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Postcards from Russia – Bolero by Ravel, choreography by Maurice Béjart

Diana Vishneva of the Mariinsky Ballet in Maurice Béjart’s Bolero  at Mariinsky Theatre ll St.Petersburg. Photo credit: Valentin Baranovsky

Diana Vishneva of the Mariinsky Ballet in Maurice Béjart’s Bolero at Mariinsky Theatre ll St.Petersburg. Photo credit: Valentin Baranovsky

Prima Ballerina, Maya Plitseskaya was watching from the back box while Diana Vishneva danced this role in one of the opening concerts of the Mariinsky ll.

Raul congratulating Diana Vishneva

Raul congratulating Diana Vishneva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raul Barreneche, architecture writer and balletomane, was at the opening performances of the new Mariinsky Theatre at the beginning of May. He went backstage at the Metropolitan Opera to meet La Vishneva after she danced in ABT’s production of Eugene Onegin (more Russian/St. Petersburg connection!) and Diana said it was “a dream come true” to dance Bolero in the new Mariinsky, with Maya Plitseskaya watching…

Bolero by Maurice Ravel danced by Maya Plitseskaya

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