★★✰✰✰ ...watching La Bayadère can feel like observing an artifact stuck in another era, and indicates the need for a conversation about what a contemporary, forward-thinking repertoire should look like.
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Some of the great 19 century Russian ballet classics were recorded in Stepanov notation - Doug Fullington is one of the few people in the world who can understand Stepanov's hieroglyphics and what they represent for those looking to do justice to the past...
Though this year it was Nijinsky’s turn to be reclaimed as a Russian icon, the contents of the gala had little to do with him. Very probably the choice of items – mainly pas de deux - depended on which dancers were available to perform whatever was in their repertoire.