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  For Ballet Lovers Only: Specials
• Giselle (Bolshoi Ballet, 1956, Galina Ulanova, Nikolai Fadeyechev, Rimma Karelskaya)
• Romeo and Juliet (The Bolshoi Ballet, Natalia Bessmertnova, Irek Mukhamedov)
• Giselle (The Bolshoi Ballet, Natalia Bessmertnova, Yuri Vasyuchenko, Maria Bylova)
www.for-ballet-lovers-only.com /Specials.html   (1047 words)

  
  Bolshoi Ballet - MSN Encarta
During much of the 19th century, the Bolshoi was overshadowed by the Imperial Mariinsky Ballet (later the Kirov Ballet, now the Kirov-Mariinsky Ballet), based in Saint Petersburg.
During the 1920s and 1930s the Bolshoi developed ballets with dramatic plots that appealed to a wider audience, such as The Red Poppy (1927), which tells the story of a Chinese dancer who dies while saving the life of a Soviet captain whom she loves.
In the mid-1960s, Russian dancer and choreographer Yuri Grigorovich was appointed artistic director of the Bolshoi.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761580465/Bolshoi_Ballet.html   (434 words)

  
 NYCBBeauty
The ballet was created for the Kirov Ballet, but became famous in New York and London through performances of the Bolshoi in the 1950s.
The ballet looked a bit squished on the Kennedy Center stage (usually such a wonderfully intimate place to view ballet), and the intermissions were interminable because they had trouble with the sets.
She was especially effective in the third act, although earlier in the ballet she seemed too external; the passion didn't boil out of her torso, out through the arms.
www.balletalert.com /reviews/r00/BolshoiRomeo.html   (1258 words)

  
 Ballet Shoes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ballets were now performed on stage and although contemporary society was ill at ease with female performers gradually came the emergence of the star dancer, which was usually a danseuse.
As ballet entered the nineteenth century it was in a state of transition, known as the pre-romantic phase.
Her influence on the Russian ballet was profound and the Russian school of dance began teaching ballet classes in the Italian method of training.
podiatry.curtin.edu.au /ballet.html   (6430 words)

  
 Bolshoi Ballet - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bolshoi Ballet, one of the oldest Russian ballet companies, famous for its dramatic performances and preservation of 19th-century ballet traditions....
Russia's most hallowed dance institution, the Bolshoi Ballet, suffered serious internal conflicts in 1994.
The chief characteristic of the American dance scene during 1959 was the unusual number of major imports in both the ballet and ethnic dance fields.
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 Bolshoi Ballet — FactMonster.com
The Bolshoi Ballet began as a dancing school for the Moscow Orphanage in 1773.
Kirov Ballet - Kirov Ballet Kirov Ballet, one of the two major ballet companies of Russia, the other being the...
ballet: The Modern Ballet Renaissance - The Modern Ballet Renaissance Russian Ballet The renaissance in romantic ballet began in Russia...
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 GRIGOROVICH BALLET OF RUSSIA
The Grigorovich Ballet Company was founded in the summer of 1990 by Yuri Grigorovich, the legendary artistic director and chief choreographer of the Bolshoi Ballet from 1964 to 1994.
His ballets dominate the repertory of contemporary works, and his stagings of the classic ballets reflect his personal taste arid his often-stated conviction that drama must always infuse and be expressed through dancing.
On all the Bolshoi's many tours, they are accompanied by such guardians of the classic school as the ballerinas Marina Semyonova (born 1908), Galina Ulanova (born 1910) and Raissa Struchkova (born 1925).
www.sara-artists.com /GBC/grigorovich_ballet_eng.htm   (855 words)

  
 Under new management, Bolshoi Ballet is reborn - The Boston Globe
In the past decade, a night at the Bolshoi Ballet became a night of endurance.
Alexei Ratmansky, 35, is a Russian who had danced and staged ballets in Russia, Canada, and Denmark and has already brought new ideas and forms to the creaky Bolshoi stage.
Bolshoi members will dance two works that, performed at their best, should display the Russian school's precise technique and eye-popping athleticism.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2004/10/03/under_new_management_bolshoi_ballet_is_reborn   (963 words)

