Magazine article Pointe

In the Studio with Olga Smirnova

Magazine article Pointe

In the Studio with Olga Smirnova

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Olga Smirnova's first thraa seasons at the Bolshoi Ballet were a whirlwind of debuts and creations, but it all came to a halt in 2014. when a foot injury took the Vaganova-trained prodigy out of action for nearly a year. During her break. Smirnova adopted a new approach to taking care of her body throughout the day. using Pilâtes and various floor exercises. When she returned to the stage last summer, in Yuri Possokhov's new full-length ballet A Hero of Our Time, it was with a newfound maturity. "Maybe I needed this break to reflect after such an intense period." she says. "I think I grew up more than in the previous three years."

A Hero of Our Time puts a modern twist on a popular 19th-century Russian novel by Mikhail Lermontov and its hero, Pechorin, who encounters a series of women. Pointe went backstage with Smirnova as she worked with Possokhov and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov on the role of Bela. …

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