In all, this was a tremendously entertaining and well-received program; but at the same time it left an unsettling impression that the Russian company is holding on to its eminent past with all its might, relying heavily on well-worn
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"This is how ecstasy is danced." Kimin Kim in Concerto DSCH.
Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou...
2 Casts in various extracts - Vicktoria Tereshkina, Uliana Lopatkina, Vladimir Shklyarov, Filipp Stepin. Gallery by Dave Morgan.
A delightful production, on this occasion, there was the added excitement that the two principals, Maria Shirinkina and Vladimir Shklyarov, husband and wife, were performing the ballet together for the first time.
The Mariinsky Ballet’s annual Baden-Baden tour is something of a balletomane’s winter retreat and, with mild weather to boot over Christmas, provided yet another opportunity this season to catch up with the St. Petersburg company.