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Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev: Solo for Two Reviews

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall (Costa Mesa, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

21 ratings
4.0 average rating
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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 25 2014

My husband & I had a great time that evening to witness the amazing performance of these young artists.

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17 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 26 2014

Fantastic show. The choreography was very contemporary. I loved the Cherkoui piece and the Pita piece really showed that these two are just as proficient expressing themselves through their faces as their bodies. I wasn't totally sold on the Gaga...continued

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 26 2014

The choreographies are unacceptable. And music, except in third part, too

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12 events
9 reviews
16 stars
attended Jul 27 2014

These are amazing dancers, obviously. And it's hard to compose a varied program as a "solo for two", I suppose. But I would have preferred a slightly larger variety of "feel" in the pieces. They were largely quite violent and a steady diet of...continued

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10 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 26 2014

wonderful to see 2 first rate dancers stretch themselves artistically. their sublime ballet technique is evident in different styles of contemporary dance. by turns dramatic, humorous, joyful. a lovely partnership.

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7 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 26 2014

We expected the vivacity and athleticism of Russian ballet. The performance was tepid and uninspired. The choreography was unoriginal for most of the program. Only the very last piece had some emotional impact, and overall it was stereotypical....continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 26 2014

Osipova and Vasiliev were outstanding and amazing. Goldstar seats were just the best. The lecture preceding the performance was excellent and I only wished they had more in the audience to appreciate their incredible Solo for Two. ...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 26 2014

I can appreciate different types of dance, but I came away very disappointed. The dancers themselves were talented and strong, but I think it was the flow of the program that I didn't like. Dance stimulates ranges of emotion and I walked away...continued

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