This is a brief "News" item from the Mariinsky site. I have not seen any other comments about this performance.
Daria Pavlenko and Yana Selina
"The Fountain of Bakhchisarai" -- May 22
Daria Pavlenko and Yana Selina made their debuts as rivals in the tragic love triangle in Boris Asafiev’s ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (choreography by Rostislav Zakharov) on 22 May. Daria Pavlenko performed as Zarema and Yana Selina as Maria.
Daria Pavlenko, a dancer with an incredibly broad repertoire, appears in ballets by such diverse choreographers as Marius Petipa and Roland Petit, Michel Fokine and George Balanchine, Yuri Grigorovich and John Neumeier, Alexei Ratmansky and William Forsythe. She has a filigree technique and “the ability to assimilate the riskiest forms of dance.” For Daria Pavlenko, Zarema is not her first experience of Rostislav Zakharov’s choreography. In The Fountain of Bakhchisarai she has already performed the role of the gentle victim Maria. Yesterday evening she was transformed into a woman gripped with passion and jealousy.
Maria was danced by Yana Selina, who in terms of the scale and complexity of roles has previously only performed as the Sylph in La Sylphide. Maria in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai marks an important step in the career of this dancer, who is remarkable for her refined technique “à la Bournonville” and the impeccable nature of her performances.http://www.mariinsky.ru/en/news1/news1/23_228may/
Oxana Skorik -- "Swan Lake" -- May 14
Oxana Skorik has now made her debut in the complex and demanding dual role of Odette-Odile, and it must be said that the young performer gave a unique interpretation of the image of the White Swan, in which her fluid cantilena was blended with vivid plastique characterisation.
Timur Askerov also mentioned.http://www.mariinsky.ru/en/news1/news1/16_228may/
XIX Stars of the White Nights Music Festival -- 23 May to 24 July 2011
"Four stages, three cities, nine weeks and over one hundred and fifteen performances."
A Mariinsky press release -- This is the ballet related info.
Of particular interest -- "The festival’s guest ballet company is the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which is returning to St Petersburg seven years after its first visit."
On 26, 27 and 28 May the Mariinsky Ballet Company will be presenting the festival at Crocus City Hall in Moscow. On 26 and 27 May in the presence of composer Arif Melikov there will be performances of his renowned ballet The Legend of Love with choreography by Yuri Grigorovich featuring Ulyana Lopatkina, Alina Somova, Viktoria Teryoshkina, Yekaterina Osmolkina, Yevgeny Ivanchenko, Ilya Kuznetsov, Yuri Smekalov and Bolshoi Theatre principal dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze. On 28 May the gala programme will feature Yekaterina Kondaurova in the lead role in the ballet Carmen-Suite by Bizet and Shchedrin with choreography by Alberto Alonso. Act II of the gala will be a divertissement including a pas de deux from the ballet Giselle, the choreographic miniatures Russkaya, Parting and Tarantella, a pas de deux to music by Tchaikovsky and Pas de Deux Classique to music by Auber.
At a press conference on 10 May 2011 Valery Gergiev said “For us it is very important to stage The Legend of Love in Moscow in the presence of the composer Arif Melikov. We are dedicating these performances to the fiftieth anniversary of his renowned ballet to choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. During the Stars of the White Nights, in Moscow on several occasions we have presented outstanding musicians and exceptional companies. During the Stars we have brought the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the orchestra of La Scala and Riccardo Muti among others to Moscow... It seemed to me then that Moscow audiences gave us a very warm reception. Now we are coming to Moscow and – for us – the new venue of Crocus City Hall with a ballet programme. It is possible that after the festival we will be performing other productions there.”
The festival’s ballet playbill includes the finest productions in the repertoire such as this season’s premiere of Le Parc with choreography by Angelin Preljocaj and the ballets The Little Humpbacked Horse and Anna Karenina to music by Rodion Shchedrin with choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. Engaged for these performances are the ballet company’s finest soloists, among them Ulyana Lopatkina, Diana Vishneva, Viktoria Teryoshkina, Alina Somova, Yekaterina Kondaurova, Igor Zelensky, Danila Korsuntsev, Vladimir Shklyarov and Denis Matvienko.
In the course of the festival there will be galas with Diana Vishneva, Denis and Anastasia Matvienko and the Mariinsky Theatre Corps de Ballet. The corps de ballet’s gala will be held in honour of the company’s oldest teacher Nina Fyodorova Ukhova and will showcase the Mariinsky Theatre Corps de Ballet’s skills. There will be performances of Scene 2 from Swan Lake, George Balanchine’s Serenade and Harald Lander’s Études.
Diana Vishneva’s gala marks fifteen years of the ballerina’s life on the stage and will feature soloists from the world’s great ballet companies with whim she works. For her gala, the dancer is rehearsing the Russian premiere of a ballet by Martha Graham.
Anastasia and Denis Matviekno’s gala will feature the Russian premiere of Edward Clug’s ballet Radio and Juliet.
One guest stars of the festival will be Svetlana Zakharova, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre, who will be performing in the ballet Carmen-Suite.http://www.mariinsky.ru/en/news1/pressa ... 011_05_12/