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NO7

25-08-00, 10:26 AM (GMT)
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"tour to Mariinsky"
 
   I'm planning to go to the Mariinsky Theatre in winter, hopefully to catch some performances and get a glimpse of my favourite
dancers. But since the Kirov stars unpredictably go on tour a lot,I'm not sure when is the best time to go.

Anyone can give me some advice or share experiences?
surviving tips are also welcome!

I had a great great time during the Kirov 5-week season
in London. But it seems not to fullfil my heart's content yet.They become very addictive!


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  RE: tour to Mariinsky Bruce Madmin 25-08-00 1
  RE: tour to Mariinsky Kevin Ng 25-08-00 2
     RE: tour to Mariinsky Jeannie 25-08-00 3

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Bruce Madmin

25-08-00, 10:52 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: tour to Mariinsky"
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   This months magazine has a piece all about this:

http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_00/aug00/tw_russian_holiday_0600.htm


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Kevin Ng

25-08-00, 11:48 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: tour to Mariinsky"
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   >I'm planning to go to the
>Mariinsky Theatre in winter, hopefully

N07, the Kirov is due to premiere a new production of Nutcracker, to be choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, next January.

>But since the Kirov stars
>unpredictably go on tour a
>lot,I'm not sure when is
>the best time to go.

I think the Kirov divides its 200+ dancers into at least 2 companies. One half still performs at the Maryinsky even when another half is touring abroad.

>I had a great great time
>during the Kirov 5-week season
>in London. But it seems not
>to fullfil my heart's content
>yet.They become very addictive!

I am as addicted to the Kirov dancers as you are, and I wish I could see them all year round in St. Petersburg!



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Jeannie

25-08-00, 03:18 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: tour to Mariinsky"
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   With so much touring around the world, it is now difficult to predict a stretch of time when the entire company (or, at least, the main 'stars') are at home. Touring used to be confined to summer months but not any more.

October and April seem to be the two sure-fire months when the 'main troupe' with all of the 'stars' are at home. Definitely April, as the entire troupe needs to be together to prepare for the big lucrative summer tours, which have commenced in early May in the past two years.

Kevin is correct regarding the 'second half' of the 200-member troupe remaining at home while the other half tours. However, be forewarned that the repertoire in such times is usually confined to (a) LA SYLPHIDE, (b) GISELLE and (c) Vaganova Academy 'School Performances.' Perhaps an odd-DON Q starring Margarita Kullik or some other very fine soloist who rarely goes on tours. You see what I mean. Also, be forwarned that sometimes it is the Askold Makarov 'St. Petersburg Academic Ballet' troupe or the Boris Eifman Troupe that take over the Mariinsky stage. Tour operators will never tell you that you are not seeing the 'real thing.' Just my five-cents worth...do your homework before you purchase the airline ticket & hotel space!


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