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 Post subject: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 7:57 am 
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8-20 July, 2002
Lincoln Center Festival
Metropolitan Opera House, NYC


8,9,10,12 July La Bayadere
11,13,16,20 July Swan Lake
15,17 July Don Quixote
18,19,20 Jewels

Bookings 1 212 721 6500/www.lincolncenter.org

10 July 6pm Kirov Talk - "The recreation of La Bayadere at Stanley H Kaplan Penthouse - admission free. Tickets available 90 minutes before at window 6 of Avery Fisher Hall Box Office on a first come first served basis.
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16-31 October 2002
Theatre du Chatelet, Paris

Residency

16,17,18,19 October Fokine Ballets
22, 23, 24, 25, 26 October Nutcracker
28,29,30,31 October La Bayadere

Bookings 33 1 40 28 28 40 (from 9 September)/www.chatelet-theatre.com (from 4 September). By mail you can book from June 11.

The ballet will then tour in France throughout November.
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3rd International Mariinsky Ballet Festival

21 February-1 March 2003
Programme to be announced
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Kennedy Centre, Washington
International Ballet Festival


Bookings 1 202 467 4600/www.kennedy-center.org
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White Nights' Festival
May-June 2003
I have some cast lists- let me know if that would be helpful except that we all know that the cast lists are changed beyond recognition normally!

Appears that Zelensky IS scheduled to dance in NY though.

[This message has been edited by Emma Pegler (edited June 22, 2002).]

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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2002 5:09 am 
Thanks Emma. Before the French tour, the Kirov will also tour Beijing, China from 1-4 October, with "Swan Lake" and "Le Corsaire". A tour to Hong Kong is also being planned for this autumn.<P>Igor Zelensky is actually not cast in the New Yorks season, according to the latest casting information which I've got.<P><p>[This message has been edited by Kevin Ng (edited June 24, 2002).]


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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2002 5:17 am 
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Daria Pavlenko and Adrian Fadeev must dance in France in Carcassonne in South of the France july 17th. It must be with Manuel Legris, Robert Tewsley and Simona Noja too. Against I don't know the programm. At beginning Aurelie Dupont must dance with Manuel Legris but she is injuried and will not dance for several months.

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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2002 6:24 am 
Cathy, no, unfortunately. Andrian Fadeyev is due to dance Don Q in New York on 17 July, and Daria Pavlenko is due to dance Diamonds later that week as well.<P>I think they were invited to dance in France that week, but had to turn down the offer due to the Kirov's New York season.<P>As a matter of fact, Fadeyev and Pavlenko will dance in the Nijinsky gala in Hamburg on 30 June - a pas de deux from Neumeier's Sounds of Empty Pages.<P><p>[This message has been edited by Kevin Ng (edited June 24, 2002).]


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Thanks Kevin for this information. <P>Carcassonne Press Office girl will become "crazy" if she learns that the two Kirov dancer are not dancing too. I already learnt to her that Aurélie Dupont was injuried and won't dance, and she was angry after Show producer Image !

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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2002 9:39 pm 
Cathy, I think that the Carcasonne gala is organised by Manuel Legris. Surely he must be aware that the two Kirov dancers are not coming. <P>By the way, I am sorry to hear about Aurelie Dupont's injury. So does it mean that she can't tour Brazil with the Paris Opera Ballet?<p>[This message has been edited by Kevin Ng (edited June 24, 2002).]


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Yes, as well as Legris, look on the Brasil topic, and you will see the list of all the injuried dancers Image !

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thanks for the insights, Kevin


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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
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Jack Anderson writes in the NY Times:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR> A FAMILIAR old ballet may look unexpectedly new when the Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg comes to the Metropolitan Opera House on Tuesday. The opening-night attraction is "La Bayadère," the exotic tale of love and treachery that Marius Petipa choreographed in 1877. <P>Many companies dance "Bayadère" — but not this version, which is an attempt by dance researchers to restore the oldest fully documented production.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/arts/dance/07JACK.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Click for More</B></A><P>


