Knyazkova's performance has left sensation of the certain fantastic
ideality which are not having anything common with such concepts,
as weight, work, sweat, fear. The innocent person, the most gentle
outlines of a figure, and technique, about it you do not think
at all as, this phenomenon « flies as down from lips of Iola ».
Theatrical critic Irina Kirianova
Original opening of competition became E .Knyazkova - in
Varna she has proved as the ballerina, for which classical dance
- her habitat nature, alive language, that quivering string
that connects the actress to auditorium. Knyazkova feels rich
figurative opportunities of the academic lexicon, a multivalence
of its intonational paints, self-value of its expressive means
Galina Inozemtseva (Russia)
Performance of E. Knyazkova extremely concentrates qualities
of Russian school - cleanliness, academism, severity of forms
in a combination to a poetical atmosphere and lightness of dance.
Varna has given the world one more talent.
Maria Rusanova (Bulgaria)
In one and a half year after the graduating of school Elena has
received a three-room apartment in Moscow under the petition of
the Ministry of culture.
Since 1991 works as conducting ballerina in troupe “the Big theatre
- Grigorovich ballet » in a class of M.V. Kondrat'eva, the national
actress of the USSR.
In 1993 the premiere of ballet «La Fille Mal Garde» on a stage
of the Big theatre in statement Y. Grigorovich which was dated
for opening 7-th International competition of ballet dancers in
Moscow. In main party of Liza - E. Knyazkova.
for spectators became E. Knyazkova in party of Liza, shown not
only the magnificent form of pure dancing classics, but also able
to live in an image, flashed in a pantomime, and in ensemble episodes,
and in a hardest fuete of the last act.
( the doctor of art criticism,
The academician of the Russian academy of arts)
1993 - a gold medal at 7-th international competition of ballet
dancers in Moscow.
1995 - winner of the international competition in Luxembourg.
1997 - Has ended the Russian Academy of theatrical art (GITIS)
in Moscow, branch the teacher - choreographer on N. Orlovskaya
In 1999 the owner "Grand prix" « the Debut - 99 » for
performance Mari in ballet "Nutcracker" in statement
of Y. Grigorovich became E. Knyazkova.
« The Pearl of a pas de deux of ballet "Nutcracker"
in Y.N. Grigorovich's statement is an adagio, executed by E.
Knyazkova, it is brilliant, with unusual accuracy and a piquancy.
Refinement and dramatic nature hide in magnificence of her performance.
Anna Kisel'gor (USA)
In 2001 Elena Knyazkova has received a honorary title of the
Deserved actress of Russia.
In 2002 Elena receives "Grand Prix" for the best performance
of Juliet in ballet of Prokofiev «Romeo and Juliet» in Y. Grigorovich's
The main thing in Knyazkova’s Juliet is self-value of this
graceful, ideal forms of an essence, because of what, actually
Romeo also has allocated her on solemn reception, has unconsciously
distinguished through a smoke of torches and flashing masks.
E. Knyazkova becoming far from Russia the present, big ballerina,
her opportunities are opened with each new party, she for a long
time has overcome frameworks of any certain role. Her Rita in
the first stages it is marked almost Ulanova’s simplicity and
weightlessness dancing speech. In restaurant stages she is the
real divine refined in all - gesture, behavior, a sight. Transformation
from the fairy morning to the night one Knyazkova fills besides
surprising theatricality. In the new version of "Golden Age"
Grigorovich opens typically ballet collision of the white and
black twin, which we did not notice before.
The candidate of art criticism
Elena Knyazkova amazes with the absolute skill especially
impressing if to mean, that she still conducts life of the wandering
star which have been not connected to concrete troupe, the teacher,
so not attributed to any school. The surprising phenomenon contradicting
to all rules and traditions of native ballet. The star of Big
and Mariinsky ballets can be absent any long at theatre, being
engaged in an individual craft, but, anyhow, coming back «on base»,
having dropped to Anthey’s ground, she starts to be restored moreover
and to distribute to infinite interviews about feeling of the
native house, a favorite stage, etc. Knyazkova is absolutely deprived
similar actor's cynicism, all her interview, that I had to read,
open an actress and the person of such advantage and internal
freedom, that involuntarily think - and you see she, perhaps,
in modern our ballet shop one such, rather independent. She freely
chooses the company, repertoire, the choreographer, the country
of residing, the partner, - today in London with Irek Mukhamedov,
and tomorrow in Krasnodar. Probably, values of a trade are realized
by her as the most reliable capital, Y. Grigorovicht) feels it
and much allows to her. In "Spartacus" specially for
her something is changed in a party of Phrygia. Last Juliet is
created literally on her. But she also is created for Juliet -
this resolute, bright girl. We can tell that in dance of Knyazkova
involves the dance as it is, instead of those moral senses with
which ballerinas are usually allocated, for the sake of the proof
of their skill.
I am am amazed with Elena Knyazkova. It dances all my prime-ministers perfectly, being in the magnificent form.
The best New Year's gift became ballet from Russia - troupe "Grigorovich ballet". The performer of the main party "Mary" Elena Knyazkova is worthy admiration. Graceful as the figurine with filigree technics, unique charm, gave spectators really sensation of magic and a miracle.
Clayv Baris . The USA
On a stage of Mariinsky theatre from August, 12 till August, 24th, 2004 passed tours of theatre of ballet of Jury Grigorovich. Ballet "Golden Age" in Grigorovich's original version can be seen only in execution of its theatre.
Event ballet becomes owing to participation in it of Elena Knyazkovoj who dances Rita's party, and on its share the kind half of the applause continually interrupted a natural course of performance, and ten-minute an applause in the ending (" from hands " the Petersburg public who knows and still appreciates own idols - especially pleasant and dear) has had.
Its success - deserved. Knyazkova - from those ballerinas who name intellectual. Even its hands - continue and äë˙ň an idea. A little bit discharged manner and quiet overcoming of technically complex dance combining ballet classics with "sports" style of 20th years, in Knyazkovoy, perhaps, are expiated by internal experience and the internal maintenance.
Besides, that for it as though there is nothing difficult and all leaves easily, without efforts, dance becomes natural, but not unique expression of feelings of the heroine.