is always known for her unusual, bizarre style of choreography in her
routines. To most people, she seems to encompass the strangest choice
of music. Nevertheless, her 1991 ball routine is considerably more
elegant and expressive. The graceful music, combining artistry and
beautiful movements, form an undefeated ball routine.
poses an attitude/ring (not sure) balance for her starting
position. As the chromatic notes from the background become audible,
she executes a fully controlled leg-up pivot (not in reverse) into a
back flexion. As two glissandos sounded after that, Timochenko
performs two rolls to catch the ball with two hands beyond her head
(seen in Vitrichenko’s ball routine too), which rolls down her
straight body. Her movements here, combining with the mysterious
music, show her artful choreography. She afterward rises up with a
flip-up and then a body wave.
the music sequence repeats, Timochenko performs two beautiful large
rolls across her shoulders elegantly. Next comes her most difficult
throw – to make an illusion turn and catches
the ball on her chest supported by her elbow! The catch is highly
difficult and it is a marvel she conquers it. Not to be vanquished,
she performs a long pénche balance while bouncing the ball, and then
throws the ball up, behind her leg, to catch it in an attitude
the quiet music begins, moves like the side legmount and attitude
spins follow suit as Timochenko plays with the ball. She performs yet
another difficult (at that time I suppose) variation throw: an
illusion turn to catch the ball between her hand joints (commonly done
by Erofeeva). After a vertical spagat, Timochenko executes a variation
throw once again, completing an illusion turn and catching the ball in
a back scale position. I must confess it is a relatively interesting
and tricky catch.
calm music now changes to a very light and lively one. Timochenko
carries out two consecutive throws, in which she complete
effortlessly. Subsequently, she performs another throw, doing a double
turn to catch the ball in a back scale position. To end off this
energetic routine, Timochenko gives her final throw: a Sissone into a
roll and catches the ball in a straddle position!
shown the many throws used, it ought to be a laudable ball routine
that should be remembered!