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fififi

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About fififi

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    Ballet Alert!

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Irina Kolpakova
  • City**
    Tokyo
  • State (US only)**, Country (Outside US only)**
    Japan
  1. fififi

    Skorik

    Catherine, thanks very much. It is very interesting. I did not know that Skorik has been criticised in Russia to the extent that a news paper journalist mentioned in an interview.
  2. fififi

    Skorik

    Helene, thank you for the warning. I understand that you incur rules based on what you believe is right. There is a strong reason to express whatever I think is right. I was brought up with the belief that a prima ballerina has everything, a beautiful face, beautiful body, solid technique, virtuosity, stage presence, charisma, gracefulness, and so on. I have spent so much time and money to see ballet performances hoping to see such a prima ballerina in the last 20 years. Some might say that I am sill not to be qualified to commnet on dancers' performances simply because I am not an expert
  3. fififi

    Skorik

    I was there on 29th Nov 2012. Yes, Kondaurova was absolutely spot on beatiful and displayed solid dance. However, Kolb was awful. His choreography was simplified, yet, he made so many step and posing mistakes. Disaster, it was. Their height balance was not good either - as you all know, Katya is really tall where as Kolb is not tall enough for her. I therefore, am afraid, cannot help casting doubt about your comment on Skorik's Swan Lake.
  4. fififi

    Skorik

    I disagree. I guess that some individuals simply cannot accept the current fashion in the world of ballet and keep stickinig to the tradisional and classical styles. Still, one is entitled to saying whatever s/he feels like.
  5. fififi

    Skorik

    In fact, Alina Somova is my favourite, too. It was extremely unfortunate that the originally scheduled Alina's performance was indeed substituted by Skorik, with which I saw - Japan Arts refused to refund the tickets.
  6. fififi

    Skorik

    On the issues (?) of Somova vs Skorik, I totally agree with you, Birdsall. It is just ridiculous to compare Skorik with Somova as they are in different leagues.
  7. fififi

    Skorik

    I simply cannot agree to that Skorik part. I am afraid that it was the worst Nikiya I have ever seen. The 1st act went okay but her 2nd and 3rd were truly awful. The solo part in the 2nd act (poisonous snake bit), it was clear that she could not act at all, danced spasmodically, with no musicality whatsoever. In the third act, she made so many step mistakes - she definitely has some chronic injury in her left leg - and no emotional connection with Shklyarov. Her physique is just anorexic with her ribs so noticeable, which, people may call beautiful? Yes, it was out of this world indeed j
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