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Really surprised people aren't talking about this live event - it's a wonderful thing that the companies are giving folks such an inside view.

 

At the moment it's live from the Bolshoi and wonderful to see the dancers getting their bodies around Jean-Christophe Maillot's Taming of the Shrew with the man himself giving directions in English and French. At the moment they are with Urin the Bolshoi General Director.

 

I'm watching on this YouTube Address:

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojWqPQE1Qn8

 

 

More Details about the event in this news thread:

http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/7755-world-ballet-day-october-1-2014/

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I have been watching since 7.30am; it's fascinating. Loved the Sylphide rehearsal.

 

Dd is extremely grumpy that it's on while she's at school. :-)

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I'm dipping in and out of this. It's hard to tell what's going on if you do that, though. Bruce, thanks for clarifying who the French speaking coach/choreographer was. Who was the female dancer?

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I'm dipping in and out of this. It's hard to tell what's going on if you do that, though. Bruce, thanks for clarifying who the French speaking coach/choreographer was. Who was the female dancer?

It was Ekaterina Krysanova I believe - wodnerfully dramatic.

 

If you visit the YouTube page and look under it gives a index to who is doing what during the whole day. I'll try a copy and paste...

 

 

 

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Times in UK BST)

 

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET, MELBOURNE

www.youtube.com/TheAustralianBallet

 

03:00

Welcome

 

03:15

Class

 

04:45

Swan Lake in rehearsal

 

05:45

Swan Lake in rehearsal (pas de deux)

 

06:05

Ostinato in rehearsal

 

06:35

La Bayadère in rehearsal

 

 

 

THE BOLSHOI BALLET, MOSCOW

www.youtube.com/bolshoi

 

07:00

Welcome

 

07:07

Class

 

07:55

Interview with Alexander Vetrov and Ludmila Semenyaka, Senior Ballet Teachers

 

08:00

Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in rehearsal, Principal Dancer and Leading Soloist

 

08:30

Interview with Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin

 

08:35

“Hero of our time” in Bauprobe

 

08:44

Interview with Yuri Grigorovich, Resident choreographer

 

08:49

“A Legend of Love” in rehearsal (corps de ballet)

 

09:24

“La Sylphide” in rehearsal

 

09.54

Interview with Artem Ovcharenko and Anna Tikhomirova, Principal Dancer and First Soloist

 

10:00

Interview with Anton Getman, Deputy General Director

 

10:07

“Taming of the Shrew” in rehearsal

 

10:40

Interview with Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer; Director - Choreographer of the Ballet de Monte-Carlo;

Interview with Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov, Principal Dancers

Interview with Sergey Filin, Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet

 

10:45

Interview with Vladimir Urin, General Director, The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

 

 

 

 

THE ROYAL BALLET, LONDON

www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse

 

11:00

Class

 

12:20

Age of Anxiety in rehearsal

 

12:45

Manon in rehearsal

 

13:05

Interview with Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor

 

13:20

Cassandra in rehearsal

 

13:35

Interview with Kevin O’Hare. Director, The Royal Ballet

 

13:45

Don Quixote in rehearsal

 

14:15

Aeternum in rehearsal

 

14:35

Scène de ballet in rehearsal

 

 

 

THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA, TORONTO

www.youtube.com/nationalballetcanada

 

15:05

Class

 

16:35

Manon Act 1 in rehearsal

 

17:35

Manon Act 2 in rehearsal

 

18:35

Nijinsky in rehearsal

 

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

www.youtube.com/SFBallet

 

19:00

Class

 

20:20

Interview with Helgi Tomasson

 

20:25

Don Quixote in rehearsal

 

21:25

RAkU in rehearsal

 

22:00

Concerto Grosso in rehearsal

 

22:30

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude in rehearsal

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Thanks so much, Bruce. It will be interesting to compare the two Manon rehearsals.

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Thank you, Bruce, that was precisely what I wanted to know.  Really upset that I missed La Sylphide, which I didn't see scheduled, but at least I now know when I can get out to the bank, Sainsbury's and so on.  Days off are all very well, but I really can't spend the whole of it in front of a screen :)

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Class is quite dull and it's going to go on for quite a while. Perhaps the 'Day' should have stayed with the Bolshoi for a bit longer.

