Congratulations to Vaganova Ballet Academy, Pointe Viewers' Choice winners for October. Their video, “Behind the scenes with Eric Conrad, Part I: Partnering Class” features three couples partnering in a classroom setting. Each couple demonstrates excellent technique through the adagio exercise of pirouettes, arabesque, penchee, and developpe. Each woman has her own strength, whether it be high extension, beautiful feet, or captivating port de bras. The center couple in particular seems to work intuitively well together, and their ending lift is impressively natural. We look forward to seeing these dancers on stage in the future.
Nov. 29, 2001 07:00PM EST