Earlier this year, Alèna Grivnina graduated with honours from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. She is now dancing with the Mariinsky theatre’s Primorsky company in Vladivostok. In June, Alèna, along with other Bolshoi Ballet Academy students, was interviewed by a major online publication for an issue covering the brightest stars of the Academy’s graduating class. The […]Read more "Alèna Grivnina – The Censored Interview"
La Personne’s newest columnist, Vaganova Ballet Academy graduate and Mariinsky dancer, Svetlana Savelieva, writes about her life in quarantine. Translation by melmoth | Original Article (Russian) | Follow Svetlana on instagram What are dancers’ lives like now? The date on which the quarantine was supposed to be lifted has been changed several times already. At first, the company […]Read more "La Personne: Svetlana Savelieva’s Blog"
The Bolshoi’s General Director, Vladimir Urin, spoke with Kommersant about the challenges facing the Bolshoi during COVID-19 pandemic and the plans for the future. Translation by melmoth | Original Article (Russian) What is the General Director of a closed theatre doing now? Still working, in spite of everything, because the Ministry of Culture and the government are […]Read more "Kommersant Interview: Vladimir Urin"
Can attending a ballet performance save a relationship? This is one of the many questions Diana Vishneva answered in her most recent interview with Grazia Russia and, as always, it is my great pleasure to bring you an English translation. Translation by melmoth | Original Article (Russian) | Follow Diana on instagram On the Power of Art One […]Read more "Grazia Russia: Diana Vishneva Interview"
A graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy, where she had studied under Lyudmila Kovaleva, Anastasia has already danced the part of Maria in “The Fountain of Bakhchisarai” and Masha in “The Nutcracker”. At the end of her first season, she was supposed to debut as Gamzatti in “La Bayadere”, but an injury prevented her from performing. New debuts await Anastasia in the upcoming season, and we wish her all the energy and inspiration she needs to work towards her ultimate dream – to dance.Read more "La Personne: Anastasia Nuykina"
Alexandra Khiteeva, the soon-to-be graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy and former student of Kazan Ballet Academy, came to St Petersburg from her native Kazan four years ago. Last September, she received First Prize at VaganovaPRIX competition, she spent the following winter touring Japan with her fellow students, and will next week take part in the “Russian Ballet” Competition at the Bolshoi, where she will perform variations from “Suite en Blanc” and “Le Réveil de Flore”.Read more "La Personne: Alexandra Khiteeva"
melmoth.co is an online archive of some of my more substantial articles and reviews. For daily updates, please follow my blog: melmoth.blog I’m happy to share with you my English translation of a short documentary about Vaganova Ballet Academy, featuring past and current Academy students: Maria Koshkareva (class of Lyudmila Komolova), Alexandra Khiteeva (class of Irina Sitnikova) and Ruslan Stenyushkin […]Read more "Vaganova Ballet Academy Documentary"
melmoth.co is an online archive of some of my more substantial articles and reviews. For daily updates, please follow my blog: melmoth.blog Translation by melmoth.blog | Follow Mikhail on instagram | Photo by Anton Zemlyakov Ваше главное достижение? Тот факт, что Николай Максимович Цискаридзе меня не выгнал – я уже на выпускном курсе Академии русского балета им. А.Я. Вагановой. […]Read more "Tatler Russia: Mikhail Barkidjija"
melmoth.co is an online archive of some of my more substantial articles and reviews. For daily updates, please follow my blog: melmoth.blog Maria Khoreva hardly needs an introduction. From her earliest days at Vaganova Ballet Academy, she emerged as the heir apparent to the title of the great institution’s next big star. Maria graduated in July, having […]Read more "La Personne: Maria Khoreva"
It is my great pleasure to bring you an English translation of the interview Diana Vishneva gave to Svetlana Sachkova of Vogue Russia recently. The renowned prima ballerina, who has been based in New York for the majority of this year, spoke of her pregnancy, the birth of her son Rudolf, the return to fighting form and her plans for the future.Read more "Vogue Russia: Diana Vishneva"