  
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The history of ballet is but a fragment of the history of dancing.
Ballet can be defined today as a theatrical entertainment of group and solo dancing usually to a musical, vocal or percussion accompaniment, with costumes, scenery, and lighting.
CLASSICAL BALLET is movement based on the traditional technique from the French ballet of the 17th and 18th centuries, and the Italian school of the 19th century.
michaelminn.net /andros/history/bolshoi_ballet.htm   (1153 words)

  
 Intrenet-journal/balletrussia.com, operarussia.com
The internet-magazine devoted to opera and ballet actors, directors of musical performances, photographers and everybody and everything related to the musical theatre...
Shostakovich’s ballet of the 1930-s: a review of the "legendary-global" premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre.
USA newspapers carry on the Bolshoi Ballet guest performances in the country
www.bolshoi.org   (160 words)

  
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As opera and ballet were considered nobler than drama, the opera house was named the "Grand Theatre" ("Bolshoi" being the Russian for "large" or "grand") and the drama theatre - "Smaller Theatre" ("Maly" being the Russian for "little").
The Bolshoi has been associated from its beginnings with ballet, and is home to the Bolshoi Ballet troupe.
The Bolshoi Ballet has a branch at the Bolshoi Theatre School in Joinville, Brazil.
stron.frm.pl /wiki.php?title=Bolshoi_Ballet   (603 words)

  
 Ballet-Dance Magazine - Bolshoi Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House, London
It is the Kirov ballet that presents probably the most traditional version of “Swan Lake” to be seen anywhere in the world today and perhaps it is for this reason that the Bolshoi Company feels compelled to do something completely different.
When the ballet was new Grigorovitch was forced by the Soviet Ministry of Culture to change the ending from tragic to happy to conform to communist mores.
Now of course he is at liberty to end his ballet as he chooses, but the new ending of Siegfried alone and bereft didn’t seem to work as well as the defeat of Rothbart and the triumph of the lovers.
www.ballet-dance.com /200408/articles/Bolshoi20040724.html   (482 words)

  
 Ballet-Dance Magazine - Bolshoi Ballet - Pique Dame -DVD Review by Oksana Khadarina
The Bolshoi Ballet is renowned for its romantic and classical repertoire.
He was artistic director of Ballet National de Marseille for more than 25 years and is rightly called “a founder of modern ballet in France.” Having staged more than 160 ballets, Petit is famous for the theatrical and dramatic style of his works.
The second ballet on the DVD is “Passacaglia,” created in 1994 and set to atonic melodies of German composer Anton von Webern.
www.ballet-dance.com /200610/articles/BolshoiPiqueDame20060900.html   (1042 words)

  
 Svetlana Lunkina - leading soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet
In October, 2000, The Bolshoi Ballet went on a three-week tour of South Africa, dancing 'Giselle' and a divertissement in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, and Pretoria.
Lunkina took on the soloist role in the former ballet (partnered by Yan Godovsky), and danced Lise in the latter (the role of Germann was performed by N. Tsiskaridze and the Countess was danced by Ilze Liepa).
The Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra toured Japan from the 21st of September to the 10th of October, 2002.
www.ballet.classical.ru /b_elunkina.html   (1722 words)

  
 The Bolshoi Ballet spices up its US tour with a departure | csmonitor.com
Ballet lovers are a-flutter with anticipation over the Bolshoi's US and Mexico tour, which begins in Boston next week.
And so, for all its years of classical ballet prowess, Russia is still behind in today's dance world, though experimental companies are springing up all over the vast country.
With this latest venture, the Bolshoi has made the greatest grand jeté of its life, showing it possesses the skills to push out the boundaries of its insular dance world.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/1001/p12s02-almp.htm   (1154 words)

  
 Theatre Review: Bolshoi Ballet Wows Audiences at The Met : Show Business Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marius Petipa, the father of classical ballet, was inspired by Cervantes' romantic novel Don Quixote, and choreographed the now popular ballet on the Bolshoi, in 1869, which over the decades has become the Company's signature work.
The Bolshoi version enhances the atmosphere of the ballet with sumptuously performed character dancing, ranging from fiery flamenco to sweeping adagio executed with authority by the corps.
But the scene stealer of the ballet is the visiting Partner, Yan Godovsky, who trades in his tights for a tutu and toe shoes - a la the Trockaderos - for reasons too complicated to explain, assuming the romantic postures of a Sylph.
www.showbusinessweekly.com /archive/343/bolshoi.shtml   (846 words)

