She was the Czardas lead. That kind of dancing had never been a big thrill for me until I saw her. She was amazing. So full of energy and passion.
ABT fall season 2014October 22-November 2, 2014
Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:11 AM
Not sure Raymonda is a big seller among all but insular ballet groupies. It is one thing to see Sergeyev at 38 dancing with Dudinskaya at 36 in filmed excerpts of the dream scene in Act I and the marriage divertissement which closes the ballet produced more than 65 years ago. It is quite another for general audiences to experience a tale of often slow moving medieval chivalry with a danseur who does not have too many appearances during the entire stage time to not that generally in the public domain Glazounov music. The excerpts and the full length ballet are more specialty pieces for a specific ballet audience.
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