Catherine Pawlick wrote:
I could do with a little Jardin Anime right about now. It has been a while since I've seen that... it is just so lovely to watch.
Catherine, here's wishing you all the "Jardin Animes" that life and the Kirov dancers can bring you !!
These are some personal Highlight impressions from the first ten days. Hopefully some of you who were at the performances will recognize some of my descriptions and/or share some of my imagery.
A Concerto-Like Way Of Dancing
Balancing Beautifully----in one sequence after another in Don Quixote.
Reaching Out To Space Like A Statueque Materpiece In Motion
Wonderful, linear, Statuesque dancing----solos in Paquita, La Bayadere, Don Quixote and duet dancing in Raymonda.
Women's Corps De Ballet
Absolutely Magnificent Aura In The Entrance Of The Shades----led by Yana Selina (La Bayadere) !
Extremely lovely as the Sylphs of Chopiniana-Les Sylphides. Wonderful everywhere.
A Circle Of Absolutely Marvelous Jumps With Leg In Remarkably Beautiful Attitude Position----her second La Bayadere
A moment of Exquisite Statuesque Beauty her first La Bayadere. Beautiful statuesque dancing in her second and third (two nights in a row) La Bayaderes. Compelling Facial Expression in the second of these two La Bayaderes.
Beautiful, Lighter-Than-Air Radiant Dancing----in Chopiniana-Les Sylphides and Diana And Acteon.
Two huge lighter-than-air jumps of her own, two nights in a row, during massive ovations for one of Mikhail Lobukhin bravura jump sequences.
Compelling Dancing As The Lead Women's Corps De Ballet Shade
Richly Developed Solo Dancing----in Raymonda, Paquita and Chopiniana-Les Sylphides