Must Odile do fouettees?
Posted 08 May 2008 - 01:17 AM
Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:07 PM
It does make one feel that an attitude of feminine triumphalism ("I LOVE this power!") makes the fouettes work best. Is that the case with Odile, too? (It helps that Supphosova's partner is a dimwitted young man who makes much too much out of his VERY long sequence of simple changements immediately following her triumph.)
Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:53 AM
was reading through peoples' comments on Odile and her fouettes when I came across someone's comments on Makarova. She came to guest with my company in Swan Lake and I consider her to be the definative Odette/Odile but I do concede that there were nights where she struggled with those damned fouettes. It didn't alter the fact though that she was one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation.
someone else asked what do ballerinas substitute fouettes with (apart from obvious pique turns). someone at the Royal Ballet (i think it was nadia nerina) reportedly did 32 entrechat six instead. she could do the fouettes effortlessly as well.
thanks for the great site
Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:33 AM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:30 AM
It's so hard to do that I've only seen a very small of ballerinas on video do it: Ulyana Lopatkina and Svetlana Zakharova on DVD home video, Alicia Alonso, Maria Alexandrova, and a couple of others on online video.
Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:27 AM
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