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The mirror pas-de-deux from Onegin or the dream of an impossible love

Episode #6 — By Octave

A dreamer in search of herself, young Tatiana has just met Onegin in her mother’s garden and has fallen madly in love. The young Saint Petersburg dandy does not suspect he has become the object of the young woman’s passion. When Tatiana falls asleep after writing an impassioned letter, she dreams of being in love. On stage, the two soloists launch into a pas de deux emblematic of the dramatic ballet of which John Cranko remains an undisputed master. In the studio, Reid Anderson, the Stuttgart Ballet’s dance coach explains how the fluidity of the movements and the succession of steps in the variation perfectly illustrate the Cranko technique. Dancers Dorothée Gilbert and Audric Bezard give us a perfect demonstration.


Le pas de deux du miroir d’Onéguine
Le pas de deux du miroir d’Onéguine 18 images

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Onéguine by John Cranko (Isabelle Ciaravola & Evan McKie)

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