What a difference three years makes. Here is 14 year old Canadian Alys Shee at an international ballet competition in Moscow doing a variation from Le Corsaire:
Lovely. She floats. Her pirouettes couldn’t be more perfect. She received the silver at this competition and it’s easy to see why. Her technique is beautiful.
Now, fast forward to 2012. Here is Alys dancing the same variation:
She dances this variation. She knows the dotted quarter notes in the music so well that she can pause on pointe and tease the audience. It’s a little less “perfect” but more exciting.
Here’s more of Alys and her partner , Gabriel Davidsson, dancing Le Corsaire. Her fouttes are to die for.
Alys is now dancing professionally for the Royal Birmingham Ballet in England. I’m starting a personal savings fund for the day when she gets promoted to principal ballerina somewhere so I can see her dance.
OK, enough stalling. I have a cubic yard of mulch to move.