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Ivan Vassiliev and Kristina Kretova in Sceherazade.© Marc Haegeman. (Click image for larger version)

Russian Ballet Icons Gala – In the steps of the Ballets Russes – London

★★★★✰   The long gala (three and a half hours with one interval) was well organised, with no speeches and no protracted curtain calls.

Jennifer Davis, Gemma Nixon, Jonathan Goddard, Edward Watson, Zenaida Yanowsky and Thomas Whitehead in Les Enfants Terribles by Javier de Frutos.© Foteini Christofilopoulou, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet / Royal Opera – Les Enfants Terribles – London

★★★✰✰   The story line becomes as labyrinthine as the ribbons of tape that criss-cross Paul’s bedroom.

Tristan Koepke, Dustin Maxwell and Dolo McComb in Chris Schlichting's Stripe Tease.© Tom Brazil, courtesy Danspace Project. (Click image for larger version)

Chris Schlichting / Danspace Project – Stripe Tease – New York

The Walker Art Center classifies Schlichting’s work as ‘movement art,’ and there does seem to be some truth in this.

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