An English version of an interview with Sascha Radetsky has surfaced on the UB Post of MongolNews.mn from when he first arrived in Mongolia to dance the role of Albrecht opposite G. Tsolman's Giselle with the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
The cultural exchange sponsor, Blue Silk Travel of Verona, Wisconsin, has added the following short clip of the Giselle performance to its website. While initially the tempo seems glacial, it is similar to what the Paris Opera Ballet used during its glorious performances at Lincoln Center last summer. The sense is that there is a lot more time for Albrecht to fill up in this staging of the ballet than that to which we are accustomed to seeing at ABT. The tempo also makes the lifts, particularly the descents, more spectacular. Radetsky's technique speaks for itself - loudly. He and Abrera should have a shot at the TBAs in the calendar for Swan Lake next June, and the guest artists & imports slotted elsewhere need to be dumped to make more room for our own dancers to dance.