I met and briefly interviewed the phenomenal 24-year-old Bolshoi and ABT ballerina Natalia Osipova yesterday, in rehearsal for an upcoming performance in Orange County next January. She struck me as a magnificently moody Russian.
Read my L.A. Times article here.
This Russian television broadcast shows Osipova’s unearthly technique, particularly her jumps, and there is something so exquisite about her arms … young and energized, yet refined.
Osipova’s Albrecht, the South Dakota-born David Hallberg, performs port de bras while doing (foot) batterie at the beginning of this clip. I never saw that done before, and I love it.
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