Something you don’t see everyday. Below is the link to part one and two of the ballet, The Lesson. Enjoy!
Performed by dancers of the Teatro Colon.
Alexander Pushkin, Ballerina, Ballet, Classical Ballet, Ilya Gaft, Ilya Gaft Dance Theatre, Kirov Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Natalia Makarova, New York Ballet Institute, Pas de deux, Russian Ballet, Summer Intensives, Vaganova
Above is a video of Natalia Makarova working at the barre. This training is, of course, the excellent Vaganova method that was taught so beautifully at the Kirov School. My teacher (Studied under Pushkin, Nureyev and Baryshnikov’s teacher) was also taught just as well, a principal dancer at the Kirov Ballet, and taught pas de deux and classical ballet at the Kirov School as well. If any one is interested in this beautiful training he and his wife are holding a summer intensive and you can find more information about it on this page: https://www.facebook.com/NYBISI2015?fref=ts
Below is the full pas de deux from Don Quixote 3rd act (Wedding Pas De Deux) of Kitri and Basil. This is the Bolshoi Ballet version with Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov.
This video is also the Don Quixote pas de deux, however it is with the Kirov Ballet, the dancers being Olesya Novikova and Leonid Sarafanov.
Both couples are some of my favorite dancers, and they are all wonderfully talented and different in their technical and artistic approach to this pas de deux, and I think it is very interesting when comparing the two. Enjoy!
This is a video of the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux choreographed by Balanchine. The dancers are Svetlana Zakharova and Igor Zelensky. I really think Zakharova does an excellent job in this pas de deux, and Zelensky floats through the air in dazzlingly high jumps! Please enjoy!
Today is not only St.Pattie’s day, it is the day Rudolf Nureyev was born. Nureyev was if not the greatest male ballet dancer that there ever was, then one of the best. His dancing and acting abilities are unmatched. Please enjoy this video of Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the act 4 pas de deux from Swan Lake. RIP Rudolf…
Romeo and Juliet pas de deux performed by Evgenia Obraztsova and Vladimir Shklyarov. Very beautiful dancing and acting
This pas de deux is also Romeo and Juliet performed by Anna Tikhomirova and Artem Ovcharenko. This is one of my favorite pas de deux, they both perform it so wonderfully in my opinion. It is so romantic, it takes my breath away. Enjoy.
Talisman is one of my favorite ballets, and this is one of my favorite pas de deux! The music is beautiful, the choreography is dynamic and impressive, but also quite lyrical. Here are two different versions, one with Maria Alexandrova the other with Angelina Vorontsova. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!
Link to A.Vorontsova and D.Rodkin:
Link to M.Alexandrova and M.Lobukhin: