Thanks, Cassandra, for your thoughts. I don't know the Paris Opera Ballet Dancers very well and appreciation can be very personal sometimes, so I'm glad to know that you share my feelings about Myriam Ould-Braham. The more I watch the video, the more I realize the enchantment qualities that she possesses.
I have to admit to loving a sort of 'silly looking' expression that I think that I am sometimes seeing on her face. Maybe it's just me. I remember a Cary Grant movie, where he says to his wife, "But I love those silly hats that you wear!"
Along with the 'enchantment' and the undefinable 'lovability,' I also see a very serious artist who has perfected her statement of exceptional beauty. It's all part of the equation, I guess.
Since we're at the POB for the moment, another possible *Butterfly* that I love very much is Delphine Moussin. She is near retirement, but her artistic expression knocks me over every time that I have had the great pleasure of seeing her perform.
I didn't mean to crowd your post, Cassandra, but I just found this at Maria Kochetkova's (confirmed *Butterfly* (see above)) twitter site and had to post it.http://twitter.com/#!/Balletrusse
"Covent Garden station emergency stairs instead of rehearsals this week."
(with picture of sign reading)
"Emergency Stairs. This stairway has a 193 steps."http://instagr.am/p/PT9Et/
I guess that *Butterflies* can have pretty good senses of humor as well.