Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Russian National Ballet "Swan Lake" review by Paul Horsley

The stalwart Russian ballet tradition with its roots in France has long formed the foundation of just about any kind dance you can name. Until the 1980s this tradition was held high by the Soviets as a source of nation pride and worldwide recognition for a Union that had little to be proud of. After the Union collapsed the tradition became splintered, partly for lack of funds. When it reemerged, it had a different feel to it, one that often mixed past grandeur with a contemporary twist.

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