Friday, January 25, 2008

For dancers, dance aficionados and the dance illiterate.

Who says that classical ballet is a woman's art? Ballerinas can be deglamourized too and male danseurs can also take limelight. Here's a classical piece that I think anyone would enjoy. Be sure to watch out for 2:13 (the batterie series); the lift at 4:03; the ballerina's re-entry at 4:45 and the fouette section at 6:09. Note how Mikhail ends his fouettes ala-second.

Elena Tentschikowa & Mikhail Kaniskin the technique. the agility. the athleticism. the humor. the performance.