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Performer: Mariinsky Ballet

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MunichLe Corsaire

Drigo: Le Corsaire
Anna-Marie Holmes; Marius Petipa; Konstantin Sergeyev; Mariinsky Ballet; Teymuraz Murvanidze; Galina Solovyova; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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An evening of Contrasts from the Mariinsky Ballet

Viktoria Tereshkina and Vladimir Shklyarov in Paquita © Jennie Walton
With Contrasts, the Mariinsky dancers are put under a multifaceted microscope. 
***11
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Tolstoy speed read: Ratmansky’s Anna Karenina

Diana Vishneva (Anna Karenina) © Alex Gouliaev
How does one condense a Tolstoy epic for the stage? In Anna Karenina, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky focuses on the three central characters, filleting the novel to its bare essentials. 
***11
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Mariinsky Ballet: Swan Lake

Xander Parish (Siegfried) © Natasha Razina
A performance that led to the making of a new piece of history. Xander Parish made a Mariinsky Principal after a sublime performance of Swan Lake. 
****1
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Tereshkina and Kim add fire to the Mariinsky's Don Q

Viktoria Tereshkina (Kitri) and Kimin Kim (Basilio) © Jennie Walton
The fireworks – when they came – were explosive, Viktoria Tereshkina and Kimin Kim igniting the Royal Opera House stage in a frenzy of effervescent footwork.
***11
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Ratmansky's Little Humpbacked Horse

Ernest Latypov as Ivan the Fool in Alexei Ratmansky's The Little Humpbacked Horse © Natasha Razina
Ratmansky's outrageously charming screwball comedy for the Mariinsky
*****
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