Discovering Ludmilla (POB)Someone new to admire.
Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:09 PM
Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:59 AM
Personally, I like her a lot. She has a very clean style and a very calm stage presence. I'd love to see her in Balanchine.
Here's her variation from the Concours where she was promoted to Premiere Danseuse - Robbins's "Other Dances"
She also has an official website http://ludmilapagliero.com/ and is on Twitter
@ludmilapagliero (although neither is particularly active).
Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:57 AM
Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:11 AM
Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:44 PM
Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:48 AM
Seeing the one clip above (thanks, cinnamonswirl) I think that[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4] Ludmilla Pagliero is a sumptuous, mellifluous ballerina. I think the same about Myriam Ould-[/size][/font]Braham[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4].[/size][/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4] I can see how public opinion can fall into two camps. However, I challenge the age-old practice in ballet: why must one dancer [/size][/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4]b[/size][/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4]e pitted against another as if there can only [/size][/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4]b[/size][/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=4]e one winner? [/size][/font]
I totally agree, she has had to compete on the same level as all the other dancers at POB to achieve her status, and I hope they will promote her to Etoile, as she is really worthy of the title. Why should where a dancer comes from or was trained matter, surely it is their talent and qualities that matter. I think the POB should be pleased and proud to have her in the company, as she could have stayed at ABT, Being selfish I am glad she is in Paris, as it makes it feasible for me to see her live, rather than having to go to the USA.. I too like Myriam Ould Braham, but do not think she has as much lyrical expression or charm as Ludmilla Pagliero.
It brings to mind the case of Paloma Herrara of ABT whio is also from Argentina and equally a good dancer. I am slso very pleased to hear that she has been filmed for the DVD of La Source, it should be very good. Hopefully it will be out quickly.
Ludmilla actually mentioned on her internet site that she had been "working on" sleeping beauty with Aurtelie Dupont earlier
and I wondered if she meant they were both cast in it, or that Aurelie was coaching her. That would be a most interesting combination whatever the circumstanxces were. I still think Aurelie is brilliant, but she .has compatition with Ludmilla, who knows maybe she can fill her pointe shoes despite their different styles when Aurelie retires
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:24 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:56 AM
Personally, I like her dancing very much, but to me she is more a very good premiere danseuse than étoile. She simply doesn't have the aura that makes some dancers true principals. That said, I'm happy for her. In the right roles she is very good. She was fantastic as Paquita, and she's also excellent in the current Ek/Robbins bill.
I do think it's a pity the administration chose to promote her as Gamzatti though, since I find her disappointing in the pas d'action (technically she is just not on the level of Dorothée Gilbert or even Emilie Cozette. If you compare videos of them on YT you'll see what I mean), although she is very convincing in the mimed confrontation with Nikiya. It would have been more fitting, IMO, to promote her after a performance of the Ek/Robbins evening, where she really very good. Although obviously that wouldn't have been as dramatic as a nomination during a live HD broadcast.
As for Froustey ... it must be heartbreaking to get your big break AND get the chance to do the HD transmission and then be injured.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:28 PM
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