None of the discussion that took place in the Fall 2012 lost any actuality.
It is amazing that Fateyev slandered his own dancers. Very strange.
I find it ironic that in the thread started in anticipation of Skoryk's opening night performance of «Swan Lake» in California, not a single person reported on that performance. A catastrophe occurred, as some feared, in the fouettés. This did not prevent Fateev to give her 4 more «Swan Lakes» during that tour. In Berkeley, however, he decided to place Kondaurova on the opening night. I enjoyed that performance tremendously in spite of the fact that apart from Adagio, Kondaurova was not particularly subtle as Odette, while her Odile was marred by quite a few small lapses and her fouettés were weak.
Yes, it is unfortunate that when Skorik has had her most disastrous fouettes, nobody was around to film her. In opening night at Costa Mesa, the impressario, Sergei Danilian, was so upset that the opening star would mess up so horribly. Of course, her worst fouettes were in her debut in the Black Swan pas de deux in Miami Beach which was witnessed by miamicubanboy, who often writes on this forum and stated that that experience of disastrous Skorik was his most miserable ballet experience ever.
Skorik, thanks to the casting policies of Yuri Fateyev, is the world's greatest ballerina at making people suffer through their most miserable ballet experience ever. Yes, Skorik is great at making people suffer, but she is way down the totem pole when compared to mediocre ballerinas. Sergei Danilian would testify that his most horrific ballet experience was when Skorik floundered, unlike a swan in her disastrous fouettes on opening night of the 2012 California tour. Miamicubanboy has written that his experience watching Skorik in Miami Beach with her horrific fouettes was his worst ballet experience ever.
My most horrific ballet experience in my almost 55 years of watching ballet was when Skorik did the hopping ballonnees in Giselle's act 1 variation. Her first ballonnee was on pointe and after she fell off pointe after her first ballonnee, she never even attempted to get back on pointe. I have seen young Vaganova students stay on pointe in ballonnees much longer than that one time Skorik did it.
When Skorik was shown in her famous disaster video which she forced Fateyev to have removed from youtube, people thought that it was an extensive search for her miserable errors, when in actuality , no search was necessary. Every time that I saw her dance a significant solo role or principal role, she made disastrous mistakes in every performance that it became a personal nightmare to me, always questioning "How can Fateyev keep giving her roles after all these mistakes in every performance".