Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

9 February 2016. Molodost Dagestana… Dancing from the Kavkaz

00 Islam in Russia 17. 12.01.15

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

16 December 2015. Take a LOOK… Now, THIS is Russia… SUPER!!

00 Russian National Ballet Kostroma Cossack Dance 12.11

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For those who fear about the coming generation, look at this. Healthy culture is still amongst us. Keep it focused…

BMD

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

25 December 2012. Some of My Favourite Things. Swan Lake (complete) as Danced in 1990 by the Kirov Ballet of Leningrad

lopatkina and kuznetsov ballet

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In this 1990 production of Swan Lake, Yuliya Makhalina danced the role of Odette/Odile whilst Igor Zelensky danced the part of Prince Siegfried. This Kirov production includes the familiar happy ending in the final act where Siegfried fights and ultimately defeats the evil magician von Rothbart and is reunited with Odette at dawn.

As everyone knows, Russia has led world ballet since the time of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in the late tsarist Silver Age. Russia has set the standard, and the Bolshoi and Mariinsky/Kirov have been the leading dance troupes in the world. This was so in the Empire, it was so in the USSR, it’s so now in the transitional period of the Russian Federation, and it shall remain so with the re-emergence of a reunited Eurasian state.

Russian Ballet lived, Russian Ballet lives, and Russian Ballet shall live!

BMD

 

Saturday, 9 June 2012

9 June 2012. Some of My Favourite Things… “Sleeping Beauty” at the Bolshoi

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