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Saw the Bayadere tonight and got on much better with that than their Swan Lake. Denis Rodkin is a marvel to behold in the flesh and gets enough to do as Solor, the company gets into the spirit of Bayadere with some delightfully hammy acting (particularly enjoyed the flouncy, cross Brahmin) and I quite liked Gamzatti as well. Kolesnikova's arm were beautiful and I felt she was more suited to Nikiya than O/O. The shades were a bit shady at times and as in Swan Lake, there were no real stand-out dancers. I think it's a shame that the company seems to have focussed on one dancer as their star but doesn't really seem to develop the lower ranks. I'm sure there is some talent there, but some of the variations looked very haphazard.