This is a review that I posted elsewhere of Oxana Skorik's two "Swan Lake" performances two weeks ago in Naples, Italy.
This is from the only press review (GBOPERA Magazine) that I've seen of the performances.
"An Odette / Odile technically flawless, beautiful long lines, sustained, even more deserving of praise for having been danced with delicate lyricism suited to the role, especially in the "White" Pas de deux, the end of which unleashed a veritable ovation, supported even by the members of the orchestra! The most difficult parts were carried out smoothly and with poetic ease, thanks to the fine use of the arms, real swan wings. Refined and sober, she appeared perfect in the role of Odette…."
(translated from italian. thanks to NEOPHYTE at Dansomanie for posting this)
http://www.gbopera.i... ... di-napoli/
" ….[an ovation] supported even by the members of the orchestra! "
If this is true than I'm indeed impressed.
I saw both of her performances and they were outstanding. I agree with what this reviewer has written. I do have to add one fact. In neither performance of the Act II White Swan duet were the two overhead lifts performed. This possibly was a partnering issue. Oxana Skorik, at least on point, is taller than Vladimir Shklyarov (her partner in both performances), and someone may have chosen not to include them, because of difficulty. (I did once see an entire series of Mariinsky Swan Lakes where almost everyone omitted these lifts, although this is not usually done) In an internet video of Swan Lake, danced with Timur Askerov, she performs all the lifts in the entire ballet with confidence and immense beauty. These two lifts were the only elements in both performances that she omitted that I noticed. Although there was at times a sign of tenseness, all the other technical challenges were handled flawlessly.
I continue to feel that she has the ability to be one of the finest ballerinas of our times. Perhaps she already is.
Vladimir Shklyarov was her partner.