraged at the very concept of non-Americans having the audacity to dance Balanchine?

As for:

SERENADE: Glorious Kirov, glorious Balanchine — until the ladies didn’t let their hair down.

I can only say thank goodness for that, proves the Russians have a better sense of what is and what isn't appropriate on stage than a good many other companies.

Author:  coda [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:50 pm ]
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"Vorontsova (usually her for anything overly classical, ie Bayadere or Swan Lake sequences)"

I remember that Natalya Spitsyna was usually designated as the corps repetiteur for La Bayadere.

Author:  Catherine Pawlick [ Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:45 am ]
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Cassandra, yes, I have had that impression before as well!

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