A breathtaking counter-balance and descent

Watch as Vilia Putrius is lowered to the floor by partner Mindaugas Bauzys in an extraordinary moment from Viktor Plotnikov’s “Orchis.”

[Animated GIF] Vilia Putrius being lowered to the floor in their pas de deux in Viktor Plotnikov's "Orchis." Photos and animation by A. Cemal Ekin.
[Animated GIF] Vilia Putrius being lowered to the floor in their pas de deux in Viktor Plotnikov’s “Orchis.” Photos and animation by A. Cemal Ekin.
The counter-balanced descent (which takes much longer than this animation depicts) elicited gasps and applause from the audience last season.

Vilia Putrius (left), Mindaugas Bauzys (center), and Dylan Giles in a 2013 stage rehearsal for Viktor Plotnikov's "Orchis."
Vilia Putrius (left), Mindaugas Bauzys (center), and Dylan Giles in a 2013 stage rehearsal for Viktor Plotnikov’s “Orchis.” Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.

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