YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX – GALA 2016 – NEW YORK
DanceTabs — 3 May 2016
by Lauren Gallagher
"<...> the Russians provided their version of French style in the pas de deux from Pierre Lacotte’s Marco Spada, performed by Ekaterina Krysanova and Artem Ovcharenko. Wearing powdered wigs and 18th century period costumes, Krysanova and Ovcharenko both looked extremely polished, well-rehearsed and quite at home performing in front of a photographic backdrop of Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors. Ovcharenko’s flawless brisees make one wish we saw them more often. Marco Spada echoes Sleeping Beauty’s wedding pas de deux with the man and woman dancing in tandem, which is not only becoming when done well but adds a certain vivacity and joy to the dance."