Fadeev Falls - injured - in DON Qfinal KennCenter perf, Jan 18 '09
Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:22 PM
I just got home after the last Kirov-Mariinsky performance of DON Q in DC. A great run ends on a sad note as the performance's Basil, Andrian Fadeev (one of the company's top male Principals), falls in the landing of a double-tour ('corkscrew jump") in the first diagonal of the Grand PDD's Coda. He got up and struggled off the stage on his own. Company Director -- also Fadeev's coach -- Yuri Fateev, who was sitting directly in front of me in the auditorium, lept to his feet and ran backstage. Fadeev never came back out. Just a a couple of minutes earlier, Fadeev had completed a SPECTACULAR solo in that pdd...he was dancing the start of that coda on a high -- huge leaps. Then the fall.
The ballet ended only with Kitri - Viktoria Tereshkina - in the middle of the stage, shedding tears. Don Quixote, V. Ponomaryev, escorted her to take her curtain call.
We are all in shock. No word yet on Fadeev's status and the details on the injury. He landed hard on his left foot. I pray that this beloved PRINCE of the Mariinsky be well and return ot the stage as soon as possible.
My review will follow in the usual thread on the run. For now, I do not have the heart to do a review.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:41 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 04:10 PM
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:43 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:59 PM
It looked like a serious injury, but the fact that he was able to smile and didn't appear to be in pain gives me hope - maybe it looked worse than it was. Here's hoping he recovers quickly and completely.
It sounded like the bad ankle bruise I suffered some 14 years ago--my feet was swelling and looked black for about three weeks, but I was able to be walking normally by the end of three weeks. Sounds like what American football players suffer every now and then.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:17 PM
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