Fred Astaire In Heaven !
This could have been the title for the first dance by Maria Shirinkina and Filipp Styopin in Jerome Robbin's "In The Night."
(Of possible interest. Apparently Fred Astaire was George Balanchine's favorite male dancer.)
Another Great Evening !
An All Chopin Evening.
"Chopiniana"/"Les Sylphides" (Michel Fokine)
"In The Night" (Jerome Robbins)
"Without" (Benjamin Millepied)
Could any dance be more beautiful than "In The Night."
Maria Shirinkina and Filipp Styopin
Alina Somova and Yevgeny Ivanchenko
Ulyana Lopatkina and Danila Korsuntsev
Ulyana Lopatkina -- Could anyone else in the world move the way that she does.
Alina Somova, Anastasia Matvienko, Irina Golub....
Alina Somova -- She can probably write her own ticket in the world of dance. It would appear that the Mariinsky realized this a long, long time ago. I will try to give you a few more reasons why at another time.
Anastasia Matvienko -- Wonderful !
Margarita Frolova -- She was the lady in green and she was great. She so well adapted herself to this work. They all were great.
Written On The Air -- Absolutely Beautiful As Usual !
Yekaterina Osmolkina, Xenia Ostreikovskaya, Yana Selina and Alexander Parish.
"Still on a high from dancing Don Quixote last night! What an amazing experience:) Can't wait to dance it again sometime!"
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[Correction made above. Apparently it was Margarita Frolova, who was the dancer in green in "Without," instead of Irina Golub (in purple). I'm still very impressed, after seeing some pictures, by how different Irina Golub looks and how well she also adapted herself to this unfamiliar style.]