Nina Ananiashvili Dances The Dying Swan In Tokyo 1991

I was here in Japan as the Berlin Wall was no more, and soon the Soviet Union also was no more a union. Imagine how these artists felt as they were so warmly welcomed in Tokyo, Japan. Things change.

Nina Ananiashvili dances The Dying Swan in Tokyo 1991

Nina Ananiashvili dances "The Dying Swan"
(Music by C. Saint-Saens; Choreography by M. Fokine)
In 1991, a troupe of international ballet stars, headed by the brilliant young Russian ballerina Nina Ananiashvili, visited Japan, presenting a program which underscored the considerable talents of a new generation of virtuoso dancers. Program includes Le Spectre de la Rose, The Dying Swan, Scenes from Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, The Flower Festival at Genzano, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, La Bayadère, La Sylphide, Giselle, Don Quixote, and others. Dancers include Farukh Ruzimatov, Rose Gad, Yury Posokhov, Vadim Pisarev, and Aleksei Fadeechev. The 21st Century Orchestra; Aleksandr Sotnikov, conductor. Live Performance, December 3, 1991.

Hokkaido, northern Japan, has so many amazing lakes, where swans gather and rest... as they migrate. Lake Toya, Lake Utonai, Lake Tofutsuko, Lake Kussharo...



Video: Dutch wildlife & nature photographer Marsel van Oosten.

As we try to make a living, making money, paying this tax and that, doing the best we can: there is also the insight that we are so terribly poor. We just have no idea how to manage. Human beings, hard at work, we make all the effort, but we just have no clue how to survive on this beautiful planet. Why is that?

At the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Hokkaido, migrating birds know where to go, since ancient times.



Photo: Pixelchrome

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