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Tara

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    retired proffessional dancer
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    Phoenix
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    AZ
  1. Tara

    Skorik

    My two cents....Paris.
  2. Tara

    Skorik

    I'd really like to see her in T-Pas. It's a big favorite of mine anyway and she has been on my radar regularly these days as one to watch. I have a feeling she could be a big star given the chance.
  3. Tara

    Skorik

    Agreed. Strangest casting I think maybe ever.
  4. Tara

    Skorik

    Ah, but doesn't Valdes take this more conservative placement in order to take an extremely extended balance which is simply not possible to hold in the overtly liberal placement used by Alina, Oxana and other uber long and flexy dancers in the pose. Both dancers are using variants of the technical aesthetics.... for polar opposite purposes and with the intent to achieve very different results. It's apples and oranges, in my humble opinion.
  5. Tara

    Skorik

    I understand what you mean, Bart, having hyper-extended knees myself. You've been right with everything you've said about them so far and the challenges they pose to dancers. Many dancers are hyper extended, giving them a curvier standing line in arabesque. It's in "fashion" now but definitely was not in the past. I also understand. My hyper extension is actually in the elbows and i fought against the backward bent look you describe my entire career and still to this day in tech. class. It's been a lifelong war for proper "line" and the hyper-extension wins 75% of the time, unfortunately.
  6. Tara

    Skorik

    Cygnet, Indeed that would be the same documentary. It is titled "A Beautiful Tragedy".
  7. Tara

    Skorik

    I read in an article about the documentary film which features her that Oxana scored at the top of her graduation class at Perm. This fact tells me that her major issue is NOT in knowing how to apply proper technique to her body. She seems to me to be a ballerina who has to think alot about her steps to manage them and doesn't just "dance" very often. This creates a very inconsistent performer both technically and dramatically. She does not (yet?) love herself in the same healthy way Somova does...another reason it is cruel to force her to sit under spotlights. It appears though from my impre
  8. Tara

    Skorik

    Me too. It has been the only "classical" role I have thoroughly enjoyed her in thus far. I like Alina in plenty of other works and I appreciate the obvious love that she has for dancing ( something either missing or stifled due to fear in Skorik) but her extreme physical attributes distort things too much for my taste in the traditional rep. Somova can do dramatics quite well too- which is another area not seemly strong for Skorik. Oxana (while way too thin in my opinion) has legs and lines for days and certainly deserves to be on a professional company stage. However she is no "Star" and I s
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