Dance review: La Sylphide by the Mikhailovsky Ballet

Dance review: La Sylphide by the Mikhailovsky Ballet
 

Trundling along in the shadow of the great Mariinski Theatre it became the second choice for tourists if the birthplace of classical ballet was full. I speak from experience how depressing that “second choice” label can be for budding Nijinskys and Pavlovas. 
Then along came Mikhail Messerer, today’s company director, who has sensationally proved that the flame of Russian ballet in Art’s Square threatens to outshine the Mariinski. 
Messerer’s stage craft is phenomenal as he moves his crowds of kilted Highland farmers and wispy white woodland sylphs around both in and out of doors in La... read more

 
20 November 2016 in Entertainment, Views: 67
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