Category Archives: Theater

Russian Video: Morihiro Iwata – Japanese Ballet Soloist of Big Theater in Moscow!

Russia Today published a very good video about Morihiro Iwata, who is a Japanese Ballet Soloist in Big Theater in Moscow!

He came to Russia almost 19 years ago: “I came here in winter. It was very dull. Then I first saw the Bolshoi Theater, and I almost sprang into the bus window as we were passing by”. When he first came to Russia had to learn Russian language quickly because rehearsals for performances in the Bolshoi Theatre are conducted in Russian. Now he speaks Russian very well. At home, Iwata only speaks Russian with his wife and fellow Bolshoi Theatre dancer, Olga. He writes about his family:”Wife, two daughters and a family of four cats”.

Iwato likes it very much here in Bolshoi Theater, he says the best thing about dancing in the Bolshoi is a chance to learn: “There are such wonderful tutors in the Bolshoi, you hardly feel the difficulties of being a ballet dancer. Instead, you feel simply honored”

2nd, November 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev awarded Iwata Morihiro by the Order of Friendship.


Morihiro Iwata have got Grand Prix on International Festival of Ballet Art. (The First Chabukiani-Balanchine, 2001.)

For our readers who wants to know more about Iwata Morihiro:

1) Ballet Dancer Morihiro Iwata 2 (Iwata’s classmate tells);
2) Iwata Morihiro Official Blog (translated by Google)
3) Iwata Morihiro Official Blog (original)

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

PS Just wanted to remind you about Yuko Kavaguti (outstanding Japanese figure skater) who also live and train in Russia and even got Russian citizenship.
Here is two articles about her:
Yuko Kavaguti – Girl Who Dreamed of Olympics
Vancouver 2010: Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov (Video)

comments always welcome.

Russia Remember: Galina Ulanova – 100 Years!

Galina UlanovaRussia’s major theaters are celebrating the 100th anniversary of legendary Soviet ballerina Galina Ulanova (January 8, 1910 – March 21, 1998). Tribute concerts will be held in St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater and Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater.

Galina Sergeevna Ulanova was an iconic figure in Soviet ballet. Russian composer Sergey Prokofiev called her “the genius of Russian ballet, its elusive soul and its inspired poetry” while another legendary dancer of the 20th century, Rudoilf Nureev, was convinced she was “the world’s Number One ballerina.”

Read more about Galina Ulanova in Russiapedia (Galina Ullanova).

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Video: Vladimir Turchinsky in the Circus!

Vladimir Turchinsky died today. The doctors said he died from heard attack. He was 47 years old, one of the strongest man in the world, president of fitness club, showman, actor and famous person of Russian TV. He died and doctors will discover how it could happen with such man…. and I want to show you one beautiful clown show “Box” Anton Franke and Vladimir Turchinsky. I want to remember him this way!

Rest in peace, Vladimir.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Video: A Serious Accident in Nikulin Circus in Moscow!

Wednesday night acrobats of the Nikulin Circus in Moscow Yulia and Alexander Volkov fell during a rehearsal from 6 meters (almost 20 feet) height. Yelena Volkova received a severe brain injury and presumably broke her vertebrae, underwent leg. Alexander Volkov got heel bone fracture and other damages. They were taken to the hospital and necessary surgeries were done. Now they condition is still considered serious.

They both are very experienced circus actors (They got “Silver Elephant” on the 7th Moscow International Circus Festival of Young Artists). The circus act the artists were rehearsing is considered very difficult and dangerous. It includes 330 seconds of performing in the air and wrapping their limbs in long swaths of cloth without using safety wires, similar to performances on a flying trapeze.

What can I say… In Soviet Union we hardly had any circus accidents cause…. It was forbidden to act without any safety equipment. And even we were told in this video that it was impossible to use safety belts in this act. why they did not have a safety net over the flow? What it is? Like always we save money on our safety or that is stupidity of modern Russia? (Perm’s night club fire was one of this also.)


Links:

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20091210/157183059.html

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Video: Kseniya Simonova!

Kseniya Simonova

Our readers already watched a soul wrenching video of outstanding sand-animator from Evpatoria (Crimea) Kseniya Simonova : Russian Video: 22 of June – Day of Mourning and Commemoration.

Today we are watching an interesting interview made by Russia Today with Kseniya Simonova. By the way she speaks English very well:

And we are watching another heartbreaking sand animation from Kseniya Simonova “Parent’s Love”.

Some facts about Kseniya Simonova:

Kseniya Simonova (born 1985) is a sand animator from Ukraine. She was the 2009 Winner of Ukraine’s Got Talent, constructing an animation that portrayed life during USSR’s Great Patriotic War against the Third Reich in World War II. Simonova won ₴1,000,000 Ukraninan Hryvnia (approx. $125,000) for her first place in the show. (Wikipedia)

Kseniya Simonova has YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/xensand

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Video: A Little Bit Of Classical Music!

Music and especially classical music is very good for your soul. Today we are watching a video: Alexander Ghindin plays Beethoven’s Sonata in C Minor “Pathetique”.

Alexander Ghindin (17th April 1977). At the age of 13, he became laureate of the Moscow Young Pianists Competition; where he was the youngest prize-winner of the 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition. Now he is one of the most well-known Russian pianists of his generation. He is the laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, in 1999 he gained Second Prize at Brussels International Queen Elisabeth Competition and in 2007 he won the first prize of the Cleveland International Piano Competition in USA.

For our readers who wants to know more about Alexander Ghindin will publish his interview.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Video: 8th Moscow International Circus Festival of Young Artists!

The 8th Moscow International Circus Festival of Young Artists (from 12 to 25) is over. So today let’s watch some videos of the best Russian young circus artists from this festival.

A quartet of pole acrobats “Russian Pole”: Elena Konakova, Sergey Mazurin, Vasily Konakov, Vbkhail Konakov (“Gold Elephant” – 2009)

Dogs trainers Irina Prostetsova and Alexey Emelin (“Bronze Elephant” – 2009):

“The air adagio”: Oleg Alexandrov, Virtotia Alexandrova and Alexander Alexandrov (“Bronze Elephant” – 2009):

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Video: Circus School in Russia!

Hello,

Today we’ll watch a several video fragments about kids who are studying in Russian Circus School. Maybe these kids work too much, maybe they did not play as much as another kids of their age but don’t feel sorry for them. They love circus and they want to work in circus “Because it’s beautiful in circus”.





Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.