So, if you missed THE performance of the season last week at ABT (that’s Natalia Osipova’s American debut as Kitri in Don Quixote, with legendary Jose Carreno as her partner), here are some vids I found of her dancing the role at the Bolshoi.
There are actually a couple of videos posted on YouTube that are of the exact performance I’m talking about at ABT, but I know ABT didn’t approve them so I feel weird embedding them here. Click on this link (but fast forward to around the 2:57 mark, when it really starts) and this one to view them – and hurry up before someone orders them taken down! I really hope ABT makes a film of this ballet sometime – with this same cast, but with Marcelo Gomes as Espada and Veronika Part as Mercedes. Although, I have to say … Jared Matthews (who I didn’t like in the role when I saw him live) looks pretty good in those videos. I think I just got spoiled by seeing Marcelo first.