As the explosively powerful dancer constitutes the leaping into movie, she talks about feeling murderous and bruised by her latest toil and how cherishing her pups assists her perform
Natalia Osipova was stand in a queue at Moscow airport recently, waiting for her flight back to London, when she overheard a woman mention her appoint.” She was talking about the show ,” says Osipova, who had just finished performing The Mother, a contemporary dance drama.” The dame said,’ She could have danced another classical ballet. Why is she spending her occasion on this ?'” Osipova exhales.” I felt fairly vulnerable. Why am I not understood ?”
Some of her devotees might not be ready to accompany the Russian ballerina on her odyssey into experimental dance, but Osipova is an artist who cartels her inclinations: from her 2001 decision to walk out of one of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies, the Bolshoi, in favour of a second-tier institution, the Mikhailovsky Theatre, to launching a parallel vocation in contemporary dance while still one of the top classical ballerinas.
Now a principal with the Royal Ballet, and boasting a nonstop freelance planned on the side, Osipova is a potent dancer of explosive jumps and drastic ferocity. Her passion and self-belief give the title to Force of Nature Natalia, a brand-new film by director Gerry Fox that follows Osipova as she rehearses for three sees: La Bayadere at the Royal Ballet; The Mother, Arthur Pita’s dark retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story; and a brand-new duo created with dancer and Osipova’s fiance Jason Kittelberger, more of whom later.