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Maharbek Vaziev assumed his responsibilities as Director of the Bolshoi Theatre ballet, succeeding this Sergei Filin post, who headed the Workshop of young choreographers.
The new leader must attend to first?
This question «Izvestia” asked the fellow Vaziev, in different years headed the Bolshoi Ballet.
Artistic director of the theater “Russian ballet”, People’s Artist of the USSR Vyacheslav Gordeyev (led Bolshoi ballet in 1995-1997) said that “now the troupe is dancing too many modern performances and it It does not correspond to the tasks that it must perform under the status and direction of creative »
-. Modern performances come and go quickly from the repertoire. It’s like shooting a gun on sparrows. A Bolshoi Theatre after all – gun – said People’s Artist
The priority output from the shadows of classic obvious and choreographer, Honored Artist of Russia Yuri Boatmen (2009-2011)..
– A classic repertoire – the basis and foundation of any academic theater. Modernity and the classics must be in balance. Now this balance is disturbed. Such a theater as big classics should be more – Burlak said,
According to him, Vaziev can bring to the repertoire of “reasonable balance” of the Bolshoi Theatre, as when it is. Mariinsky Theatre guide “is not vegetated” – there was plenty of classical and neo-classical performances, and appeared quite modern productions
The choreographer-tutor of the Bolshoi theater, People’s Artist of the USSR Boris Akimov (2000. -2003), believes that first of all the new manager should do “talent search»
-. it is necessary to walk through fresh eyes – maybe someone from the talented young people we have watched -. Akimov said
According to him, it is also important since the first days with the company to establish a good contact
-. will be contacted – It will be a good atmosphere and thus the creative result. It is not always easy, so I wish him nerves of steel. The troupe is huge. Different characters, ambitions. The head of the group, similar to slalom, which every day takes a complex route, – summed up the People’s Artist.
The popular fears that Vaziev, a representative of the St. Petersburg Academic School will instill emotional Muscovites alien to them style, ex-artistic director is considered to be unfounded.
– Mahar worked a long time in Italy, that is, he can not call yourself a patriot of the Mariinsky Theatre – laughing Vyacheslav Gordeev.
– We are all students of a Russian school. There are nuances, but I do not think it will be difficult to work with them, – says Yury Burlak.
And Boris Akimov sure the accuracy of the St. Petersburg, where the new leader can enrich the style of the Bolshoi Ballet, the troupe will go to benefit.
Honored Artist of Russia Maharbek Vaziev was a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre (1979-1995 years), then the head of his ballet company (1995-2008), since 2009 – director of the ballet company of Milan Theatre “La Scala”, March 18, 2016 assumed the position of director of the Bolshoi ballet. <-! adsmart ->
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