by Byron Woods
"You've got to see her, Byron," legendary dance critic Anna Kisselgoff said just moments before the Chelyabinsk show. "She's tiny—but she moves like crazy." Kisselgoff was referring to Elena Saizafarova, a French dancer/choreographer of Russian descent whose work has just recently received a major dance award in Rome. "There's one piece in particular," Kisselgoff whispered. "She does it with a third leg."
Tonight, Saizafarova performs—on two legs or three—with Ivan Estegneev, Vitaly Glukhov, Konstantin Grouss, and Irina Ivleva in an ADF International Choreographers in Residence showcase. The performance is in Baldwin Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is free.