David Hallberg Interview
David Hallberg is interviewed by CBC Radio.The 16-minute interview touches on his transition to dancing in Russia, attack on Bolshoi Artistic Director Sergei Filin, and challenges of living in Russia.
Kajiya and Matthews Interview
ABT will perform in Japan from February 20-March 2. Repertory consists of Nutcracker, Manon, and mixed rep. A lot of star power on hand for the tour; in addition to Principal Dancers that performed in the fall season at Koch Theater in New York, Roberto Bolle and Diana Vishneva will be on hand. Interesting that Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev are scheduled for the Don Quixote pas de deux on February 25 and 26.
Here is a Japan Times interview with Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews, who are scheduled to perform the lead roles in Nutcracker on February 22 in Tokyo. Yuriko is from Nagoya:
“For Kajiya, of course, this is a homecoming, and she was keen to welcome her fans here to “The Nutcracker,” saying that though this is a Christmas standard, “It’s pure enjoyment for anyone at any time — and especially as this version newly created by ABT’s resident choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, which premiered in 2010, is full of jokes and fun.”