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 Post subject: Vaganova Graduation Performances, class of 2013
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:57 am 
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First the programs:

Saturday June 15:
Fresco from Little Humpbacked Horse (LHH)
Rufina Afanasenkova
Alina Krasovskaya
Isii Kumiko (Japan)
Marina Teterina
(pedagogues Ludmila Kovaleva and Veronika Ivanova)

Duet from Illusive/Ghostly Ball (D. Briantsev) to Chopin
Elizaveta Antonova (Ludmila Kovaleva)
Artenii Ibryanov (pedagogue Aleksey Ilin)

The trio of the Ocean and Two Pearls from LHH
Renata Shakirova
Olga Makarova (both girls in 7th year)
Kirill Simonenkov
(pedagogues Tatiana Udalenkova and A. Ilin)

The Faun (Goleizovsky to music by Debussy)
Andrey Arseniev
(pedagogue A. Ilin)

Duet from Scheherezade
Anastasia Zaklinskaya
Roman Belyakov
(Ludmila Kovaleva and A. Ilin, respectively, pedagogues)

The Dying Swan (Dolgushin's version)
Evgenia Artunian
(pedagogue L. Kovaleva)

Pas de deux from Viennese Carnaval
Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova and Daler Zaparov
(V. Ivanova and A. Ilin)

Vivat Academia! (video presentation followed by large ensemble work using students from all other levels - about a 10 minute piece)

--NA FLORESTA--

Suite from Gayane
Nune - Alina Krasovskaya
Gayane - Renata Shakirova (7th year)
male dance - Ramanbek Beishenaliev (8th class - Sheglov)
Aisha - A. Zaklinskaya
Armen - Takaya Ryo
Izmael - Nail Enikeyev
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Of all of those the highlights were Kumiko, the Japanese girl in the Fresco; Zhenya Artyunian who has a beautiful fluidity and physique, and Takaya Ryo in Gayane (he repeated it on June 22 to audience cheers).
In Scheherezade, Roman Beliyakov was very seductive, pantherlike and sultry - rather a mature presentation given his age.
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 Post subject: Re: Vaganova Graduation Performances, class of 2013
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:04 am 
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Saturday June 22:
Fresco from Little Humpbacked Horse (LHH)
Evgeniya Artunian
Adema Omarova
Alina Krasovskaya
Elizaveta Antonova
(pedagogues Ludmila Kovaleva and Veronika Ivanova)

Solace (K. Goleizovsky to music by Liszt)
Nelli Smirnova
Vitaly Amelishko (8th class)
(pedagogues V. Ivanova and Sheglov)

Duet from Scheherezade
Anastasia Zaklinskaya
Roman Belyakov
(Ludmila Kovaleva and A. Ilin, respectively, pedagogues)

Pas de deux from Babochka (the "Butterfly")
Ksenia Zhiganshina
Andrey Arseniev
(Marina Vasilieva and A. Ilin)

Variation from the ballet "Poultry Yard"
Choreography Dima Pimonov to music by L. Bernstein
Evgenia Artunian

Adagio (Igor Chernishov)
Alexandra Romanova (Kovaleva)
Yuri Baryshnikov (Ilin)

Diana and Acteon pdd
Miko Naosuki
Takaya Ryo (both from Japan)
(pedagogues L. Kovaleva and A. Ilin)

Vivat Academia! (video presentation followed by large ensemble work using students from all other levels - about a 10 minute piece)

--NA FLORESTA--

Suite from Gayane
Nune - Yulia Karimova
Gayane - Renata Shakirova (7th year)
male dance - (seems to be a typo?)
Aisha - Ekaterina Yalinskaya
Armen - Takaya Ryo
Izmael - Nail Enikeyev
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Of Saturday's performance the Adagio by Igor Chernishov was a modern-looking piece done in unitards - Romashova is a wisp of a tiny skinny girl with beautiful lines. She was stunning, the piece was highly emotive, ranging from grief to control to passion. It was on the longer side and left a strong impression.
Evgeniya Artunian stood out in the Fresco, as we'd seen her previously in the Dying Swan.
Of course Zhiganshaya but everyone has already commented on her.

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 Post subject: Re: Vaganova Graduation Performances, class of 2013
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:30 pm 
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Catherine,
Could you give more information on the lovely pas de deux from Babochka (Butterfly)? I had never seen that. Zhiganshina and Arseniev are wonderful in that. Is this from a full-length ballet?


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 Post subject: Re: Vaganova Graduation Performances, class of 2013
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Sure, I transliterated but it is the same as "Le Papillion", the ballet to music by Offenbach originally choreographed by Marie Taglioni in 1860. But Petipa set a larger/longer version in 1874, and I believe this excerpt stems from that version at the Mariinsky today. The male enters doing saut de basques around the stage (the Paris Opera/Lacotte revision version shows another step in recordings online).

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 Post subject: Re: Vaganova Graduation Performances, class of 2013
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:52 am 
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Okay, thanks! Is it a full length story ballet or a short one? Is it mainly danced by the Vaganova students at graduation (the pas de deux)? It has not been listed among the Mariinsky's repertoire (on the website) in the last few years, so I am assuming they no longer do it.


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Again, there was a longer version done in 1874 but the only version I have seen done recently (past decade here on stage) is the excerpted pas de deux. I would love to see a recording of the full length but am not sure if there is one.

Sasha Sergeyev danced it at Silutsky's benefice a few years ago during the Mariinsky Festival -- so it is done by Mariinsky dancers as well. But that is a rare occasion. Mostly it is done by Vaganova students...

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 Post subject: Re: Vaganova Graduation Performances, class of 2013
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PenneallaNorma wrote:
"Is it mainly danced by the Vaganova students at graduation (the pas de deux)? It has not been listed among the Mariinsky's repertoire (on the website) in the last few years..."

Hello, PenneallaNorma. If you are so interested, try to find a disk (or tape) of the KIROV Ballet concert in Islington, London, 1988 (2 h. 22 m.). It was transmitted live in the UK and has been recorded by many ballet lovers. There are many treasured performances in that gala, among them “La papillon” danced by Irina Kolpakova and Sergei Berezhnoi.


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 Post subject: Re: Vaganova Graduation Performances, class of 2013
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As soutenu notes, that would be a good recording to see. I believe that's also just the excerpted pas. I'm not aware of any full lengths - perhaps only in notation form (if that).

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