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  1. It seems that every dancer wears tight tubes when they practice. Here are 2 examples: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwDse2ql-74 (at 8:50) - Maximova - she seems to just wear 2 tubes that start from ankles to hips; Vasiliev - he seems to wear a pair of tubes also. 2. (at 0:50)Sara Mearns - she wraps a plastic film underneath the tube on her lower leg I am curious what these tubes are called. Where could you buy them? If I know the right name, I guess I can Google and I may find them at Amazon. But, I don't know what the name is.
  2. I think the Chinese name "倒踢紫金冠" is very similar, as in this Youtube video --> Unfortunately, the dancer didn't jump. She just made a back kick with her upper body arched back. So, it may not be called by the same ballet name.
  3. The Kitri entry jump peaks when the legs are both horizontal and upper body is vertical and it doesn't arch toward either leg. The jump that I asked peaks when the legs are at about 45 degree angle (one forward, one backward), and the upper body arches back toward the back leg. So, I don't think they should be called by the same name. But, I may be wrong.
  4. Sorry, I didn't mean the Kitri entry jump! I meant the jumps she made before she made the spins. If you start at the 18" mark on this Youtube video ( ), you'll see it.
  5. On the DVD cover page, the female dancer makes this move: http://www.amazon.com/Minkus-Quixote-Terekhova-Ruzimatov-Ponomaryov/dp/B0006212TU/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1406740913&sr=8-5&keywords=don+quixote+ballet What's the name for this move? Thanks!
  6. According to this page, she was coached by Maximova at the Bolshoi. I have only seen this Giselle on DVD. I like it very much!
  7. j1yuan

    Yuan Yuan Tan

    The web site has changed a bit. Now, the link for this page is --> http://www.sfballet.org/company/dancers/principals/Yuan_Yuan_Tan
  8. j1yuan

    Evgenia Obraztsova

    Thanks for the hint! I viewed the one that she commented about the dance. Maximova was held up by Vasiliev in one hand and he walked several steps with her. The view was spectacular. Too bad her partner isn't able to do it. Her size is like Maximova's. If he is as good as Vasiliev, I think he would have done it. She seems to have better steps and spins than Maximova did in the 1987 video. Of course, Maximova was too old at that time. When she was younger, I guess her steps and spins were just as good as Obraztsova's. I wish Obraztsova's full-length video can be had soon. I mean the Nutcracker. It is available yet?
  9. j1yuan

    Evgenia Obraztsova

    As Mariinsky's web site, she is no longer listed. I guess it's fitting that she dances at Bolshoi. She is like the late Maximova. I hope that she will dance the Nutcracker. I like Maximova's Nutcracker very much. I think Obraztsova will shine no less.
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