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#1 LaFilleSylphide

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 10:47 AM

I cannot believe it... but sometimes it's good to live in one of those single party run countries, because today (on the 90th anniversary of F. Castro), I got to meet VIENGSAY VALDES!!! In person! I got photos, and she's amazing, and she's beautiful, and so stunning, and so strong, and she can balance forever and ever, and I'm still all a flutter from getting to meet someone I thought I would never in my life get to see perform in person!



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Posted 21 August 2016 - 11:57 AM

Wow - I saw her dance in London a few years ago and was totally captivated, such personality and performance supported by amazing technique.

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 02:03 PM

Her personality on stage really does start a fire! She burns it up with how vibrant and flamboyant she is. Her balance is so incredible too! I loved the way she could hold a balance in arabesque forever and a day!

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:42 AM

Wonderful! What a lovely & exciting experience. There is nothing like a live performance.



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:04 PM

Yay! So glad for you. I am looking forward to meet her too. We'll get a performance here in Phnom Penh on the 27th of August. I have my VIP seats reserved.



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 05:48 AM

Hopefully your stage there will be better than ours.



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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:10 AM

It is not too bad. I've danced on it before, but it's a raked stage.

Also the ceiling is low, making anyone on the stage appear gigantic. When the Korean National Ballet performed there they looked like they were all 10ft tall.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:27 AM

So, when Patricio Reves and Viengsay Valdes came to Cambodia they stayed at the hotel of my boss at the radio, and they used one of the studios I regularly use for their rehearsal. I was lucky to be allowed in.
Me and another dancer I asked them if they minded if we watched their rehearsal, and then Viengsay asked me if we wanted to do barre with them. I almost peed myself I was so shocked and excited.
I am thrilled I got to do barre with them, but boy did I feel inadequate. I felt like a potato at the barre. Completely out of place and inadequate. But they were focused on their work so I think they didn't pay too much attention to me.
 
I never expected this would happen, but yeah this was a dream come true for me too. Wow.


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