Arts and Culture

Swan Lake: Onstage, principal ballerina Maria Mosina is both good and evil

Maria Mosina is almost as graceful a speaker as she is a dancer. Almost. A principal ballerina with the Colorado Ballet, Mosina began her career with the Bolshoi Ballet Grigorovich Company in Russia, and it is with a soft Russian accent that she describes her career as "completely natural" but "always consuming." Later, as she searches for words to describe why every part is, in a way, her favorite one, she apologizes for this accent. But she doesn't need to -- Mosina's insight is, after all, that of a dancer, a lifestyle that comes with a language of its own. This is the vocabulary she's having trouble translating.
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