From bombs to ballet, Ukrainian girl follows dance dreams

(7 Apr 2022) ITALY UKRAINE BALLERINA SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS RESTRICTION SUMMARY: LENGTH: 6.22    ASSOCIATED PRESS   Velletri, Rome, Italy – 6 April, 2022 1. Pan left of 12-year-old Ukrainian ballet dancer Alisa Strigunkova entering the rehearsal room, closing the door…

From bombs to ballet, Ukrainian girl follows dance dreams

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(7 Apr 2022) ITALY UKRAINE BALLERINA

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Velletri, Rome, Italy – 6 April, 2022
1. Pan left of 12-year-old Ukrainian ballet dancer Alisa Strigunkova entering the rehearsal room, closing the door and preparing to dance
2. Various of Alisa Strigunkova dancing
3. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Alisa Strigunkova, 12-year-old Ukrainian ballet dancer:
“Ballet for me is everything, it is part of my soul, part of my life and it is now part of my family. I can’t live without it and I’m here now because of ballet. I want to continue, improve and study ballet in the future.”
4. Various of Alisa Strigunkova dancing
5. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Alisa Strigunkova, 12-year-old Ukrainian ballet dancer:
“At first we were sitting at home not suspecting anything and thinking that (the war) would end very soon but after a week we realized that it would continue. First we went to a village (near Kyiv) and after a week we went to the west of Ukraine. I realized that I need to study and if I hadn’t left I wouldn’t have been able to do it so we came to Italy, to Claudia’s house. I am grateful to her for her support, for the opportunity she gave me and my family to continue to develop my talent and to continue to study.”
6. Close of Alisa Strigunkova putting on her ballet shoes
7. Wide of Alisa Strigunkova having a lesson with ballet teacher Claudia Zaccari
8. Close of Alisa’s hand on the ballet barre
9. Wide of Alisa having a lesson with Claudia Zaccari
10. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Alisa Strigunkova, 12-year-old Ukrainian ballet dancer:
“I would like my country to be at peace and out of the war so that I can be safe and continue to study and not worry about my friends there and my country. I want to continue to study ballet in my school, at La Scala or other dance schools. I just want peace all over the world”
11. Various of Alisa having a lesson with Claudia Zaccari
12. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Claudia Zaccari, ballet teacher and former prima ballerina of the Opera House of Rome:
“That’s how I met Alisa, because I had already noticed her in two contests. I had noticed her in a contest in Portugal and one in America. When the whole war thing happened and we saw that people were beginning to flee, I called them and told them that I was offering my house and an apartment that I had just vacated and that they could come.”
13. Tilt up of Alisa Strigunkova having a lesson with Claudia Zaccari
14. Close of Claudia Zaccari’s hand correcting Alisa’s foot position
15. Alisa having a lesson with Claudia Zaccari
16. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Claudia Zaccari, ballet teacher and former prima ballerina of the Opera House of Rome:
“Of course they hope to return to Ukraine as soon as possible and clearly the reunion with the family is very important, the father and the brother are there. But here we have an important possibility that has come up: La Scala in Milan invited her to attend the Accademia della Scala and the director Frédéric Olivieri will see her after Easter. And at that point there will be a choice (to make).”
17. Various of Alisa Strigunkova having a lesson with Claudia Zaccari
18. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Claudia Zaccari, ballet teacher and former prima ballerina of the Opera House of Rome:
“If she continues to live and study in Italy, she will surely have a beautiful and brilliant future. She is a child who when she dances has strength, in life she is fragile, she looks even younger than her age, but when she dances she is very mature.”
20. Various of Alisa Strigunkova cuddling a dog together with other children
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