I mean, I know that she was a virtuoso, but cud it be THAT VIRTUOSO? Or maybe the video was altered somehow...
Apart from that, I admired the fact that the focus of her performance was artistry all along the ballets she danced, not only virtuosity. Maybe after one virtuoso display she did very simple steps, so you was that her objective was NOT to show how good she was, in the tecnical sense.
She seemed to have a perfect sense of what a truly prima was, and of the difference between a virtuoso and an artist.
Can anyone still clarify this issue of the 5 pirouettes for me? I find it hard to believe!!!
Silvy-I can absolutely attest to the fact that Alicia could turn. I was a member of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and saw her do some amazing pirouettes numerous times. After class one day she did NINE pirouettes on pointe. She just got "stuck" on balance, as it were. I was standing not more than ten feet away at the time and counted every one of them.