Voices from Russia

Sunday, 30 September 2012

30 September 2012. Only in Russia…FUN in Novosibirsk… PARTY!

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Click here for a fun vid of a mass flash-mob in Novosibirsk dancing (there’s an advert, first). Those are real coppers at the end, I’m told… that’s OK… John Law wants to party hearty, too!

BMD

Saturday, 9 June 2012

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

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Sunday, 1 January 2012

1 January 2012. A Multimedia Presentation. The People Who REALLY Make the “Best of the Bolshoi”…


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The Bolshoi Ballet in the Adagio from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Gala Reopening of the Bolshoi in October 2011

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The Bolshoi Opera in a Soviet-era film Kompozitor Glinka (The Composer Glinka, 1952) (fragment of Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar)

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The Bolshoi Ballet in the Waltz from Prokofiev‘s Cinderella at the Gala Reopening of the Bolshoi in October 2011

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The Coronation Scene from Mussorgsky‘s Boris Gudunov, performed by the Bolshoi Opera under the baton of Nikolai Golovanov, with the role of Boris sung by the legendary basso Aleksandr Pirogov (a performance from 1947)

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Yekaterina Maksimova dancing Gounod’s Walpurgis Night with the Bolshoi Ballet in 1974

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The artists and artisans of the Bolshoi have an unbroken and untrammelled history… from Imperial Russia to the Soviet Union to the present transitional state… and they’ll continue under whatever replaces that. Without the hard, devoted, diligent, and skilled work of he Bolshoi’s dedicated staff, the magic and beauty of the Bolshoi Ballet and Opera wouldn’t exist. They epitomise the Dignity of Labour… nothing more need be said…

BMD

Friday, 9 May 2008

9 May 2008. A Shot of Culture, if you please…

Benois de la Danse Award Ceremony to be Held in Moscow

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Leading Russian and foreign dancers and choreographers working in ballet will be honoured at the 16th annual Benois de la Danse award ceremony, to be held tonight on the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre here in Moscow.

6 May 2008

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=26658&cid=51&p=06.05.2008

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Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to Play Host to a Gala Concert by the Winners of the Benois de la Danse

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The New Stage of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre is due to play host later today to a gala concert by the winners in various years of the Benois de la Danse international ballet prize. The names of this year’s six winners of the prize were made public in Moscow yesterday. The winner of the most prestigious category, For Life in Art, is Fernando Alonso (1915-), the founder of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, along with his wife, the famous prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso (1920-). This company is known for its combination of technical severity and Latin sensuality. The prize is a statuette of a gracefully dancing pair and is named after Aleksandr Benois, a prominent Russian artist and art critic, whose ideas influenced the development of the ballet all over the world.

7 May 2008

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=26737&cid=51&p=07.05.2008

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Bolshoi Premier Dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze Hosts Benefit Performance

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The Premier Dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Nikolai Tsikaridze (1973- ), People’s Artist of Russia, shall host a benefit performance at the Bolshoi today. He dedicated it to his teachers, Marina Semyonova, Galina Ulanova and Nikolai Fadeyechev. “I was happy to learn from such great dancers and teachers”, Tsikaridze said. He invited his colleagues to take part in the gala-concert, which will feature scenes from different ballets in the standard world repertoire.

8 May 2008

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=26790&cid=51&p=08.05.2008

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