Royal Opera House, London Even when ballet gets silly, the Mariinsky’s dancers are in a class of their ownThere are two processions in La Bayadère. The most famous is in the scene known as the Kingdom of the Shades, in which 32 ghostly girls in white tutus move down a shallow slope into death, and with grave dignity and profound synchronicity perform a sequence of tilted arabesques. It is the vision of classical ballet as most people know it. The other comes earlier, at an engagement party.
At the beginning of the lakeside scene in the Mariinsky Ballet’s production of Swan Lake, tiny mechanical swans stagger jerkily across a painted backdrop. But the second these stage toys are replaced by graceful ballerinas, kitsch is superseded by something close to holiness. It’s a moment of magic that might serve as a metaphor for a production that is a compelling mixture of the old-fashioned and the divine. The original choreography by Petipa and Ivanov was revised in 1950.
It’s the idea of dance, the thought behind movement that most fascinates the radical and exacting French choreographer Boris Charmatz. He first started thinking about 10,000 Gestures, his blistering new dance piece commissioned by the Manchester international festival, about five years ago when he was watching one of his earlier pieces at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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