Branching Out: Mariinsky Soloist Grigory Popov in Contemporary Dance
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3w ago
With over 20 years of stage experience, Mariinsky soloist Grigory Popov is still performing, but has recently added new forms of dance to his repertoire. The Mariinsky has recognized his skills in ultra contemporary movement and features him in a new educational program called “Theatrical Lesson” in which he performs his own choreography influenced by various modern masters. VaganovaToday sat down with him to discuss the trajectory of his career, this new direction, and what the future holds. Click here to read the Russian version of this interview. You were born into a ballet family. Please t ..read more
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Интервью: Григорий Попов, Солист Мариинского Балета / Branching into Contemporary Dance
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3w ago
Вы родились в балетной семье. Расскажите, как все начиналось?Я родился в Челябинске. Папа у меня народный артист России, сейчас он  педагог-репетитор в Михайловском театре. Мама заслуженная артистка России и педагог-репетитор в детском ансамбле “Солнышко Петербурга”. В детстве как-то видел папино выступление. Мне тогда понравилось, по моему, это был спектакль  “Ромео и Джульетта”, я досмотрел до конца. Мне было лет 7. И я пришел в гримёрку со словами “Пап, я хочу делать так же, как ты”.  ..read more
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Branching Out: Ballerina-turned – pedagogue Ksenia Ostreikovskaya
Vaganova Today
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3w ago
Impeccable training in the city of Perm, clean lines, and loyalty to classical traditions won Ksenia Ostreikovskaya entry to the Mariinsky Ballet after her  studies.   As the first swan, and first Bayadère shade, to enter the sacred Mariinsky stage thousands of times during her 25 years dancing with the Mariinsky, Ostreikovskaya also performed numerous solo roles in an extensive repertoire of works ranging from Petipa to Balanchine to Hans Van Manen.   She recently retired from dancing and began coaching other dancers as a pedagogue.  VaganovaToday joined her to discuss her ..read more
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Welcome to 2024: looking forward to new ballets, new premieres and a new article series!
Vaganova Today
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3w ago
Dear Readers, Happy New Year! As 2024 begins, we look forward to more articles, reviews, premieres and general ballet news from Russia! VaganovaToday is starting a new article series this month called “Branching Out”, focused on Vaganova graduates who, reaching 20 or more years of dancing on stage, branch out in other directions, sometimes overlapping their stage time with new pursuits. These new directions may include pedagogy, choreography, modern dance, character roles, or even directing new productions. We hope you enjoy the new series. Please stay tuned for the best of Russian ballet, and ..read more
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Mariinsky Premiere of Vladimir Vasiliev’s “Anyuta” – December 2023
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3w ago
Although the legendary Bolshoi Ballet star Vladimir Vasiliev first created his ballet “Anyuta” 37 years ago, its premiere at the Mariinsky on 08 December proved the work is as fresh and relevant today as it was then. The famous Chekhov tale is set to a memorable, addictive score by Valery Gavrilin that combines depth with musical themes that recur, underscoring the appearance of various characters. The libretto too speaks of eternal themes: the seduction of wealth and power often at the expense of family values and true love. This colossal staging effort featured three casts of performers, al ..read more
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Интервью с Легендой: Владимир Васильев
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3w ago
Говорят, что Вы начали танцевать в кружке. Ваше начало в балете — было ваше желание или желание родителей? В.Васильев – Наверное это было провидение, или моя профессия сама выбрала меня. Потому что когда мне было 7 ..read more
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Interview with a Legend: Vladimir Vasiliev, December 2023
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3w ago
VaganovaToday had the honor of interviewing the legendary Vladimir Vasiliev, the Bolshoi Ballet star who later ran the Bolshoi Theatre for 5 years as its General Director, opened a school in Brazil, and continues to work as balletmaster, coach, and sculptor. Read below for the interview. Click here for the Russian version. It is said that you started dancing in small children’s classes. Was your start in ballet your own desire, or the wish of your parents? V. Vasiliev: It was probably providence, or my profession chose me. Because when I was 7 years old, I happened to end up in a dancing class ..read more
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The Mariinsky’s Miraculous Mandarin – November 2023
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3w ago
The overarching themes of prostitution, theft, violence and murder form the backdrop to “The Miraculous Mandarin”, a 45-minute ballet whose title refers to the bright cobalt blue Mandarin-collar suit worn by the main hero. The production first greeted the Mariinsky stage in June 2023 after its initial premiere in Cleveland in 2017.  VaganovaToday managed to attend the production in late November for the first time. Yuri Possokhov’s avant-garde work feels more like a musical production than a ballet, per se. He brings the orchestra to the upstage space, with the sparse cast dancing downs ..read more
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Mariinsky Mixed Bill: Carmen Suite et Divertissements – November 2023
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3w ago
Winter came to Saint Petersburg early this year.  For Americans, Thanksgiving weekend, celebrated during the third weekend in November, meant streets covered with snow and temperatures that dove to -10 Celcius. But inside the warm halls of the Mariinsky’s historical theatre building, a full house on Saturday night offered a Christmas-like atmosphere with a mixed bill featuring many terpsichorean treats. “Carmen Suite”, a specific type of ballet, is not everyone’s cup of tea. With three leading males, a corps de ballet of 8 more men, a trio of ladies, and the heroine, it contains a relativ ..read more
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“Duo” with Diana Vishneva and Daria Pavlenko – July 2023
Vaganova Today
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3w ago
In mid-July, as part of the “Context Diana Vishneva 2023” festival, prima ballerinas Diana Vishneva and Daria Pavlenko appeared together in the aptly named “Duo”, a production said to recall 19th century evenings of both opera and ballet. Yet “Duo”, performed on the stage of Saint Petersburg’s Bolshoi Dramatic Theatre, in fact included neither opera or ballet. The one-hour synthesis of music and dance presented, according to the program, “the ideal of duality and the variance of events”. Utterly modern choreography by Pavel Glukhov, based on “points of juxtaposition of the professional lives ..read more
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