G.S. Ulanova’s anniversary
The foundation celebrates the 110th anniversary of the great ballerina in 2020. On January 8, 2020, Vladimir Vasilyev’s program “The Legend Stays Alive” was released on Kultura TV channel. “The Legend Stays Alive” is an author’s view of the great ballerina and personality who had a great influence on several generations in the twentieth century; Also Foundatiion is going to create a new photo album “Galina Ulanova.
A series of evenings about Galina Ulanova will be held in Moscow and other cities of Russia. The Foundation will cooperate with the Bakhrushinsky Museum to maintain and renovate the expositions in the Museum-apartment of G.S.Ulanova on the Kotelnicheskaya embankment. The Foundation will continue to contact to the competent state leaders and authorities so that the monument to G.S.Ulanova to be erected and her name to be given to one of the streets or squares in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the name of G.S.Ulanova to be given to the aircraft and sea liners.
The Fountain of Bakchisaray
“I continue to work on Maria, finding for her new smiled, new expression in the arms, new plastic lines… I eventually managed to locate in Maria that state of equilibrium that is essential for every actor, when the characterization traits become organic… Success, a lot is been written about the production.”
“Since January 1929, the Swan has firmly entered my repertoire, and I often had to dance in this ballet …” I’m a swan I am already acquainted with the choreographer conception. I have though a lot about this role. A bewitched girl — a proud and tender being. I love her. I searched for her in myself, finding, rejoicing at them…The arms! The most important thing are the arms — the eloquent, singing, flowing arms ..”
Romeo and Julliet
“In general, work on Romeo was difficult. We didn’t immediately feel Prokofiev’s music. Prokofiev’s Juliet is romantic, Shakespeare’s is more earthy. I had to find a Juliet which would combine both the one and the other…” G.S.Ulanova
“All I can suggest is: come to Moscow, go to the Bolshoi and see Ulanova in Giselle.
It is incredible, fantastic perfection, an incredible dream which has come true, the brush of a butterfly’s wing on the eyelash, a dress in finest gossamer studded in diamonds, a poem so beautiful that the heart aches, a barely audible song. It is the most breath-taking and beautiful thing I have ever seen. …They talk about the seven wonders of the world. That’s it — it is a wonder of the world!”
“…and it seemed to me yesterday or your perfect interpretation persuaded me of this, that this role very fully and directly expresses your own world, something important in you, like conviction. This force is dear to me in that it poses a threat to that also centuries’ old, false and pusillanimous, cringing court element. How did you manage to extract plastic and emotional continuity from this discontinuous, conventional, disintegrating into pieces ballet?..”
The Red Poppy
«In 1949, it was already difficult to make convincing the somewhat naïve stylization The bed Poppy. Ulanova’s tact, impeccable taste were needed to introduce into the role of Tao-Hoa a feeling of genuine style, rather than tawdry imitation of it»
“My God, how she dances! Her body sings like a nightingale — each gesture, each movement, each muscle … Her technique is invisible! It vanishes, dissolves in a huge spurt of inspiration which sets fire to everything» Ulanova, despite her injuries, and with no thought for herself, gives a lot of performances”
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The author's program of the legendary dancer of the twentieth century, choreographer, director, People's Artist of the USSR and Russia, Vladimir Vasilyev is dedicated to the great Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova. A dancer, actress, teacher - she was the embodiment of...
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