"Right shoulder back," suggests National Ballet of Canada principal artistic coach Magdalena Popa as Heather Ogden launches into one of the many turns that make Odette's Act Il solo in Swan Lake a potential minefield. The challenge, as Popa continually emphasizes, is to make the steps more than virtuoso display, to execute them with the poise, grace and poetic purpose that speak to the larger drama.
Familiar Role, Fresh Insights Michael Crabb Pointe; Jun/Jul 2010; 11, 3; Docstoc pg. 66 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Fur
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