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7 hours ago, Ian Macmillan said:

I know how the Scots-born choreographer spelled his name, but I can assure you that the Clan MacMillan Society is none too rigorous regarding the spellings that it will countenance.  232 documented spellings are listed here, my own amongst them.

 

Ian, it's just that I think anybody who works at a ballet company should know how to spell the names of the former directors correctly, even if they worked there a long time ago.

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7 hours ago, Darlex said:

It seems that nobody took Remus Suchema's appointment very seriously then?

 

He is still ballet director until 2024, the newspaper articles about Volpi's appointment say that they are "getting to know each other". Already when Schläpfer announced that he is leaving, the Opera Director at Düsseldorf made it clear that Sucheana will not lead the company alone. It's all a bit confused at the moment, I guess.

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Next season at Bavarian State Ballet Munich:  https://www.staatsoper.de/en/19-20/ballet.html

 

New: Roland Petit's "Coppélia"

A triple bill with Ratmansky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and a creation by David Dawson (and "a surprise" which Igor Zelensky does not know yet)

"A jour" with contemporary choreographers like Edwaard Liang and Andrey Kaydanovskiy at the Prinzregententheater

Ray Barra's "Swan Lake" comes back (so no more "Illusions like Swan Lake" by Neumeier)

 

The repertoire continues as last season, but all the Cranko ballets are gone.

 

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...the “surprise”  - hopefully termination of Polunin’s guest contract! 

 

(...ouch!)

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22 minutes ago, Vanartus said:

...the “surprise”  - hopefully termination of Polunin’s guest contract! 

 

(...ouch!)

 

Somehow, Vanartus, I'm not sure that the season suggests that such is on (at least) these cards given that Polunin danced Petit's Coppelia for Zelenksy at the Stanislavsky.  (In fact he danced it for him with the Company here too in London at the Coliseum.)  I fear it might well be a case of more not less in the wayward one's regard in Munich.  His options I fear may be drawing in.  

 

I applaud the inclusion of Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition.  It is one of those pieces that the more I see it the  more I like it ... and I very much enjoyed it the first time round.  :)

 

 

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Two new dancers for Bavarian State Ballet: Zachary Catazaro, who was fired from NYCB during the Waterbury case, was hired by Igor Zelensky as guest principal until the end of this season, and Elvis Nudo from Italy, a dancer at La Scala and Mikhailovsky before, joined the company as soloist.

 

Gabriel Figueredo who made second place at this year's Prix de Lausanne joins Stuttgart Ballet👏👏👏

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Elvis Nudo???!!!!  What a glorious name!!!  

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52 minutes ago, Angela said:

Gabriel Figueredo who made second place at this year's Prix de Lausanne joins Stuttgart Ballet👏👏👏

 

Congrats & very happy, this is what I had been hoping for. Much looking forward to seeing him on stage soon.

 

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1 hour ago, Duck said:

 

Congrats & very happy, this is what I had been hoping for. Much looking forward to seeing him on stage soon.

 

Happy to see this. He seems to love Stuttgart very much, of course they have a fine school and a fine company of course! 😉

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Vienna State Ballet's new season for 2019/2020:  https://issuu.com/wienerstaatsoper/docs/sv_kern_19_20_dramaturgie_low_einze/44

The premieres at the State Opera:

"Jewels" (George Balanchine)

Triple Bill Lukács / Lidberg / Duato:  "Movements to Stravinsky" (András Lukács), "Between Dogs and Wolves" (creation by Pontus Lidberg), "White Darkness" (Nacho Duato)

 

the premieres at the Volksoper:

"La Piaf" by Mauro Bigonzetti

Triple Bill "Appassionato – Bach und Vivaldi": Creations by Boris Nebyla, Eno Peci, Martin Winter

 

the company roster is here, no big changes as fare as I can see:  https://issuu.com/wienerstaatsoper/docs/sv_kern_19_20_dramaturgie_low_einze/118

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The first picture of the new "Mayerling" costumes by Jürgen Rose for Stuttgart is online here

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43 minutes ago, Angela said:

The first picture of the new "Mayerling" costumes by Jürgen Rose for Stuttgart is online here

 

Beautiful! It’s probably heretical to say it here but I think the Georgiadis RB designs have had their day and I was very pleased to hear that Juergen Rose would be designing the Stuttgart production. I’ve never seen a design by him that I didn’t love.

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They look great - if a little Macfarlane-ish in colour palette.  I hope there's a bit more variety in colour overall.

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Next season at Zurich Ballet is online here

 

Premieres: The Little Match Girl, choreography by Christian Spuck, music by Helmut Lachenmann (until now, it was produced as an opera, the composer calls it "Music with images")

A Forsythe Evening with Second Detail, Approximate Sonata 2016 and One Flat Thing, Reproduced

Triple Bill with Walking Mad/Johan Inger, Kleines Requiem/Hans van Manen and a third piece

 

Check out the new company roster here - Igor Zelensky's Munich principals Jonah Cook and Ksenia Ryzhkova are heading for Zurich,  Éléonore Guérineau and Yannick Bittencourt are leaving.

