watching this routine, I feel obliged to confess that I have fallen
deeply in love with it. This routine is beyond a doubt my favourite
Larissa’s routine, and certainly one of the best-choreographed clubs
routine made ever in the RSG history. While others seem to prefer
“harsh” or sparkling music for clubs routine, she chooses the 2nd
movement of Mozart’s Concerto in A, an odd choice that turns out to
be an astute one.
from the start of the routine, Larissa displays her expressions,
following closely to the music (as in the tune and its rhythm), making
mill circles and circling on the clubs. She too illustrates her excellent control
when she places the clubs on her left feet in kneeling position,
followed by a rotation of her body into a back scale / an MG kick. All
the while the clubs stay on her feet until she retrieves it. Another
good example is when she performs a toe balance while her hands are
doing cartwheels on the clubs. Subsequently, she unleashes her first
large throw, executes a turning spilt leap (and simultaneously
transfers the unreleased club to the opposite hand) and catches the
other club. Without further ado, she unleashes a large throw a second
time, but this time performs a “turnover of her body” and catches
both clubs. This is certainly a risky move, but she conquers it
two immediate throws, Larissa displays her pivots, completing a 720
degrees vertical split pivot and then a basic pivot (P1101 i suppose).
She makes another big throw, performing a split leap and a deep
arching split leap and grasps both clubs. Next comes a rather
spectacular move (an opinion), she places the clubs on her neck with
her head supporting them and performs an unsupported vertical pivot (wow!).
the conclusion, she performs two turning split turns that really soar.
The amplitude of the two jumps are unbelievable and definite proves
Larissa’s magnificent leaps. She closes her routine with some back
flexibility moves and poses an emotive ending position.
may argue about its difficulty as compared to present routines, but
think about that time where other routines are hardly more difficult
than that. I enjoy the music thoroughly, allowing it to touch my heart
deeply. Lukyanenko has combined high artistry, flexibility, superior
balletic elements, complex throws, well controlled pivots and
balances, soaring leaps and deep emotions into a perfect routine, one
that leaves an indelible impression in my mind…