as we see it

The Friends of Nina Ananiashvili in New York try to attend as many of her performances as possible. All reviews in this section are written by Marylis Sevilla-Gonzaga, a co-creator of this website, and reflect her personal views only. They are not written in consultation with the artist or any other persons. We will try to keep these pages up to date with Nina's performances. Of course, we continue to post published reviews as they become available. In these days of shrinking coverage of the arts, even in the most prestigious metropolitan newspapers, we hope that visitors to this Website will enjoy detailed reports we strive to provide of this remarkable artist's cherishable performances.

 

2003 SEASON

(PHOTOS OF ABT PERFORMANCES COURTESY OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATER; CLICK ON PHOTOS TO GO TO REVIEWS)

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Bolshoi Ballet, Raymonda, Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, November 6, 2003; Nina Ananiashvili - Raymonda, Maria Alexandrova - Clemence, Ekaterina Shipulina - Henriette, Sergei Filin - Jean de Brienne, Yuri Klevtsov - Abderakhman, Ruslan Skvortsov - Bernard, and Alexander Vorobiev - Béranger

American Ballet Theater, Swan Lake, Met Opera House, New York City, June 20 & 28, 2003; Nina Ananiashvili - Odette/Odile, Julio Bocca - Prince Siegfried, Marcelo Gomes - Rothbart
American Ballet Theater, Don Quixote, Met Opera House, New York City, June 5 & 16, 2003; Nina Ananiashvili - Kitri, Veronika Part - Queen of the Driads (5th)/Mercedes(16th), Marcelo Gomes - Basil, Guillaume Graffin - Gamache
Amercian Ballet Theater, La Fille Mal Gardée, Met Opera House, New York City, May 24 & 27, 2003; Nina Ananiashvili - Lise, Maxim Belotserkovsky - Colas, Guillaume Graffin - Widow Simone, Carlos Lopez - Alain
American Ballet Theater, La Bayadere, Met Opera House, New York City, May 10, 2003; Nina Ananiashvili - Nikiya, Gillian Murphy - Gamzatti, Julio Bocca - Solor
American Ballet Theater, Offenbach in the Underground, Met Opera House, New York City, May 6, 2003; Nina Ananiashvili - Operetta Star, Xiomara Reyes - Debutante, Stella Abrera - Queen of the Carriage Trade, Ethan Brown - Painter, Marcelo Gomes - His Imperial Excellency
ASWESEEIT from 1998 to 2002 - Archive of Friends of Nina reviews from 1998.