Five Fabulous Ballerinas
At the other end of the spectrum in terms of age and experience, we see Ulyana Lopatkina, who at 32, is facing the arduous and daunting task of trying to reestablish her standing as a Kirov prima ballerina after a performance hiatus of two years during which she's recovered from surgery on her injured ankle, gotten married and had a daughter.
The others are the lovely Evgenia Obratsova, who came to the Kirov from Vaganova Academy just one year before Alina Somova did, but who has quickly risen from the corps de ballet to stardom in Romeo and Juliet, a role for which she has won acclaim and a coterie of doting fans, as well as Kirov star Diana Vishneva, who, in her late 20s, has distinguished herself for her remarkable stage presence, acting skills, daring departures from classic technique and a wide range of guest appearances in ballet companies in other countries, and Svetlana Zakharova, the Ukrainian-born ballerina who was accepted into the Kirov when she was 17, made a soloist the following year and, at age 24, moves from the Kirov in St. Petersburg to the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.
Dancers and The Dance
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- Release Date: January, 2009, USA
- Running Time: 80 mins.
- Parental Advisory: Content advisory for parents
- Country: France, Russia
- Language: Russian, French, with English subtitles
- Company: First Run Features