Sunday, February 24, 2013

Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya is considered to be one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century. With her charismatic personality and incredible talent she became known around the world. Not only is she an inspiration to myself personally but hundreds of other dancers. At a young age of eighteen she was the leading dancer at the most prestigious ballet companies in the USSR. Dancing up to the age of 65 and still being considered an image to watch. Much of the reasoning behind my choosing her to write about on the blog has to do with the effect she can have on people. If any of you have ever seen her performance of Swan Lake you would most likely agree with her incredible talent.
Skip ahead to the 2:00 minute part past the swans you will see her incredible performance. I wanted to add this to show everyone the clip that many have seen and been easily persuaded to love her and her dancing capability.
This link is to a website about Maya Plisetskaya. The website gives a quick bibliography of her life and accomplishments.
This website highlights more of her accomplishments and is less about her life outside of ballet. It also explains much of her life after retirement at 65 years of age.
This website has a short introduction to who she is but mainly show cases photos of her. There is also another video of her performing.