Well Xoreograf, it seems to me that you must be talking about a different place called Moscow to the one I have visited many times, where I have seen Tsiskaridze hailed by the public as the greatest living dancer in the whole world. A frenzy of response surrounds his dancing akin to worship of a God, such passions does he rouse in the audience. I think it is not Tsiskaridze who is out of tune with Moscow, but Moscow and the rest of the world who is out of tune with you Xoreograf.
Of course we all have different personal taste in dance qualities, however people who focus on femininity in a male dancer as a personal problem / issue suggests to me that the problem is resting for sure with them, not with the dancer. For many of us it is precisely this quality of softness, suppleness, refined elegance and romantic majesty, which you lable simply as feminine, possessed by Nikolai, which, amongst many other qualities, make him a truly great, unique and inspired artist. This quality which you deride, contrary to being a fault is infact a great strength for Tsiskaridze, because in essense he is dancing true to himself, and it is only through truth that great art has ever been created.
I am sure some of his colleagues in the theatre may well, as you suggest regard him as a joke. Do you know why? Simply because they are jealous that they cannot also achieve such artistic perfection. Jealousy inspires all sorts of strange reactions in human beings, and people actually become extremely irrational in their judgements when they are so. As a poster above suggested it seems S Filin has recently been praising Nikolai, well this is because Sergei is also a great dancer himself, a very special and talented artist who has no need to feel jealous of Tsiskaridze. Those around him that are artistically inferior however will not surprise us if they chide and spread nonsense about scandals from the shadows. I do not know if Volechkova is one such person, but she is certainly someone who needed scandals to make her famous, seeing as her dancing was never destined to do so. For sure however that whatever some deriders may say, Nikolai's fame has spread throughout the world and justly so - the Time Out guide to Moscow in reference to the balletic life of the city says there are ultimately two dancers that you must see as unmissable on any trip to Moscow, one is Chernobrovkina, and the other, of course is.....Tsiskaridze. Tellin it from THE source, as they say.
Nikolai's genius on stage is incandescent, and therefore by it's very nature some people, like Xoreograf, will be blinded by it. It's just too brilliant for some people to see, for them to comprehend. I can only suggest in such a case that when you see him in performance, just try to focus on one moment, distill one single image, one single movement, one glance, one detailed placement of a limb, one flash of the body in flight - hold the moment and think, really think, about what you have just witnessed. Revalation will follow for sure. Watching Nikolai dance is like looking directly at the Sun - brilliant, powerful and awe inspiring. Some people bathe in it, some people need to blink and re-focus, but ultimately it's magic will enrich us all.