Ekaterina Kondaurova in The Firebird. © Natasha Razina. The Mariinsky Ballet. Kennedy Center Opera House. January 2012.
Kondaurova was her own spectacular show, dancing with a trademark precision, intensity, and ardor. Watching her darting across the stage was a blissful thrill. She captured the essence of her role – a bold and free spirit, inspiring and energizing the entire cast.