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An intimate portrait of five ballerinas from the Kirov.

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Fascinating documentary about life in the Kirov/Mariinksy
14 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I became a fan of ballet after seeing the Bolshoi perform at Covent Garden a couple of years ago; at that time I had heard the name of Svetlana Zakharova and Natalia Osipova only! Though I didn't see Svetlana -- she pulled out due to injury -- Osipova in Giselle entranced me. Since then it has been my goal to see all the great ballet troupes live. Though that is still a goal, this fascinating documentary makes up partially for it. It takes a look at Svetlana Zakharova, Ulyana Lopitkina, Diana Vishneva, Alina Samova (I think she was also at Covent Garden but not sure!) and Evgenia Obraztsova and their day-to-day life at the Kirov and its training school. Apart from being visually beautiful to look at this is a real insight into how hard life is for top ballerinas and how difficult it is to become one.

For ballet enthusiasts, it is essential viewing.


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