  
 A Bolshoi Gala - Marc Haegeman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bolshoi Ballet—or indeed any of the major ballet companies of today—visiting Belgium is by any cultural standard an important if extremely rare event.
The Belgian press virtually ignored the Bolshoi performances, but that, again, is no big surprise when the prevailing climate is one in which Jan Fabre and the likes are considered to set the standards.
The corps of Wilis, led by Nelly Kobakhidze and Olga Stebletsova, was impeccable in its unison and discipline.
www.danceviewtimes.com /2006/Winter/08/bolshoi.html   (1505 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Liepa, Andras/Bolshoi Ballet: Return O/T Firebird: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The version staged by the Joffrey Ballet with Rudolf Nureyev, and the version of the Paris Opera are to be preferred.
Victor Yeremenko, a former dancer at the Sevchenko Ballet in the Ukraine.
The corps de ballet is fine, with the male dancers performing vigorously, in marked contrast to the girl's langorous movements.
www.amazon.ca /Liepa-Andras-Bolshoi-Ballet-Firebird/dp/B00006L74J   (1916 words)

  
 Bolshoi Ballet
Nadezhda Pavlova and Vyacheslav Gordeev perform alongside the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater (conducted by Alexander Kopilov) on this 1978 recording of DON QUIXOTE.
The tireless work of the Bolshoi Ballet has lead to a well-deserved reputation throughout the worlds of opera and dance.
On their first tour to the U.K. in twelve years, the Bolshoi Ballet is captured in a program showing off their young new talent Copyright (C) Muze Inc. 2005.
www.thesoundsofballet.com /bolshoi-ballet.htm   (171 words)

  
 Bolshoi-DonQ
Premiered in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theater on June 25, 1999, the ballet is a dizzying cocktail of sunny colors, careless joy and first-rate dance.
Ananiashvili, who finished a series of magnificent performances during this Bolshoi season, possesses the role completely and the ballerina being on excellent form, the evening was a hit.
The Bolshoi Orchestra, which was one of the delights on this tour, played with great zest and conviction under Alexander Sotnikov and veteran Alexander Kopylov.
www.balletalert.com /reviews/r99/bolshoidonq.htm   (1162 words)

  
 The Bolshoi Ballet
The Bolshoi Ballet last made a splash at the Kennedy Center in 2000, the same year the Center co-produced the company's first full-scale American tour in 10 years.
The Bolshoi's staging is haunting, heartbreaking, and spellbinding, with astonishing visual images and passionate dancing, particularly in Act III's pivotal visit to the underworld, or "The Kingdom of the Shades": "The Bolshoi sets this poetic vision of multiple ghostly beauties in tutus on a rocky crag..." (Daily Telegraph, London).
Reserve your tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet at the Kennedy Center, and witness a company for whom "perfection is the norm, a passion for dance the driving force" (Chicago Tribune).
www.kennedy-center.org /calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEnrichedHTML&event=DCBOL&asset_type=HTML&included=ACF2B.html   (389 words)

  
 The Bolshoi Ballet makes the leap back to Boston - The Boston Globe
The Bolshoi is as famous for coups as Russia itself is, and in January of this year, Alexei Ratmansky, a 35-year-old dancer and choreographer, became the new director of the renowned company.
The contrast between the two encapsulates the differences between the two companies: "Don Q" is a rambunctious romp; "Raymonda" is the quintessential "tutu ballet," a romance with a predictably happy ending that gives the audience a chance to enjoy classical choreography at its purest without having to pay attention to the plot, which is silly.
Boston Ballet did "Don Q" last season, so it looks as if Jones wasn't paying attention when in fact it was the change in the Bolshoi leadership that caused the apparent duplication.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2004/09/19/the_bolshoi_ballet_makes_the_leap_back_to_boston   (929 words)

