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Dance With Angels 13 – Yulia (Julia) Makhalina

“Dance With Angels” Series

Dance With Angels

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Yulia (Julia)  Makhalina – Юлия Махалина

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Russia

Julia Makhalina : so smooth – so elegant

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Photo by Marina Bakanova http://dance.bakanova.ru/

“Very few careers in the recent history of the Kirov Ballet have been characterized by such curious twists as Yulia Makhalina’s. Makhalina was propelled to stardom at hardly twenty, yet not even ten years later, when at the peak of her artistry, the Kirov seems to have ran out of opportunities for her. Her case is of course not without its precedents in this company, although it often distracts from the fact that we are considering here one of the most intriguing Kirov ballerinas of the last decades.

Considered by some as one of the best ballerinas in the world, Yulia Makhalina is in any case one of the most criticized and disparaged Kirov dancers of her generation. By her physique, tall and long-limbed, and even more by her performance style, frequently challenging stylistic boundaries in the classics with outsized extensions, flexible lines and wayward approaches, Makhalina, initially, often irritated critics and audiences, first in Russia, then in the West. However, few could have predicted that she was in fact nothing less than the harbinger of the now generally cherished and acclaimed type of Petersburg ballerinas.”

extract from site FOR BALLET LOVERS ONLY

read full text – bio of Yulia Makhalina

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The Kirov Ballet – Yulia Makhalina – Igor Zelensky

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Swan Lake, adagio – Julia Makhalina e Andris Liepa Kirov Ballet

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Swan Lake – The Kirov Ballet. Yulia Makhalina

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Queen of the Dryads Variation 1988 Kirov

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Nikolai Tsiskaridze and Yulia Makhalina in Legend in Love

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1997 Documentary Part 1 of 4 Yulia Makhalina Kirov Mariinsky

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1997 Documentary Part 2 of 4 Yulia Makhalina Kirov Mariinsky

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1997 Documentary Part 3 of 4 Yulia Makhalina Kirov Mariinsky

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1997 Documentary Part 4 of 4 Yulia Makhalina Kirov Mariinsky

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1/2 Kirov Mariinsky Makhalina 2008 Mata Hari Raymonda

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2/2 Kirov Mariinsky Makhalina 2008 Mata Hari Raymonda

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Makhalina Yulia, Lobukhin Mihail -Mariinsky- Isaac Schwarts

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Photo by Marina Bakanova http://dance.bakanova.ru/

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Some photos in this post taken by astonishing photosite

Marina Bakanova

http://dance.bakanova.ru/



One response

  1. I absolutely LOVE Yulia Makhalina, ever since I saw her Odille pas de deux and variation. For me, she still defines the magic and sensual beauty necessary in the interpretation of the Black Swan. My greatest regret is not to have seen her performing live on stage, and it seems that now there are very few opportunities outside Russia…

    Thank you for compiling this wonderful post on Yulia’s artistry.

    June 14, 2010 at 07:57

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