Uliana Lopatkina as Odile. Photo by Chigusa Takashima.
"The choreography and the traditions behind [Swan Lake] are limiting. All you can bring to it is nuances, and not everyone can see them. I also have my limits. Odile can be very evil, brutal, and I could try that, but I don’t want the audience to see me that way."
She’s so beautiful and regal, wish I could see her before she retires but it’s unlikely, she’s truly vaganova to me, not overexaggerated