The New York Times

«It’s Mr. Wheeldon, however, who has grown most. Each of the ballet’s three acts has its own distinct character; each character has individual motifs — not limiting shticks but memorable features that return and develop. Paulina (who at the end of the play compares herself to an “old turtle” — i.e., the dove — grieving for her lost mate) has winglike arm gestures; the part was played on Wednesday by Svetlana Lunkina (formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet), who tellingly showed how Paulina’s grief expresses itself in the splayed fingers and turning wrists at the end of those spread arms». Read more…


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