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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 9:08 am 
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Anna Kisselgoff writes in the NY Times:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Lincoln Center Festival 2002, devoted in principle to the old as well as the new, opened its three-week season on Monday night with an emblematic production, the Kirov Ballet's very recent reconstruction of "La Bayadère," choreographed in 1877 by Marius Petipa.<P>Like the new-old version of "The Sleeping Beauty" that the Russian company presented here in 1999, this staging by Sergei Vikharev is an attempt to restore the spirit, choreography and context of an early production of a 19th-century classic.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/10/arts/dance/10BAYA.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Click for More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 2:10 am 
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<B>Kirov Ballet Creating A Stir At New York Summer Festival</B><BR>By Nikola Krastev for Radio Free Europe<P><BR>The Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg opened Lincoln Center's Summer Festival 2002 in New York this week with three classics in the Petipa tradition: "Swan Lake," "Don Quixote," and a revival of "La Bayadere." Expectations run high for a company of this caliber, and if the first reviews and attendance are any indication, the Kirov has little to worry about. The Kirov is also performing "Jewels," regarded as one of choreographer George Balanchine's masterpieces. The Kirov dancers not only breathe fresh air into a technically formidable performance but also confirm Balanchine's connection to St. Petersburg, where he was educated. <P>New York, 12 July 2002 (RFE/RL) -- This year's Lincoln Center Festival marks the Kirov Ballet and Opera's first visit to New York in three years, and begins a two-year collaboration between the Kirov and the Metropolitan Opera.<P>The festival features the North American premiere of Kirov's new production of Leon Minkus's "La Bayadere," as well as productions of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake," Minkus's "Don Quixote," and the New York premiere of George Balanchine's "Jewels." The works also feature the Kirov Orchestra, under the direction of Valerii Gergiev. <P><A HREF="http://www.rferl.org/nca/features/2002/07/12072002171017.asp" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A><P>*************************************<P><B>Kirov Ballet recreates historic 'Bayadere'</B> <BR>By Frederick M. Winship for UPI<P><BR>NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- St. Petersburg's Kirov Ballet company opened the 2002 Lincoln Center Festival this week with a recreation of a 102-year-old production of Marius Petipa's "La Bayadere" that marked the tentative beginning of modern ballet.<P>Prior to the 1900 pantomime tended to dominate Russian ballet as a means of telling a story, and this was true of the original 'La Bayadere' when it premiered at St. Petersburg's Maryinsky Theater in 1877. When Petipa reworked it 23 years later, pantomime dominated only the first two acts and classical dance took over the rest of the four-act, four-hour work.<P>Since then, patomime has diminished in most 20th century ballets until choreography alone tells the story, if there is a story to be told.<P>Thus Kirov's performances of "La Bayadere" during its engagement at the Metropolitan Opera house through July 20 makes it possible for audiences to witness an historic moment in dance history that eventually led to the plotless ballet form created by George Balanchine, a Russian émigré to the United States, in the 1930s.<P><A HREF="http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=12072002-100629-4775r" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 8:15 am 
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<BR>Anna Kisselgoff writes in the NY Times:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The Kirov Ballet's "Swan Lake," presented for the first time this season on Thursday night as part of Lincoln Center Festival 2002, evokes memories of great performances more past than present. Yet on the surface it remains a splendid theatrical spectacle fleshed out with a superb full-bodied performance from the Kirov corps.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/13/arts/dance/13XLAKE.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Click for More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
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Anna Kisselgoff writes in the NY Times:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>MAKHARBEK VAZIEV, the dynamic and opinionated 41-year-old director of the legendary Kirov Ballet, represents something of a break with the past. <P>Unlike his recent predecessors, he was not a choreographer or a star dancer, although he danced respectably in principal roles through the early 1990's. And unlike ballet directors of the Soviet era, he does not seek to modernize the 19th-century classics, the Kirov's signature pieces. Instead, he has stirred controversy at home and abroad by presenting reconstructions of these ballets in virtually original versions, based on turn-of-the-century choreographic notation.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/14/arts/dance/14KISS.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Click for More</B></A>


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Writing for the Newark Star-Ledger, Robert Johnson particularly enjoyed the Kirov's production of "La Bayadere":<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The excitement that the Kirov Ballet generates cannot be judged by ordinary standards. This eminent company, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, is not the fountainhead of classical ballet. Yet classical style attained perfection in St. Petersburg at the turn of the 20th century, and the Kirov proudly guards this heritage. <P>Nothing in ballet can compare with the elegance of the Kirov dancers, who just concluded the first half of a two-week engagement at Lincoln Center Festival 2002.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nj.com/events/ledger/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/1026724219131178.xml" TARGET=_blank>more...</A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Kirov/Mariinsky 2002-3
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Jennifer Dunning writes in the NY Times:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The Kirov Ballet production of "La Bayadère" is a balletomane's dream, a spectacle filled with opportunities for pure classical dancing as well as familiar thumping and lyrical ballet-classroom music and charming bits of narrative silliness. And performances on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Opera House gave New Yorkers a look at the company's youngest stars.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/15/arts/dance/15BAYA.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Click for More</B></A><BR>


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