Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Mariinsky Pays a Visit

The Little Humpbacked Horse
July 13, 2011, matinee performance
Mariinsky Ballet
Vladimir Shklyarov, Evgenia Obraztsova, Vasily Tkachenko

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Giselle in 3-D


After a long break the last days of spring dance season rolled around. This week the Mariinsky is in town, and I'm going to see them tomorrow. Today I dragged myself out of bed to watch Giselle in 3-D, a 3-D presentation of a performance filmed last year. It starred Bolshoi guest artist Natalia Osipova as Giselle, Leonid Sarafanov (no longer with the Mariinsky) as Albrecht, and Ekaterina Kondaurova is Myrtha. 

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