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  1. And a wonderful day and evening for you too, Jeannette!
  2. I don't want to split hairs and look as a perfect bore but it is important for dancers to be noticed and their names remembered. Therefore, the names of these graduates with honours are: Valeria Bespalova and Polina Ustinova https://vaganovaacademy.ru/vaganova/obrazovanie/prikazy/Prikaz_o_perevode_na_kursy_SPO_99_2018.pdf https://www.facebook.com/academyvaganova/photos/балетвокневалерия-беспаловафото-дарья-ченикова/2026464357452839/
  3. His surname is Khodasevich. Vladislav Khodasevich.
  4. I presume that those ballet critics that we have now had no chance to see Nikolai Fadeyechev on stage. Had Clement Crisp been as active now as he was before, probably he would have written a nice obituary.
  5. Yes, Naomi, it is a beautiful piece choreographed for Plisetskaya by N.Kasatkina and V.Vasilyov. Music of course by J.S.Bach.
  6. Nerina and Fadeyechev - Giselle (extract) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s5fi6YtMDM Plisetskaya and Fadeyechev - Swan Lake (full ballet, 1957) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AFNO1SS43Y Plisetskaya and Fadeyechev - Prelude (1967)
  7. Very sad news. I saw Nikolai Borisovich Fadeechev on stage many times, he was a true danseur noble. As a répétiteur he was adored by his illustrious pupils. He was also a real gentleman, with welcoming affable manners. I translated a few remarks made by ballerinas who danced with him. Galina Ulanova: "Before the tour of London, we rehearsed with Fadechev in Moscow, but we never danced together in any performance. We did it in England for the first time. Any fears would have been needless. Fadeechev is a talented classical dancer. It turned out that he was a good partner too, he has hands I felt myself comfortable in. He quickly became a Principal in our troupe." Marina Kondratieva: “In our choreographic school, we, girls, were competing on who will be dancing with Kolya at the duet class.” Lyudmila Semenyaka: “I look at Nikolai Fadeechev as one of the gods of the ballet Olympus. He is a great master and an amazing human being. Dancing with him was a great happiness. He is a unique, one-of-a-kind partner who not only supports the ballerina, but gives her the opportunity to soar freely on stage. Nikolai Borisovich is my godfather in art.” Raisa Struchkova: “He danced splendidly, in his own individual manner - it was sublime, delicate, refreshingly beautiful.” Maya Plisetskaya: “I’m sure most of the people who, after reading the article, will think: Why is Plisetskaya praising Fadeechev so much? I am writing this article so that the colleagues who work with him knew that there is such an artist who can not be spoiled by any praise, an artist who can be an example to follow." Nikolai Fadeechev was Galina Ulanova’s Albert at that legendary performance of “Giselle” at Covent Garden attended by the Queen and later recorded for posterity. Act 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WQ_hCJ5S9M Act 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heYiHlKcJWg
  8. It was also choreographed for a couple by Asaf Messerer. Here is is performed by Marina Kondratyeva & Maris Liepa.
  9. Romeo & Juliet: Vishneva & Shklyarov can still be watched now: https://mariinsky.tv/e Don't worry that the picture opens with tonight's opera concert. If you want to watch R & J, click it just below the big picture where the date 21 June is.
  10. "Ballroom & Ballerinas" on BBC4 tonight at 11.45 pm. https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/dwdn5m/ballrooms-and-ballerinas-dance-at-the-bbc/
  11. This is not the Bolshoi's production but two Bolshoi's Principals, Anna Nikulina and Semyon Chudin, can be seen now in the recording of Swan Lake at Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma on 28.12.18 - https://youtu.be/JIwvNBKxUNw
  12. Bolshoi ballet thanks you for your attention:
  13. Watch an online-only performance by Faustin Linyekula in the Tanks at Tate Modern: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/bmw-tate-live-exhibition-2020?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CRM_May_w2_BMWLive_Faustin_Engaged&sc_src=email_1896802&sc_customer=2862357&sc_lid=137388823&sc_uid=QkBkWZDJdR&sc_llid=64240&sc_eh=b1dd8deeb43440061#trailer
  14. Bolshoi's Don Quixote -- streaming as usual will start today at 5 pm London time and will be available for 24 hrs. https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/about/press/articles/none/5635/ Click: official YouTube channel
  15. Yes, it was Xenia Pchelkina as the Schoolgirl and Ruslan Skvortsov as the Classical Dancer.
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