Swan Lake, White Swan Adagio
Oksana Skorik & Xander Parish
Company – The Mariinsky Ballet
Position – Principal Dancers
Schooling – Perm State Ballet School (Oksana), The Royal Ballet School (Xander)
In this masterclass, Oksana & Xander teach through one of the most famous and well known pieces of the classical ballet repertoire- the White Swan Adagio from the lakeside scene of Swan Lake which is in Act 1 scene 2 in Russian productions or Act 2 scene 1 in many Western productions.
This masterclass begins with Oksana and Xander giving a beautiful, full run-through demonstration of the Adagio after which they go back to the beginning and talk through the complex partnering techniques in great detail while giving their own tips and advice on how to execute this classical duet.
Xander explains the details of the partnering from the male dancer’s perspective while Oksana gives her tips and thoughts from the ballerina’s point of view including what she personally likes from her partners in this role. Xander speaks in English and Oksana in Russian but there are subtitles provided to translate what is being said when Russian is used.
This is a fascinating masterclass for any ballet lover, dancer or student to watch and learn from or to simply enjoy!
Pointe ClassClaire Calvert45 MinutesIntermediate LevelIn this class, Claire teaches an all encompassing masterclass on everything “Pointe” covering how she personally prepares her own pointe shoes, how she prepares her feet for pointe work, exercises she herself does...
Ballet ClassSvetlana Bednenko56 MinutesAdvanced LevelIn this class, Svetlana teaches her own specially designed ballet class covering Barre, Centre and Allegro, all in soft shoes. Originally from Donetsk in Ukraine, Svetlana was a soloist ballerina with the...
10min Legs IntensiveJenna Caley10 MinutesIntermediate/Advanced LevelIn this film, Jenna continues her series of targeted, quick Pilates floor mat exercises, this time focusing on the Legs while also engaging the core muscles. This class is designed for those who want...