Oksana Khadarina

Oksana Khadarina writes about dance in the Washington area since 2006. She is a member of the Dance Critics Association. Fine art photography and playing classical piano are among her other interests.

Marrinsky Ballet – Chopiniana, The Firebird, Scheherazade – Washington

by Oksana Khadarina January 26, 2012 Reviews
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Balancing spectacular dancing with stirring drama, the Mariinsky dancers delivered a riveting, unforgettable performance. I left the Opera House with wonderful memories…

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Suzanne Farrell Ballet – Le Baiser de la Fee, Sonatine, Pithoprakta and Diamonds – Washington

by Oksana Khadarina October 31, 2011 Reviews
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Music was the heart and soul of George Balanchine’s ballets. In his long and prolific career, he helped shape the musical taste of American dance audiences, introducing them to a wide range of composers and musical styles. The second all-Balanchine program, presented by The Suzanne Farrell Ballet demonstrated eclectic musical choices of the great choreographer…

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Suzanne Farrell Ballet – Serenade, Concerto Barocco and Diamonds – Washington

by Oksana Khadarina October 21, 2011 Reviews
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There was much to enjoy in the opening night performance, where Farrell’s awe-inspiring staging of ‘Diamonds’ glowed with unique sparkle and brilliance. The stage of Eisenhower Theater could hardly contain the entire cast in the exuberant, go-for-broke finale which made a thrilling conclusion to this richly satisfying evening.

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