Posted 29 June 2002 - 07:07 PM
Wu Haiyan is not the most gifted girl among the NBC soloists, but she is the most hard working one.
Li Jun used to be Wang Qiming’s partner. Since Wang got a gold medal in Moscow last year, and she is dancing more principal roles, Li Jun dances with Wu Haiyan more.
NBC dancers have done very well in recent international competitions. I think one of the most important reasons is that they have a wonderful coach, Feng Ying.
Feng Ying herself used to be one of our best dancers in 1980s. She was sent to the Paris Opera and spent there a couple of years after graduation from the Beijing Dancer Academy. She became the Ballet Mistress of NBC in mid-1990s. Almost all girls trained by her got the gold medals in the competitions: Zhang Jian in Moscow 1997, Zhu Yan Varna in 1998, Wang Qiming in Moscow 2001 Meng Ningning in Nagoya 2002 and now Wu Haiyan.
I am proud of her.
Posted 01 July 2002 - 06:26 AM
You have a right to be proud, Hu Xinxin! The Chinese are on top yet again. Now, on to Varna!!!
Posted 04 July 2002 - 10:08 AM
Thanks for that wonderful link! It has more than just a chance interview; it has blow-by-blow reviews of each dancer by Renee Renouf, and pictures that I hadn't seen either on the USAIBC website or on the Clarion Ledger.
Though the competition is over, you can read Renouf's take on each of the competitors--a real find for those who had friends (and the children of friends) in the competition.
The index page is:
Posted 05 July 2002 - 08:34 AM
I enjoy the photos and MSGs very much.
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