Dance Magic by Olena Filip'eva
When words fail... what is left? A look,
a gesture, music?
Words deceive, while the eyes, hands, and heart never do...
this simple truth, another youngster dons her toe shoes and approaches
the bar for the first time... From this very moment, if she has
enough will and desire, she will start shaping her body several
hours a day... Years will pass and one day she will emerge before
the admiring eyes of spectators under the stage lights and give
a performance of the most sophisticated and efficient of instruments
- a solo of the human body.
The career of Olena Filip'eva, the prima ballerina
of the Kyiv National Opera House has been marvellous, indeed, and
tells much like a fairytale. At just 23 years old and already holding
the title of People's Artist of Ukraine., she performs the leading
role in all ballets staged in the Kyiv Opera House.