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Royal Ballet New Works, Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH | reviews, news & interviews

Royal Ballet New Works, Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

Royal Ballet New Works, Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

A fine dancer turns into a fine choreographer

Inspired by Balanchine: Melissa Hamilton and Valeri Hristov in Viacheslav Samodurov's fine Trip TracAndrej Uspenski/Royal Ballet

Ninette de Valois said the solution to a shortage of choreographic talent was this: “You wait.” Waiting through the Nineties and early Noughties proved the Royal Ballet founder’s point - suddenly new distinctive ballet talent is cropping up all over the place. Taking the pressure off Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor, young Liam Scarlett showed his confident colours this spring, and now, segueing on from his distinctive performing career at Covent Garden, here is Viacheslav Samodurov, the undoubted star of the Royal Ballet’s New Works programme in the Linbury Studio last night.

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