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Swan Lake, Russian State Ballet Of Siberia

- January 13, 2017

The classic tale of tragic love and mistaken identity is given full vigour here by the Russian State Ballet Of Siberia, reminding us that under the delicacy and pirouettes this is a breathless, visceral and sometimes savage ballet. Tchaikovsky’s haunting score beautifully underpins it all, courtesy of  Musical Director Anatoly Tchepurnoi. It’s a family friendly performance that makes little concession to children, but there’s no need: the very youngest in the audience (complete in their own tutus and ballet pumps) are enthralled by each spin, jump and elegant outstretched arm representing a swan’s slender neck.

Theatre Royal Brighton, 12 January 2016

Rating: ★★★★☆
Andrew Allen

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