Dancer Natalia Makarova

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Legendary ballet dancer (and Tony-winner) Natalia Makarova, considered the best ballerina of the 20th century, talks about her life and career. She defected from the Soviet Union in 1970 and was the first artistic exile to be invited back to perform in the Soviet Union. Makarova will be honored at special tribute evening on April 28 by Youth America Grand Prix, the world's larges student ballet scholarship competition.


Natalia Makarova

Comments [4]

tom LI

Yawn...earache trying to decipher the guests English...

Apr. 24 2012 05:48 PM
John Bastable from NYC

The music introducing this interview was beautiful. Is it from "Giselle"? I am not a ballet aficianado, but would love to buy this music.

Apr. 24 2012 04:49 PM
Jonella from Boondox of Sullivan County

What wonderful memories I have of Makarova with ABT!! What an INCREDIBLE White Swan she was! - (and Black Swan!) - It was exquisite dancing!! Transporting! - Just wonderful beyond description!!! I saw her so many times and I treasure every single one of them!!!
I'm so happy to hear something about her now.
Thank you, Natalia Makarova!!!! And God speed...

Apr. 24 2012 01:28 PM
meredith from nyc

I treasure my memories of Makarova in Romeo and Juliet and in Robbins ballet Other Dances, especially. Her juliet was the greatest acting by a dancer i've ever seen. Her performance in Other Dances was an experience of ecstasy to Chopin.

Apr. 24 2012 12:11 PM

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