As ballet performances go, this was as world-class as others of that league.
We watched the ballet company of the National Opera of Perm, Russia perform Tchaikowsky’s The Swan Lake yesterday evening, at the Palais de Festivals in Cannes.
It was the sort of uplifting experience that stays with you a very long time. The dancing was just so breathtakingly elegant and Indira, Noor and Tvisha, all little ballerinas themselves, said they’d have loved to have been up there on the stage with the dancers!
An extract of this ballet, performed by members of the Bolshoi ballet company – the most prestigious in the world – is here. It is a marvellous piece. And an extract from another very fine performance of this ballet is available to view here.