The New York Times reviewed her performance in Don Quixote, the old warhorse ruined in skatenastics by Sarah Hughes and Irina Slutskaya. Natalia Osipova is erasing those memories, turn by turn, leap by leap.
Miki Yamashita brought this Russian beauty to my attention and I cannot thank her enough. The youtube convulsions that took place almost instantaneously have brought meaning and joy back to these wonderful melodies.
Natalia Osipova makes one forget Slutskaya's hunched back and Sarah Hughes' remarkable inability to hit her arm movements on the beat.
For years, we've all been haunted by Don Quixote and the 2000-2001 season. Thankfully, those nightmares have been put to death.
How do the Russians sculpt those beautiful legs? Why isn't that included in any of Mari Winsor's pilates videos? Is there a band we can buy? Why isn't Denise Austin all over that? I'll have whatever she's having.
Breathe. Inhale. and Enjoy!