I noticed when looking over the program for "Le Parc" that there were very few names that I recognized, aside from the lead dancers. It seems like there may have been a lot of Corps de Ballet dancers involved and they did wonderfully.
Here are a few nice comments about the casting in a Google translation. If you bear with it, I'm sure that you will get the gist of it.
Question- At the rehearsal the impression that the company is extremely keen on working with Preljocaj. Is it really so?
Yuri Fateyev - Yes, all very excited, this does not always happen. And passionate about not only the soloists, but the corps de ballet. Angela himself spent casting. The theater offered him about three times more people, and he selected the performers very carefully looking over the entire corps de ballet, not just the soloists, and chose those whom he felt someone was "its". How many tears were those who did not get! Especially the girls experienced. Everyone wanted to work with him. From the first rehearsal, as soon as the show began the first movement, I saw the guys eyes lit up. And it's not gone, not dim during rehearsals, not [растряслось(?)] until the premiere!http://www.fontanka.ru/2011/04/13/092/
Naomi Perlov, Assistant Choreographer
"I worked with artists of the Mariinsky Theatre one a and a half months. And, you know - I put the ballet "Park" in Paris, Berlin and Milan, but I had never seen such a complete understanding with the dancers, a willingness to work. Stars of the Mariinsky Theatre were present at all rehearsals - not formally, but really. Sometimes I chose the rehearsal, which did not appear on the schedule - so artists working in the evening in other productions, have come to me already in costume and makeup - and with complete dedication to develop new moves for them. "http://www.tv100.ru/news/11-j-mezhdunar ... nke-39253/
[several words clarified]