Anastasia Volochkova is a Russian prima ballerina trained in the Vaganova Ballet Academy by Natalia Dudinskaya, who was a famous pupil of Agrippina Vaganova. She then danced with the Mariinsky Ballet for four years and won the Serge Lifar Competition in Kiev in 1996.
In September 2003 Volochkova was fired by the Bolshoi administration amid accusations that she had become too fat and that male dancers had refused to work with her because of her height and weight, allegations which she emphatically denied. After a media storm subsided, she was invited by Yuri Grigorovich to work as a prima ballerina in a theatre he runs in Krasnodar.
Too fat? I don’t think so. The video is her dancing to “Adiemus” sung by Miriam Stockley, enjoy.
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Yelle, the French singer who rose to fame via MySpace just released a new video of her song Je veux te voir (which was actually written two years ago). Singing and dancing aside, the detailed use of colour should be noted. The wardrobe and the art director were clearly working together. From the walls to the floor to the hat to the shoes, it’s flawless. They colours complement each other and Yelle perfectly. (Hell even the extras look hot with those colours)
Her official web site: http://www.yelle.fr/ (Which, again, the use of colour is PERFECT)
Her MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/iloveyelle
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Not long after he came out from the closet, Michael Stipe is declaring something on his band mates’ behalf. My immediate reaction: “LOL”
R.E.M.’s new record Accelerate is out April 1
Pre Order: http://tinyurl.com/2e8gpe
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This may not come as a surprise, but Michael Stipe, the lead vocal of R.E.M. is indeed gay. He talked to Spin Magazine about his coming out story.
“It was super complicated for me in the ’80s. I was totally open with the band and my family and my friends and certainly the people I was sleeping with. I thought it was pretty obvious. Now I recognize that to have public figures be very open about their sexuality helps some kid somewhere out there.”
Yeah, who’d knew?
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The best DJ of the world, (really, he’s been voted for 3 consecutive years by DJ Magazine) who once played for the Olympic games audience, is spinning for the world again in Tiësto Elements of Life World Tour 2008. This Dutch DJ who goes by an Italian twist of his childhood nickname started his career back in 1985 and is still alive and spinning. The tour is to support his newest album which was released back in April 2007 which was nominated for a Grammy in the category “Best Electronic/Dance Album.”
For schedules and tickets, check the official website.
Here’s a clip of the show in Netherlands
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Who will ever forget The Cranberries’ Zombie from the album No Need to Argue in 1994? he single has sold 2 million copies alone, and the song, since its release in late 1994, has been performed on every live tour. It’s still one of the most popular songs today.
Bad Girl by Madonna, the third single from her 1992 album Erotica. Many fans regard it as one of Madonna’s best ballads. Negative reception of the video criticizes the topic of misogynistic murder of women as too extreme for a pop video that is about a doomed relationship, highlighting America’s obsession with serial killers and violence. It was certainly the time when smoking was still cool.
Say you’ll be there, yet another one of Spice Girl’s single that was certified platinum. Released in 1996 and hit the world’s top charts by 1997. Written by the Spice Girls themselves, with the help of Jonathan Buck and Eliot Kennedy. The girls are dressed as techno-warriors with the style of futuristic high-tech ninjas, marking the pop culture of film during the late 90s.
Song 2, possibly the most well known song Blur has ever recorded. Released in 1997, still remains their biggest hit to date. I think we can all remember the “WOO HOO” from this song right? (If not, you simply did not exist in the 90s) It has been used in countless occasions and advertisements. WOO HOO!
Sarah Mclachlan – I will remember you. The song first appeared in 1995 as a sound track for a movie, but it wasn’t a hit until she released a live version of the song in 1999. A bit late, but still made it to a 90s hit.
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