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I was waiting for this… November 14, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — theworstat @ 6:23 pm

Joy Womack

Question now is, if she has actually accepted a position at the Kremlin Ballet, is that going to be a better situation than the Bolshoi?  These issues seem to be pretty systemic in the Russian ballet world, after all (Kampa over at the Maryinsky almost definitely has a sponsor, for instance).

Another bit of news that I’m sure everyone has heard by now: Altynai Asylmuratova has been given back her position as Artistic Director of Vaganova, after Ulyana Lopatkina suddenly realized that being a full-time prima ballerina as well as a full-time artistic director wouldn’t be possible.  The nomination of Nickolai Tsiskaridze as the Academy’s rector is still up for a vote.

I’ll be interested to see what happens with Asylmuratova should Tsiskaridze be approved.