Day 63_Vladimir Vassiliev

[Gentes del mundo, el coronavirus nos ha encerrado. Pero no sólo no podrá con nosotros, sino que vamos a aprovechar el encierro al máximo. Aquí va mi idea del día.]

El ballet Spartacus ha envejecido regular. Sin embargo, Vladimir Vassiliev aguanta el paso de los años estupendamente; incluso mejora, diría yo.
A veces, la forma de envejecer de las obras y los intérpretes no depende tanto de ellos mismo como de los que van llegando detrás.
Vassiliev -este, Vladimir, el que nació en 1940- está perfecto en esta variación que, sin ser mi interpretación favorita del ruso, resalta todo lo que a los demás bailarines les sobra. No le quitaríamos ni un gesto, ni una pirueta, ni un centímetro de elevación. Hasta la barba que lleva nos gusta.

[People of the world, the Coronavirus has locked us up. But not only will it not be able to take us, but we will make the most of the lockdown. Here’s my idea for the day.]

The ballet Spartacus has not aged very well. However, Vladimir Vassiliev is holding up well; he’s even getting better, I’d say.
Sometimes, the way ballets and performers age does not depend so much on themselves as on those who come after them.
Vassiliev – this one, Vladimir, the one born in 1940- is perfect in this variation which, without being my favourite interpretation of this dancer, highlights everything that other performers have left over. We wouldn’t take away a single gesture, or a pirouette, or an inch of elevation. Even the beard he wears, we like it. 

 

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