Russian National Ballet
Fairfield Hall, Croydon
Trim Cinders lacks personality
By John Percival
As a change from the Tchaikovsky ballets indefatigably trotted around by numerous small companies from Russia, the Russian National Ballet opened its Croydon season with Prokofiev's Cinderella before going on to the expected Nutrackers, Swans and Beautys. This was a bold choice, since the company, founded in the late 1980s and directed by the former Bolshoi principal Sergei Radchenko, is on the small side for such an ambitious work, and so is its orchestra, under Vladimir Moiseyev.more...
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