Osipova's Swan Lake at Royal
Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:20 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:45 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:00 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:30 AM
And it's intriguing that Gomes is not cast at all for Swan Lake, even though he's dancing the week before in R&J and the week after in Sylvia. He partnered her in Swan last spring at Mikhailovsky, so he might be under consideration for ABT. But I'd also love to see him again with Murphy on 6/20 in Swan.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:35 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:05 AM
Coming back to her Odile I was very surprised that she substituted some very fast pirouettes for the fouetté sequence, only reverting to traditional fouettés half way through. In the third act her partner, Carlos Acosta, was on fire and gladdened the heart of us purists with his perfect doubles tours ending in perfect fifth positions – superb! He was a new partner for Osipova but their double work was impeccable and they seemed to have the beginnings of quite remarkable rapport.
Osipova is greatly admired in London and her fans were out in force from the length and breadth of Europe, the evening had a buzz to it that you don’t get very often at Covent Garden.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:32 PM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:09 AM
for her performance in "Swan Lake".
He must have seen the ballet a 100 plus times and his witticisms often abound and I am also sure he must echo Richard Buckle's pointed comment in a similar context of, "..one more "Nutcracker" nearer to death."
His review of Marienella Nunez in the same production a few days earlier was less enthusiastic.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:09 AM
She astonishes in all the ways you would expect of her. For Osipova is not merely a world-class, instinctive technician (though she is supremely that), but specifically a performer who, by some strange magic, appears to find it easier to be off the ground than on it: the air welcomes and embraces her like no other female dancer I have ever seen. The tiniest skip seems to send her soaring, and yet – however high, far, or fast she jumps – she miraculously manages to land in complete silence.
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