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Laurencia

by Linda on July 30, 2010

Is this ballet for you? Go If: You love bold and spicy ballets à la Don Quixote. You’re all for feisty leading ladies and bravura dancing. Skip If: You can’t stand an endless parade of divertissements and folk dancing. You think serious historical plays should not be turned into light entertainment. Dream Cast Laurencia: Natalia [...]

The Mariinsky Ballet

by Linda on August 3, 2009

As the Mariinsky comes to the rescue of ballet-starved Londoners this week, we kick-off our series of features about ballet companies around the world, outlining their history, traditions and differences. Most readers will immediately associate the name Mariinsky to one of the premier ballet companies in the world but equally important are its links to [...]