“THE CANADIANS ARE INVADING–the National Ballet of Canada, that is–and we like it. Starting on July 28th for five shows at the NY State Theatre as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, the Company will present Christopher Wheeldon’s sweeping, epic interpretation of Shakespeare’s “The WInter’s Tale”, which received a generally rave review (will wonders never cease?!) from “The NY Times” chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay when it was performed at the Kennedy Center last winter. He also lauded the world-class Artists leading that cast, who will also perform on Friday, July 29th: Evan McKie (“eloquent interpretation of Leontes”), Jurgita Dronina (middle), Svetlana Lunkina (top), and Francesco Gabriele Frola (bottom). A performance not to miss!”
“There are so many things in life that I would like to experience, but my destiny is to share the power and magic of dance.”
«Giselle requires everything: impeccable technique, emotional depth and originality. A good ballerina will master these qualities with certain ease. A great one will blur the lines between them, hypnotizing her audience with the very humanness of Giselle in all her complexity. Svetlana Lunkina is a great one.
And her technique is impeccable.
As a whole, the production is both poignant and memorable, especially Lunkina’s rendition of the title character. If the original Giselle, Carlotta Grisi, was a Queen, then Lunkina… has inherited her throne.»
The Globe and Mail
“Lunkina’s ability to move weightlessly through complex grande allegro, her back leg lifting high on reflex, is a feat to witness. Drifting into the sleepy third arabesque so distinct to Giselle (the dancer nearly rests her head on her upper arm), Lunkina’s body seems to float on air.
I also found Lunkina convincing in the famous Act 1mad scene.”
June 16, 2016
“Svetlana Lunkina and Harrison James bring beautiful dancing and dramatic depth to 175-year-old ballet.”
“Svetlana Lunkina is an artist of rare genius, which she wholeheartedly delivered in this, her finest role of Giselle… She gave a performance of unfathomable depth and beauty.”
20 January 2016
National Ballet of Canada – The Winter’s Tale – Washington
“… it was the luminous Svetlana Lunkina, as a confident and passionate Paulina, the Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting, who ultimately claimed the evening with a performance of unparalleled dramatic insight and skill.”