Last August, Stella Abrera and Gennadi Saveliev performed the Bedroom PdD from Le Corsaire at the grand opening of The Tarkington Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. The theater is named after author Booth Tarkington who happens to have been one of Haglund's relatives.
This is a stunning debut for Stella, who in this clip creates Julie Kent-like lines and elegance from the first note to the last.
The theater is small and not able to accommodate large horizontal movement, but the dancers managed to compact the PdD without making the movements look too small. The video and audio of this clip are really out of sync but all-in-all a lovely, lovely debut for Stella and a super partnering job by Gennadi.
So, instead of seeing this impossibly gorgeous, beautifully classical-in-the-ABT-tradition, and unique dancer in the role of Medora this spring, why do we have to put up with the unclassical, unaesthetic Osipova who of late has been dancing more grossly with her mouth hanging open like she's trying to be a Kardashian? And every time she opens her mouth, she's less than a ringing endorsement for Russian dentistry.
Here are the lovely Stella and gallant Gennadi:
After initially viewing, to replay the clip at the begining of the PdD, either refresh the entire page or return the clip to the 32'55" mark.