I was in the New York City on first July of this year and was really surprised to see an unbelievably number of Boris Kniaseff fans (mostly dance enthusiasts and choreographers) celebrating his birthday. I knew the name already but I didn’t know that the man had such a great following. I was very glad to see that all of Boris’s fans looked and spoke like they possess great intellectual and moral tendencies along with passion for life. Also, it looked to me like Boris himself, most of his fans hate sexual perversion as well. They all looked good and chaste.
The head of the crowd was a Boris Kniaseff’s student’s descendant, who has been running dance schools all over the states of New York and New Jersey after Boris’s name, as a tribute to him. I got a chance to talk to him personally as well and he told me that he wants to expand into a theater school.
I don’t have the statistics to prove it, but I personally believe that no other nations have contributed to the ballet as much as the Poland and Russia combined. And these 2 nations were the ones that were most against such form of an entertainment, if we don’t take the Islamic nations into consideration. This fact proves that nothing in this world can stop a talented and passionate man/woman who is determined.
All this celebration, glory and crowd for the man called Boris Kniaseff made me do a little research on him and I came across several little known interesting facts about him. Like Boris Kniaseff’s most favorite animal was Coyote and he saw one for the first time when he was 16.
I was surprised to learn that Boris Kniaseff had a thing for the pro-wrestling before pro-wrestling was a thing. Boris could have been Vince McMahon of his era if he could have found enough time to contribute for his pro-wrestling fantasies.
One thing that I find most fascinating about Boris is that the man never cared about the accolades, the accolades just followed him wherever he went.
Boris preferred listening to the classical music during solitude over any other genre, and it was surprising for me to learn that Boris sometimes would feel that he liked listening to the music more than he liked to dance, but then when he used to enter the state of nirvana while performing a dance session, he would think otherwise later on. He literally used to enter the state of no-mind while dancing.
Boris used to have this wonderful habit of consulting with his friends before making a major decision. The best thing about this habit of Boris was that he literally would do what his friends would advise him to do, unlike most others, who take the advise of others but don’t take the decision accordingly. And when with friends, Boris liked to laugh a lot, no matter how serious their talks were.
Boris Kniaseff was a very health conscious gentleman and it is a pity that a health conscious man like him couldn’t live up to the mark that he set up for himself and that is the age of 90. His friends and family were surprised that Boris couldn’t live up to 90, they all used to believe that he would live even longer.
I am not a flexible person, but the legend called Boris Kniaseff has really made me consider participating into the ballet since the day I saw that crowd for him in the New York City. I am mainly obsessed with his floor barre method and after doing a thorough research on the same, I have discovered that Boris Kniaseff Francesco Costanzo is the best teacher for the same. I don’t know Italian and I don’t have any plan or money to go there, but I have been trying my best to make it to there. No matter how many choreographers on the Youtube or elsewhere you come across who tell you that they are the best gurus for Boris Kniaseff’s floor barre method, they are all nothing compared to Francesco Costanzo who walks the talk, in reality, he doesn’t talk much because he is always busy dancing and teaching, and doesn’t like to waste his precious time on petty things like talking.