8 January 2014 at 5.40pm | 5 Comments
New Royal Ballet Principals Natalia Osipova and Matthew Golding have been featured in the Royal Opera House Magazine, discussing their debut as a partnership in The Sleeping Beauty in March. As part of the feature, the dancers were photographed together in the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House.
In the article Jessica Duchen explores what makes the perfect balletic partnership.
‘I think a great partnership is mainly about having an understanding for each other: understanding what the other person needs and bringing out the best in them', says Matthew. ‘If you can find that special thing, then the partnership develops naturally and that’s the best way to go about it.’
Natalia danced with The Royal Ballet for the first time in October 2012, giving three performances of Swan Lake. In the magazine, she describes how her performances on stage at Covent Garden felt different from those in Russia. ‘For me it was a very nervous moment, because I was doing Swan Lake only for the second time,’ she says, ‘but good partners and good teachers helped me very much. It was a very happy moment.’
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