Miss Sadaise Arencibia, also promoted to Primera Bailarina.SB, DQ, Giselle, Sylvia clips...
Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:11 PM
Sleeping Beauty-(with Elier Bourzac, CNB Principal)
Act III PDD
Giselle-(with Jose M. Carreno, ABT Principal)
Act II solo
Don Quijote-(with Miguel Angel Blanco, Joffrey B. Principal)
Act III PDD
Sylvia PDD-(with Octavio Martin, CNB Principal)
Posted 10 September 2009 - 06:36 PM
I love her open shoulders and arms.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:15 PM
Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:59 PM
Posted 08 September 2011 - 12:13 PM
Miss Arencibia is one of the Cuban examples of the current trend affecting the ballet world today. Tall, elegant, lyric, long limbed, thin ballerina who seems to be always trying to look for the perfect placement and posture, but lacking in old school force and solid technique, which is the complete opposite case with Valdes.
One of Arencibia's faults IMO, is the tendency to pose as a way to accent the music, instead of actually moving to it in order to convey emotion. So in that sense I can sort of agree with you on "trying to look for perfect placement...". But even then, she still has the sort of old skool quality that I admire in Cuban dancers, say what you will about her look or build. The Cuban quality of actual dancing and clean technique that they and POB dancers have, over the floridly affected manner of dancing that many Mariinsky ballerinas adopt at the expense of technique especially footwork or petit allegro. Arencibia does look different in physique from other BNC ballerinas, so I don't know if that has any influence on how she uses her Cuban schooling to accentuate it.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:28 PM
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