Double Debut of Anna Odintsova

October 05, 2016

An Honoured Artist of Russia Anna Odintsova will make her debut in Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus in two roles that belong to different poles of classical dance. On October 5 she will perform a bright part of Street Dancer. This part demands from a dancer not only perfect classical training and fine technique, but also acting talent: it is required to show a passionate character of a Spanish girl and to give the audience a hint on her difficult personal story.

On October 6 Anna Odintsova will perform a part of Queen of the Dryads. This character is not a real creature but an ephemeral image, a figment of the main character's imagination, who takes him to the phantasmagoric world of dreams and fantasies. In the role of Street Dancer a ballerina must interact with an ensemble of male dancers: the audience sees her against a background of bright capes and cloaks, surrounded by goblets and daggers props. The "Dream" scene, where the Queen of the Dryads appears, reveals the essence of classical dance, free of plot limitations and mundane details. These two parts are a kind of professional exam for a ballerina; this goes to prove her range of capabilities and maturity of talent.

“The female cast of the Company stunned me with its high professional skills and technique, - says the artistic director of ballet Company Denis Matvienko. - Anna Odintsova is unquestionably one of the brightest soloists of the Novosibirsk stage. The ballerina is in perfect form, I am sure that her new premieres are ahead”.

Anna Odintsova already has an experience of performing two parts in one ballet: Phrygia and Aegina in Spartacus, Giselle and Myrtha in Giselle, Masha-princess and Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker.