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fififi

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  1. Could anybody please explain what happened to Skorik's right foot at 5.05?
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    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.
  3. 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 (whatever this means). Of couse, no ballerina is perfect, however, most dancers performing leading roles kept inspiring me except for a few. Skorik is one, and, she belongs to the Mariinsky. Empirically speaking, it seems obvious that Skorik is on her way to the top, that is, imho, wrong. I have looked for the reason why Fateyev gives Skorik so many principal roles. I only found this and put a partial translation using google: http://vppress.ru/st...-ne-verte-16311 "- Actually, Oksana scold ... - And who scold? Oksana, like any dancer can like and do not like it. But it has a unique texture, and do not use it would be a crime. These legs like hers, it is difficult to find. In addition, it has depth, there is an inner peace. She just needs time to open up. She is a born Odetta - not going anywhere." There are so many female dancers with great feet/legs like Skorik's and also, her face is not really pretty. Consequently, I cannot help concluding that the reason why Fateyev gives Skorik principal roles must lie else where. I strongly feel that Skorik should never be a principal dancer and would be willing to help to avoid this at all cost.
  4. Have you seen Skorik's Kitri debut recently? She was truely awful with no musicality, no gracefulness, no expressing upper body, no acting skills, etc...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 just so ghostly. Skorik also made me very nervous because she was very nervous - I was very unconfortable to see her dance with my psych like this. The rest of the company were brilliant as mumwang described! After the 2nd act, Evseeva danced her Gamzatti so beatifully perpect, she received so many bravos whereas Skorik got one from my husband (ie he did it sarcastically). I saw Yelena Yevteyeva, the current Skorik's coach in the audience during the 2nd interval. She was on her own sitting in her seat looking really melancholic. In all, I really believe that Skorik is not worth having these people working for her. I subsequently submitted a questionnaire sheet given earlier and spoke to one of the staff members of Japan Arts so that they convey my message to the CEO of the company as well as to Fataev. I did not pay JPY20,000+ to see that Nikiya.
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