Makarova: In A Class of her Own
Natalia Makarova, the legendary prima ballerina
whose performances set the standard for artistry in roles such as Odette/Odile and Giselle, to name a few, demonstrates a touching humility and dedication to her craft in this intimate video portrait. The director shows her at the barre under the tutelage of the great pedagogue Irina Yakobsen, in candid conversation with choreographer Roland Petit; and in the creation of Petit’s ballet ‘“The Blue Angel.”
Pas de Deux and Proust
Pas de Deux
Makarova and Denys Ganio of Paris Opera Ballet perform two Petit excerpts from film “Natasha”, produced and directed by Derek Bailey, England, 1985; 15m
Two excerpts which provide a glimpse into Makarova’s unusual versatility as a dancer. From Petipa to Petit, she makes a stunning transformation.