prosthetic-dance:

Oksana Skorik chasing away the haters

passionatedancing:

Oksana Skorik in Raymonda

For ryanishkathenextfamous and vaganovaboy because they really love mariinsky peeps 

(со страницы balletomaneassoluta)

tears-of-a-unic0rn asked: Have you seen 'A Beautiful Tragedy'? It is a film all about Oksana's school life. It broke my heart a lot,but it's impossible not to love her after that<3

i have! i googled her after i saw one of her videos on youtube, and i watched the whole thing without subtitles and didn’t know what was going on for the most part, haha. it’s actually one of the reasons i started learning russian!

russianballetvideo seriously needs to stop hating on Oksana Skorik

pas-de-chat-saute-de-chat:

im getting really tired of seeing comments about how she’s a terrible person and terrible ballerina, and those stupid annotations over the video. there’s no need to be such a hateful, bitter person..

somaymalou:

Oksana Skorik for Harper’s Bazaar UK

(со страницы balletomaneassoluta)

Аноним asked: The reason some russians dislike Oksana is because she doesn't show any emotions, which is a big part of the russian ballet. Also her musicality and technique should be better. It's not about her, it's the fact that there are better dancers than her in the corps de ballet, which is unfair for them. Personally I think she's not mariinsky first soloist level, maybe some other company(mikhailovsky, stanislavsky). If she worked on her emotions & musicality it would be much enjoyable.

Not wanting to sound mean and you’re of course entitled to your opinion but I just wanted to tell you why some people dislike her. :) (to give you perspective)

Thank you for this! I do recognize that she has many flaws. I really do hope she works on emoting more, because the few times she has done so it was absolutely breathtaking. I just wish people wouldn’t be so vile toward her when they are expressing dissatisfaction with her dancing, or make her a target instead of the corrupt Mariinsky directors who put her in that position in the first place. :/ 

#Anonymous  #ask  

pas-de-chat-saute-de-chat asked: yes, a blog dedicated to the beautiful Oksana, im so happy ❤

:)

On the film Black Swan and why you need to stop being a hater

Ok so I know that just about everyone in the ballet “”“fandom”“” dislikes the public perception of ballet that the Darren Aronofsky film starring Natalie Portman has created. The tired “ballerinas are anorexic unstable competitive bitches” narrative. But you all need to chill because that movie actually did a lot for dance (at least for people who were previously totally uninterested).

Almost all of the non-dancers I know who have become interested in ballet had the art brought to their attention by that movie. At the local ballet theatre’s first Swan Lake production after Black Swan was released, I’d say about 3/4 of the audience had never been to a ballet before. That film opened them up to a whole new world. 

Was the ~parallel universe of dance companies exaggerated and in parts completely unrealistic? Yeah, to be honest. But that doesn’t matter, and you’re not looking at the big picture here. So many ballet companies that aren’t “big names” like ABT are struggling, and if a dumb little psych thriller gets the public excited about dance, that’s a really good thing. (The same goes for things like SYTYCD and Dance Moms, but I don’t see nearly as much bitching about it on the internet.)

Exposure is good.