Hi Catherine & Natalia!
Thank you both for fleshing out all
that I tried to restrain re Somova. I was trying to end my earlier 'rant' on a high note (i.e. diplomatically)
. Know that we three are in complete agreement
! I've found in the abyss
of this Somova Fatigue
that there simply aren't enough adjectives to describe her.
Kudos to Mary Cargill
! Her critique has just as much gravitas
as Eric Taub's, who described her as:
" . . . a peroxide blonde with the odd root showing,"
" . . . danced Shades like the whole thing was just a bunch of dull stuff between opportunities to show how high she can kick (I give her points for doing, or rather trying, doubles in both directions while holding the scarf, though.) And those arms. Dear God. And those jetes where she'd kick her front foot up so high it was like the prow of a Viking warship. Truly, truly ugly."
Natalia, in responose to your earlier point, I agree:
Somova is the lone ranger. She goes onstage and does
exactly as she pleases
. Apparently, her
attitude shows that she, 1) doesn't care, and 2) has no
respect whatsoever for the authorities
and traditions of the Maryinsky Theatre.
What's mind boggling is that she got past 'GO' in the first place,
and wasn't weeded out in the beginning
. Hopefully, this
tragic-comedy won't continue. It's my fervent hope that when
(if), the next Administration assumes power, the Somova Campaign
will be shut down permanently.