forgot this one last night...>What is your take on the latest spark in the "are the 32 fouettes in Swan Lake necessary" controversy?
You have to be able to do professional, clean fouettes in order to enact the choreography as written. If your company does the 32 Fouettes for Odile, you should be able to do them to the best of your ability, which to me means that if you can't do the 32, you should at least be able to get to the upper 20s,and they have to be done well. No extensive traveling, for sure. There are "off days" that happen, but not "off careers." Frankly I had respect for Copeland as a soloist before but now I no longer do. It'll be interesting to see what they do this season with Swan Lake, since everyone will be watching to see how--or what--she does.