So they are “hot” ballet dancers. Good!

IV&MV

I liked this article in Tatler (RU), with lots of beautiful photos that associate ballet in people’s minds with young, sexy and fashionable dancers. Excellent!

So they are “hot”, a charming couple that young people can identify themselves with, as they do with sport, music, movie stars – why not ballet stars? People under 35 that do not dance are underrepresented in ballet audiences, I bet because of ballet’s old-fashioned image. But even ballet is changing, so let them be lured in any way to a ballet evening – let them see Ivan Vasiliev dance just once…

I’m sorry for all defenders of ballet’s outworldly purity, but we live in 2015

Link to the whole series of photos in Tatler:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.757982010946729.1073742058.116589208419349&type=1

Now it’s Natalia Osipova…

Ballet is ruthlessly darwinian

This is the headline of Luke Jenning’s review of ROH Don Quixote, on the 20th Dec, when Natalia Osipova falled during Act 1, and injured badly her leg.

She could not go on after Act 1, and was replaced by Akane Takada.  It’s her third injury since joining ROH.

I have no other information about it, I only hope she is lucky, and it was more painful than serious!!!!  Good and speedy recovery, fair Queen!

That are still no news about Vasiliev ‘s health, either.

I will try no to make such a fuss this time, because in the mean time I realized dancers keep usually a low-profile about their injures – it makes sense, if you think about it – but it’s hard on their fans, not to know what happened and when we can expect them back.

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/dec/23/don-quixote-review-osipova-fall-takeda-triumph-dangers-of-ballet

 

 

Moonstruck!

Are YOU moonstruck?  Well, I am!!  Full moon, to me, means imsonia (more than usual)!

I certainly can vow for this Milena Sidorowa’s piece! I had to laugh aloud as I watched it, it’s SO perfect! At  2:23,  that’s me, at 5:00 in the morning, beyond all rational thinking,  daydreaming (I mean, dawndreaming) about being a dancer again…

Milena Sidorowa is a talented young dancer and choreographer, there are few clips (look in her YouTube’s channel ‘waltzish’), but I like them, they are expressive, fluid, and fun choreographies  (although her Spider choreography belongs more to a ‘What’s your Talent Show’…) – she´s certainly one of the ‘off-limits’, irrepressible ones I like so much!