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Bolshoi Ballet London Season 2006
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Author:  Cassandra [ Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:01 am ]
Post subject:  Shipulina's glide in Cinderella

In her review of Cinderella, Ana Abad-Carles refers to a step performed by Shipulina that the other Cinderellas never attempted:

In the variation of the second act, Shipulina performed a series of glides on her point shoes (in demi-point) that were simply gorgeous to watch and gave the character a especial quality of daringness and lightness.

Sadly I didn't see Shipulina in the role myself, but Ana wasn't the only ballet goer impressed this step and a number of people were discussing it. I recently discovered this clip on You Tube and now we can all see what it looked like.

Is it newly invented, or has someone seen something similar before?

Author:  KANTER [ Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:58 am ]
Post subject:  Pity anyone having to dance Nureyev's choreography...

can't ever recall the Paris lot performing that glide ... but it may have been one of the many black-out moments induced by Nureyev's "choreography".

(Advice to Wikipedia contributors: there is NO NAME for that step. It's like the bone in the human body called INNOMINATUS)

Wouldn't it have gone easier in Roller-blades, though?

Nor would Nureyev have objected, surely.

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