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My picture has just dropped out of HD, and is really blurry.  Is anyone else having the same problem?

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The feed is holding up beautifully on my MAC but my wife's iPad is getting freezes.  Either way, this is not helping a number of other things that I should be doing!

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Class is quite dull and it's going to go on for quite a while. Perhaps the 'Day' should have stayed with the Bolshoi for a bit longer.

Horses for courses, aileen - I would happily watch company class all day! :-)

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Having a lovely time dipping in and out.  Bolshoi for breakfast - what a treat. I  hope it will all be available after the event on Youtube.  I can't agree with you Aileen, I loved RB company class - very much a dancers' class.  What struck me was how strong yet homogeneous the overall standard was.  The corps members looking very good alongside the principals  And the final coda when everyone let rip was great fun! 

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Thankfully, I've realised that you can go back and watch earlier parts of the stream, so it's good to know I can get at all the bits I missed while BT was logging me out the whole time.

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The Australian Ballet also told us that the whole thing will be available for 48 hours after San Francisco finish.

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Here are links to the individual dancers, in case you want to try identifying those in class:

http://www.roh.org.uk/about/the-royal-ballet/artists

 

There has been such an influx of new dancers recently that I'm starting to have trouble putting names to faces without having to think about it.  BTW, was it just me, or were there very few principals/senior dancers in the class this morning?

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Very few Principals indeed!

I don't recognise the youngest ones any longer nor the Apprentices on the Aude Jebsen Programme.

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GRRR!!! Why did my neighbour have to pick today to get her hedges cut back?  The guy's been at it since midday, and I can barely hear Carlos over the noise!

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Interesting to note that Vadim is already learning Basilio, 3 months ahead of his scheduled debut.  I hadn't necessarily realised that they started that early.

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Well, he hasn't danced it before or, if he has, he hasn't danced this version. Perhaps people who have danced a part before start rehearsals later. Tbh, given the plugs for various upcoming performances including the cinema broadcast, I'm inclined to think that this rehearsal was decided upon as a marketing/PR tool as the RB had to show Carlos doing something because the public would want to see him. Carlos just exuded charisma and 'Spanish' style in the studio. Vadim looked a bit pallid in comparison stylistically but, of course, he is still learning the part and I have no doubt that once he is on stage he will make a convincing Basilio.

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I'm sure he will: I've got a ticket for his debut :)

 

I see the boys in Scenes de Ballet are being cast lower than a decade ago: then, it was all First Soloists except for Josh Tuifua, who was a Soloist, if I remember correctly.

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My picture keeps 'pixilating' sometimes so much so that its impossible to see anything for a few seconds.  Is anybody else having this problem?

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I 'm not normally keen on rehearsals but watching the RB Scenes de Ballet rehearsal was almost as engrossing as the live performance- which I am looking forward to keenly. Maybe it was watching Christopher Carr at work- truly impressive. A marvellous and in a way moving experience.

 

 

I could not believe, while watching a bit of Acosta coaching Muntagirov earlier- that people were posting critical comments on youtube saying things like "his arms are all wrong!"

I wonder how these folk would like it, if they were to be filmed live at work, practising something-and for it to be broadcast all around the world, for all and sundry -of, shall we say, ahem, varying levels of knowledge!- to comment on?

 

One has sympathy for the dancers who have to put up with this really.

That's why I'm not keen on watching rehearsals normally-it feels as if it should be pivate- live performance is fair game of course for comment, positive and negative.

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We did quieten those people down by explaining that Vadim is at the early stages of learning the role, and that he was marking much of it as he was learning the steps. They all changed their tune when they saw how he could jump and turn! :)

 

How wonderful to see Emma Maguire back rehearsing 'Scenes'. I do wish her well.

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Really enjoying the live stream, especially the Scenes de Ballet rehearsal. It's so wonderful to see the dancers rehearsing and pick out all my favourites!

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I don't think that people were particularly rude, not in the grand scheme of things (on social media). If you put yourself online you take the risk that someone will post something about you which is not entirely positive.

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How wonderful to see Emma Maguire back rehearsing 'Scenes'. I do wish her well.

 

 

I thought I saw Emma Maguire- it was great to see her. What she must be going through doesn't bear thinking about. I wish her well too.

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