  
 The Bolshoi Ballet returns to Southern California   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lopukhov was fired as director of the Bolshoi, and the author of the scenario, Adrian Piotrovsky, disappeared or rather was killed in one of Stalin's purges.
This epic ballet is based on the Roman slave rebellion led by Spartacus and its suppression by troops under Crassus in the first century BCE.
Single tickets for The Bolshoi Ballet are $25-$110 and are on sale now at The Center's Box Office located at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, by calling CenterTix at (714) 556-2787, or online at www.ocpac.org.
www.lasplash.com /Entertainment/printer_The_Bolshoi_Ballet_returns_to_Southern_California.php   (697 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: The Bolshoi Ballet: one foot in the past, the other in the future
A dancer and choreographer himself, Ratmansky studied with the Bolshoi's Moscow Ballet School, danced with the Kiev State Ballet and then went on to a starring career with the Royal Winnipeg and the Royal Danish Ballets.
Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra, in "Romeo and Juliet" (7:30 p.m.
For audience members expecting the 1946 Leonid Lavrosky "Romeo and Juliet" that the Bolshoi brought to Seattle in 2000, the new version, using the same Prokofiev score, might be startling.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2002069244_bolshoi22.html   (989 words)

  
 Aetna: Bolshoi Ballet: Every Movement Has a Meaning in 'Romeo and Juliet'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bolshoi is huge by any standards, with over 300 dancers, half of whom are on the current tour.
That exodus has stopped in part because opportunity is expanding as the repertory is broadened with new ballets from the West and in part because dancers can now stay at the Bolshoi and work elsewhere on contract during part of each season.
One such dancer is the ballet star, prima ballerina Nina Ananiashvili who divides her year between two home companies, the Bolshoi and American Ballet Theater.
www.aetna.com /foundation/news/articles/bolshoi_romeo.htm   (424 words)

  
 Ballet Stars of Moscow' Theatres Company
The "Ballet Stars of Moscow" is a stellar troupe of 10 dancers selected from different Moscow theatres.
In 1985 she became a student at the Moscow Bolshoi ballet Academy.
Graduated from the Ballet Academy in 1993, she was invited to dance with the Stanislavsky Theatre Ballet where she has performed Odette/Odile in «Swan Lake», Kitri in «Don Quixote», Masha in «Nutcracker», Cinderella in «Cinderella», The Sylphide in «La Sylphide», and other principal roles.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/Strasse/7362/stars1.html   (1305 words)

  
 Ballet: The Bolshoi's 'Raymonda' - New York Times
LEAD: ''RAYMONDA,'' which the Bolshoi Ballet presented for the first time Friday night at the Metropolitan Opera House - with Lyudmila Semenyaka triumphant in the title role -was originally choreographed in 1898 by Marius Petipa for Russia's Maryinsky Ballet.
And it was really only after the Kirov Ballet, formerly the Maryinsky, began performing the full-length ''Raymonda'' abroad in the 1960's and Rudolf Nureyev began staging his own full-evening if idiosyncratic versions after 1964 for various companies that ''Raymonda'' ceased being an unknown title to balletgoers in the West.
Nonetheless, it is a ballet less celebrated for its dramatic coherence than for its glorious score by Alexander Glazunov and the fragments of classical dancing, notably from its Grand Pas in the last act, that are usually performed as excerpts.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE7DD173FF931A25754C0A961948260   (682 words)

  
 Russia/U.S.: Bolshoi Ballet Presents Younger Troupe, Vigorous Repertoire - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bolshoi Theater General Director Anatolii Iksanov tells RFE/RL the company today is as strong as it has been during most of its 230-year history.
But the 36-year-old Ratmanskii, the Bolshoi's new artistic director, is determined to revive a trio of Shostakovich's ballets -- "Bolt," "The Bright Stream," and "The Golden Age." Many ballet traditionalists are afraid that staging such works is a radical departure from Bolshoi's classical grand style.
One of the Bolshoi's brightest stars is Svetlana Zakharova, who moved to Moscow in 2003 after a five-year tenure with the Kirov Ballet in St. Petersburg.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/07/a876eab0-1d05-4701-b8f3-e1c6d3c77eae.html   (1206 words)

  
 Aetna: Crisp 'Romeo' Showcases Renaissance of Bolshoi Ballet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leonid Lavrosky's 1946 ballet, with a cast of more than 100 led by incandescent ballerina Nina Ananiashvili, and with a lavish scenic design by Peter Williams, is the perfect vehicle to showcase the Bolshoi's long tradition of dramatic dancing, theatrical values and the current polish and elegance of its dancers.
The ballet is an unusual mixture of Stalinist grandiosity and modern insights.
The ballet, in general, follows the Soviet ideology of the time showing the working people as warm and outgoing in their many character dances and crowd scenes, and the aristocrats as cold and driven.
www.aetna.com /foundation/news/articles/bolshoi.htm   (413 words)

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