Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gruppirovka Leningrad goes Lithuania

It is too bad I missed this concert at the Forum Palace recently.  Leningrad reformed last year and has revived its raucous rhythms from the late 90s, which bespoke the turbulent nature of Russia during that time.  They hooked up with the Tiger Lilies at one point, collaborating on an album in 2005, but it pretty much flew under the radar screen.  Not everyone's cup of tea, but these guys and gal (Yuliya Kogan) sure can jam,


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pas de deux

It's a black day in Moscow when the Bolshoi loses two of its premier dancers, Ivan Vasilev and Natalia Osipova, to the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.