Posted 27 September 2003 - 04:37 PM
Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:08 AM
Their position and placement of the attitude leg. One could see the difference between Vaganova and Cecchetti during the Rose Adagio in Sleeping Beauty when balancing in attitude.
In the Kirov's, the foot is higher than the knee, but the knee doesn't drop
Juxtaposed to a Cecchetti trained dancer - though not necessarily La Scala? - the hip is square and the knee is lifted and higher than the foot.
Also, Kirov's 'a la seconde' arm is strong, held, and almost by the shoulder - not level though. Other styles have it lower.
Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:24 AM
How about their expression? I think only the Kirov can look that serious at times, for they've received such discipline.
A performance by the Kirov just seems so futuristic, so bold and demanding, so BAM! compared to other style's softness.
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