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Remarks from greatest elderly ballerina Lyubov Kunakova to NEW ballet generations

Remarks from greatest elderly ballerina Lyubov Kunakova to NEW ballet generations

“50 years ago ballerinas not artificially stretched, we didn’t even have the leg-split, we danced according to our nature, and not contrary to it, so we could dance until 50-60 years old.

We worked on the expressiveness of the dance, on its purity, on the actor’s filling, but at the same time, we always complied with the classical canons: straight hips, straight knees, ribs in, we didn’t lean on the big toe ... We held the base, the frame: two straight shoulders, two straight hips.

And now, many girls do not hold the foundation: wishing to lift their leg higher (this is fashionable), they bend, bend. And all this, of course, does not pass unnoticed for the body.

I want to wish the girls to think more about the simple basic rules that underlie our art. And I want everyone to maintain their health and be able to dance as long as possible.”