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 Post subject: Bolshoi Returns to NYC after 10-year Absence
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2000 4:01 pm 
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The Bolshoi Ballet will make its first appearance in NYC in 10 years as part of the Lincoln Center Festival this summer:<P> <A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/music/20000710/t000065001.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.calendarlive.com/music/20000710/t000065001.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Bolshoi Returns to NYC after 10-year Absence
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2000 8:54 am 
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Reviews and commentary would be most welcome from anyone who has the opportunity to see them in NYC.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2000 9:44 pm 
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Image <P>Sergei Filin and Svetlana Lunkina in the Bolshoi Ballet's "Giselle." (photo by Robbie Jack)<P><BR>Ann Kisselgoff previews the visit of The Bolshoi to New York with an interview with Aleksei Fadeyechev, Artistic Director of The Bolshoi Ballet. It is a bit confusing, because Vladimir Vasiliev, is the Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theatre and as such has mounted a poorly received 'Swan Lake'. Thus, it appears that there are in effect two ADs. Such arrangments can work, but....<P> <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/library/dance/071600kiss-dance.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nytimes.com/library/dance/071600kiss-dance.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Bolshoi Returns to NYC after 10-year Absence
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2000 8:21 am 
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The most disturbing part of the Kisselgoff piece is buried two-thirds of the way down. Specifically, the assertion by Fadeyechev that the Mariinsky is viewed by the central government as the "second company" and potentially expendable.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2000 9:01 am 
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I wouldn't worry so much, Frances. Sounds like the centuries-old friendly rivalry between the two companies and, of course, Fadeyechev would boast Bolshoi Uber Alles. As for Kirov conductor-director Gergiev's desire to unite the St. Petersburg & Moscow troupes as in the old Imperial Ballet days, I doubt that anybody is taking this seriously.


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 Post subject: Re: Bolshoi Returns to NYC after 10-year Absence
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Thanks for the reassurance, Aurora. (Are you leaving for Varna just as the Bolshoi is opening in NY?) In any event, please send us reports. Cheers to you.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2000 9:32 pm 
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Image <P>Svetlana Lunkina<P> Image <P>Maria Alexandrova<P><BR>A preview interview with Svetlana Lunkina and Maria Alexandrova of the Bolshoi as they prepare for the roles of Giselle and Myrtha, repectively. <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.nypost.com/07192000/entertainment/8084.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nypost.com/07192000/entertainment/8084.htm</A> <P><BR>And here is Kevin Ng's account of his dinner date with Lunkina. Lucky or what?<BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_00/apr00/interview_svetlana_lunkina.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_00/apr00/interview_svetlana_lunkina.htm</A> <P><BR>Finally, here are the Bolshoi biogs for:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.bolshoi.ru/eng/tr_baletw6.php3" TARGET=_blank>Svetlana Lunkina</A> <P> <A HREF="http://www.bolshoi.ru/eng/tr_baletw22.php3" TARGET=_blank>Maria Alexandrova</A> <P><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited July 19, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Bolshoi Returns to NYC after 10-year Absence
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The New York Times (Anna Kisselgoff) review of Giselle with Nina Ananiashvili: <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/library/dance/072000bolshoi-ballet.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nytimes.com/library/dance/072000bolshoi-ballet.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Bolshoi Returns to NYC after 10-year Absence
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I'm in NY now, Francis. Off to Varna tomorrow night, right after the Lunkina GISELLE...if Lunkina dances. Not sure how bad her injury may be.<P>I'm joining the Varna IBC for Rounds II & III. If I can find a local internet provider, then I will surely post a message or two. Otherwise, Bulgarian long-distance telecommunications charges are prohibitive.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2000 8:28 am 
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Just to put my two cents worth in Aurora, any reports from Varna will be very welcome indeed. Have a good trip. I know that you know your way around that part of the world, but do take care in Bulgaria.<P>I almost attended a conference in Varna once. I asked if it would be safe and I was told, 'Certainly, but in the evenings if you want to leave the hotel we will supply a student to accompany you.'


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Here's a Newsday.com piece!<BR> <A HREF="http://www.newsday.com/ap/entertainment/ap208.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.newsday.com/ap/entertainment/ap208.htm</A>


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Ooh, Aurora, are you having with the language in Bulgaria?


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 Post subject: Re: Bolshoi Returns to NYC after 10-year Absence
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Writes Mary Campbell of the Associated Press, "The Bolshoi Ballet, which has not performed in New York City in a decade, is presenting dazzling dancers in mixed bills at the annual Lincoln Center Festival."<P> <A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20000721/aponline174844_000.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20000721/aponline174844_000.htm</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Bolshoi Returns to NYC after 10-year Absence
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<BR>Anne Kisselgoff reviews two Bolshoi mixed bills and tells us that, 'Sheer dance power is what the Bolshoi Ballet has brought back to New York. There was no better showcase than its exciting second program of the season, which introduced a phalanx and variety of dancers on a mixed bill that ranged from Marius Petipa to George Balanchine.'<P> <A HREF="http://www10.nytimes.com/library/dance/072100bolshoi-dance-review.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www10.nytimes.com/library/dance/072100bolshoi-dance-review.html</A> <P> <A HREF="http://www10.nytimes.com/library/dance/072200bolshoi-dance-review.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www10.nytimes.com/library/dance/072200bolshoi-dance-review.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Bolshoi Returns to NYC after 10-year Absence
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Lewis Seagal of the LA Times begins his article, "The Bolshoi Ballet dropped the other toe shoe at the Lincoln Center Festival this week, dancing repertory not seen elsewhere on its recent American tour--including the U.S. premiere of a 1997 staging of 'Giselle.' The strong emphasis on Classicism and Neoclassicism in New York amplified the view of the Bolshoi that the Southland enjoyed earlier and suggested that the company is currently in transition between its old hyperdramatic priorities and the very different demands of international style."<P> <A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/theater/20000723/t000069278.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.calendarlive.com/theater/20000723/t000069278.html</A>


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