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57 minutes ago, Angela said:

Next season at Zurich Ballet is online here

 

Premieres: The Little Match Girl, choreography by Christian Spuck, music by Helmut Lachenmann (until now, it was produced as an opera, the composer calls it "Music with images")

A Forsythe Evening with Second Detail, Approximate Sonata 2016 and One Flat Thing, Reproduced

Triple Bill with Walking Mad/Johan Inger, Kleines Requiem/Hans van Manen and a third piece

 

Check out the new company roster here - Igor Zelensky's Munich principals Jonah Cook and Ksenia Ryzhkova are heading for Zurich,  Éléonore Guérineau and Yannick Bittencourt are leaving.

 

The inaugaural season of  ‘Zurich Dance Theater’  has finally arrived.

 

Interesting about the new joiners, Ksenia joins as one of many female principals and Jonah Cook only as a Solo.

 

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It's a busy news day over here...

 

The German Dance Prize 2019 will be awarded to Gert Weigelt, the most famous German dance photographer. He was a dancer with Royal Swedish Ballet, Cullberg Ballet and NDT, as photographer he has accompanied the careers of choreographers like Hans van Manen, Maurice Béjart, Pina Bausch oder Martin Schläpfer, just to name a few.

https://gertweigelt.wordpress.com/

https://www.tanznetz.de/gallery/2748/show

https://www.tanznetz.de/gallery/2116/show

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On 02/04/2019 at 14:26, Duck said:

 

Congrats & very happy, this is what I had been hoping for. Much looking forward to seeing him on stage soon.

 

I had actually been hoping he came to the Royal..what an asset to any company..such a glorious dancer, beautiful long legs and arched feet. My favourite at this year's Prix.  Definitely a star in the future 🌟

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He was outstanding in every school performance that I've seen him in since I moved here in 2016, and he was superb in the role of Tadzio in Death in Venice, too. I found his performance of Chroma at the PdL had the perfect mix of angularity and bendiness, and that made me think of the Royal Ballet, too.

 

 

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On 05/04/2019 at 23:57, Angela said:

Zurich,  Éléonore Guérineau and Yannick Bittencourt are leaving.

 

I think both Miss Guérineau and Mr Bittencourt only took a one-year sabbatical from POB. Certainly she has a young child and a husband who stayed in Paris.

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5 hours ago, Sophoife said:

 

I think both Miss Guérineau and Mr Bittencourt only took a one-year sabbatical from POB. Certainly she has a young child and a husband who stayed in Paris.

I can tell you that that this was not the agreement at all.

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20 minutes ago, SwissBalletFan said:

I can tell you that that this was not the agreement at all.

If you look at both of their public Instagram posts, that is what they both (separately) said before the start of the 2018/19 season. Which is why I posted the comment 😉

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23 minutes ago, Sophoife said:

If you look at both of their public Instagram posts, that is what they both (separately) said before the start of the 2018/19 season. Which is why I posted the comment 😉

Well, from their initial posts about leaving, there is no comment about a sabbatical.

 

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Here Miss Guérineau implies it's a one-season project, and here the interview repeats several times that it's a one-season sabbatical.

 

Here Mr Bittencourt says he is joining Ballett Zürich for the season 18/19.

 

As far as I am aware, POB dancers can take one year at a time as a sabbatical (cf. Mathilde Froustey), and can extend that year by year if mutually agreed, which means that external contracts would of course be for no longer than a year in the first instance.

 

I suggest we conclude this discussion as it's really not all that relevant to the thread.

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Live Stream of "Jewels" from Munich: On Thursday, 11 April 2019, 7.30 pm CEST / 5.30 pm UCT, Bavarian State Ballet broadcasts George Balanchine's Jewels from Munich Nationaltheater, live and for free. A replay on demand will be available for 24 hours. You can start the stream until 11.59 a.m. on Saturday and watch the whole show.

Watch via www.staatsoper.tv

 

Cast:

 

Emeralds

Prisca Zeisel - Emilio Pavan

Jeanette Kakareka - Henry Grey

Pas de trois: Antonia McAuley, Vera Segova, Dmitrii Vyskubenko  

 

Rubies

Ashley Bouder - Osiel Gouneo

Prisca Zeisel

 

Diamonds

Alina Somova - Vladimir Shklyarov

 

Soloists and corps de ballet of the Bavarian State Ballet

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6 hours ago, Angela said:

 

No comments after the Guardian piece but the MailOnline version currently has a single (moderated) comment, saying this is how things always are in ballet:

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6908915/Vienna-State-Opera-ballet-academy-launches-bullying-probe.html

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