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Maya Plisetskaya Master Class October 1997
Article issued in 2000 (in russian) [anyone knows Russian? ]
I, Maya Plisetskaya.(Excerpt)
Dance Magazine, Oct, 2001
Maya Plisetskaya - Biography
from The International Maya Plisetskaya and Rodion Shchedrin Foundation's website
(sort of a time line up to yr 2000)
Posted 06 July 2004 - 06:49 AM
the number was called "ave maya" using the famous "ave maria" music. it was a short piece in which plisetskaya had two fans in her hands. it was a choreography based on hand and arm movements. plisetskaya was extraordinary and needless to say,she received a standing ovation
Posted 19 October 2005 - 01:03 PM
(In 1968, on her way to rehearsal at the new Met) "...I stop in my tracks in the plaza by the fountain. I look up. Chagall's tall murals. I look at the left one, reddish orange. A flying sunny angel with a trumpet, a marvelous Ivan Tsarevich playing a green cello, birds of paradise, a two-headed creature with a mandolin at its equine chin, a glazed violin and bow on a blue-sparkling tree. In the top left corner, a colorful flock of ballerinas... one is certainly me, pelvis forward, tight as a bow string, arms behind her back, feet in second position. I did something like that for Chagall to the Mendelssohn Concerto. And Mark Zakharovich had captured that moment."
Great celebrations are planned in Moscow, as reported elsewhere in this forum. Next February 12, London's Royal Opera House will have a star-studded gala, with Maya present, in her honor:
Does anyone know if there are any festivities planned in the United States?
I was lucky enough to see her in some of those New York visits, including all the works shown in these photos (click on each photo to make it larger):
Translating: 1, 2 Isadora, created on her by Maurice Bejart
3 Bejart's Bolero
4 - 6 Carmen Suite, created on her by Alberto Alonso
7 La Rose Malade (Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony), created on her by Roland Petit
8, 9 The Dying Swan (As an encore she repeated the whole thing!).
Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:26 PM
The website says there will be a "SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY MAYA PLISETSKAYA"
The casting in selections from "the world's favourite ballet repertory" is listed as:
Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:40 PM
, but ever so slightly. About 20 years ago, I wrote a set of lyrics to "If I Only Had a Heart." They were inspired when the accompanist played it for grands battements, and I heard "I may dance like a camel,/But I'd be just like vanHamel/If I only had technique." The concluding lines of the last verse are "Would I dare to aspire/To be great as Plisetskaya/If I only had technique?" I truly doubt it would be a reasonable goal.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:50 PM
In atonement, Maya dancing in Finland just before her 74th birthday. In Afternoon of a Faun, with Alexey Ratmansky(!) as partner (click on photos to make bigger):
Posted 12 November 2005 - 08:18 PM
One clicks on the word Video below the photo.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:45 AM
At 70 she was still a slim, vibrant and glamourous woman who radiated energy and vitality.
She supposedly had a partner step on her foot sometime in the early nineties and had some problems after that. I don't know how much she danced after 1995.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:41 AM
The Bolshoi plans a celebration of Maya Plisetskaya's 80th birthday, reports Pravda.
The program of the festival, which will take place on Bolshoi Theatre's New Stage on November 16-20, includes "Swan Lake," "Don Quixote," and "Carmen Suite" - the performances, which made Maya Plisetskaya a global star of ballet. This time, however, the role of Carmen will be played by Bolshoi's prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, one of the biggest stars of the new generation of Russian ballet.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:16 PM
(first click near the top center: К юбилею Майи Плисецкой
Then click on Фотогалерея)
Here she is in two sets from the 1996 Mikkeli Festival.
and Bejart's Kurozuka:
In the latter ballet she plays the role Bejart created for the sublime Kabuki onnagata Bando Tamasaburo in 1988. Her partner is Patrick Dupond, who was also the partner of Tamasaburo.
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