... moments of exceptional beauty. Her lines are incredible.
..., see a regal port de bras, see those legs, feet, and turnout...
I know this is me, but THAT is exactly the point. I can't bear ballerinas that are making spectators see ballet as an endless sequence of posing and placement, hence distracting them from the very esence of the art form: MOVEMENT-(including turns and jumps). I learned the beauty of the art from ballerinas with less than perfect lines-(usually rather stocky and muscled)- who were able to take absolute control over movement. Movement should be completely molded and conquered by the ballerina, ultimately winning the latter one, not the other way around. Skorik looks like a slave of it...always going thru it with great pain, seemingly wanting to cease it to luxuriate in her habitat...the motionless moments of beautiful posing. I'm not bying it. I feel cheated by her twisting of the concept.
Give me the Lepeshinskayas, Charins and Valdeses of ballet...give me the short, strong amazons who CAN do everything with no fear and greatness. I'll pass the rest.