"Swan Lake" Perfect Dural Portrayals of Odette/Odile by Olga Esina
Vienna State Ballet 2014 "Swan Lake" Choreography: Rodolf Nureyev after Petipa, Ivanov Artistic Director: Manuel Legris She portrays Odette with pure, aristocratic elegance, and Odile with unleashed voluptuous emotion, captivating beauty and a bewitching smile. Yet there is no exaggeration in her mime nor in her expression. She performs with feeling and soul just like her precursors, Ms. Uranova and Ms. Maximova. To borrow the terms of Ms. Alessandra Ferri, who is known as an actress dancer possessing soul and feeling, "We are not seeing fictitious Odette or Odile, we are seeing Olga as Odette or Odile."