Renata Rodrigues, on 07 January 2013 - 01:53 PM, said:
Unfortunately no joke, Natalia. If you think this is bad, check this out:
....Sleeping Beauty Jewels clip....
What makes me most sad about Don Quixote on the 16th is to see talented girls like Nadia Batoeva and Daria Vanestsova as adjuncts.
Renata, I know that you meant well but I got full-metal indigestion, after seeing the rough-cut sapphire between sterling silver and 24-karat gold. In addition to the flapping port de bras, Kampa's big weakness seems to be the huff-n'-puff facial exp
ression with open mouth, gasping for air. Lavrinenko & Chereskevich are cool, calm & collected - every inch the aristocrats, flanking the huff-n'-puff gal. THEN the piece de resistance: Valeria Martinyuk's Diamond/Fairy Brilliant enters the stage and WOW! My indigestion totally cured.
As for Batoeva, she was BORN to be a Kitri, a 100% natural Latina-looking spitfire, with the technique, proportions and schooling to shine in the role. She should be Kitri and not just one of the 2 friends here. (She and Frolova were the super-surprises of the recent Kennedy Center Cinderellas
.) Vasnetsova is truly beautiful, elegant and properly schooled; at least she gets a decent solo in her role on the 16th. It will be interesting to see Kitri and Dryad dancing in the Dream Scene, side by side.