How does one determine whether or not something is ballet or modern dance. PC gone amuck, where anybody can call itself ballet.
Sure-fire giveaway: If the women are in pointe shoes, it's ballet; if the dancers are barefoot, it's modern.
The first scenes in the promo video show the dancers off point though wearing shoes meant to look, from a distance, like point shoes. However, here is a photo of one of the company's ballerinas (Tatiana Gladkih) on
This may be "comedy," but I suspect that many who come in order to laugh will find themselves getting hooked as the performance goes on.
There's something quite touching about many of the images. Not the arm-waving Romantic stuff, which looks like a parody of a Trock parody of company of imitation dancers. But, I find the clips of modern numbers, especially the piece with the women all in red, to have a strange kind of loveliness. Maybe it's the loveliness of performers who love what they are doing and give it their all.
The vision of big women being adored and pursued by slim, no-fat, buff, good-looking guys is also refreshing.