Natalia Osipova is likely one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the trendy age. With reviewers calling her “astonishing,” “a supernatural tour de power” and a “bolt from heaven,” she has made her mark within the dance business and gracefully danced her manner onto prestigious phases internationally.
Now, after greater than 15 years of dancing professionally, she and husband Jason Kittelberger have established Blooms Dance Venture. This impartial dance firm began with the concept of sharing dance works Osipova has skilled throughout her profession, from traditional items to ones created particularly for her. Their purpose is to ascertain a dance firm to create new works with a robust mixture of dancers and artistic group.
“I actually like dance and totally different types, not simply classical ballet,” Osipova shared throughout a Zoom interview with Dance Informa. “Dance is a implausible, lovely language, and I wish to strive increasingly.”
Their new program Pressure of Nature will make its New York premiere on Saturday, January 21, at 8 pm at New York Metropolis Middle. The night consists of a number of performances together with classics just like the Act III pas de deux from Don Quixote and The Dying Swan; Manon pas de deux by Kenneth MacMillan and Isadora by Frederick Ashton (5 Brahams Waltzes, within the manor of Isadora); in addition to a brand new modern piece, Ashes, which she and Kittelberger co-choreographed.
“My husband, he’s a implausible modern dancer and choreographer. We get pleasure from working collectively,” Osipova shared. “As dancers, he’s educating me loads. It’s a brand new type. I’m studying the right way to work with my physique and be free. Classical dancers want a whole lot of coaching to bop modern properly, and he actually helped me.”
Not solely is that this present serving to these professionals discover new methods to develop as artists, but additionally to present again to others in want. A portion of proceeds of all ticket gross sales from Pressure of Nature might be donated to the Ukrainian Aid Effort.
“It’s not one thing we now have to do, however one thing that comes from the center,” Osipova stated. “We wish to assist.”
Her massive coronary heart doesn’t cease there. Sooner or later, Osipova hopes to create a charity to assist underprivileged kids get entry to the ballet and have alternatives to do attention-grabbing tasks.
For extra info and to buy tickets to Pressure of Nature, go to nycitycenter.org/NataliaOsipova.
By Lauren Kirchmyer of Dance Informa.