★★★✰✰ A matinee in two halves: fine before the interval, with dire, dreary choreography in the second half. Thank goodness for the exhilarating Grand Défilé at the close.
Tag - Harrison Lee
★★★★✰ It was a well-balanced programme, featuring different kinds of discipline for future corps de ballet dancers, and honouring veteran choreographers as well as contemporary ones.
★★★★✰ The Royal Ballet School in particular includes something very special in their show - the closing Grand Defile, which always brings a lump to the throat and a feeling of pride.