January 29, 2014

Why Am I So Delighted to Have Missed the State-of-the-Union Address for the First Time in Decades?

Because last night -- after decades of attending ballet performances at the Kennedy Center as a season ticket holder -- I witnessed the most nearly perfect performance I've ever seen: the Mariinsky Ballet's "Swan Lake," starring the extraordinary Alina Somova.



In last night's performance, Somova was partnered by another fantastic dancer, Vladimir Shklyarov -- NOT the fellow shown in this clip:






Here's more info about the talented Russian beauty.





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