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Thamar/ Sheherazade, Les Saisons Russes, London Coliseum | reviews, news & interviews

Thamar/ Sheherazade, Les Saisons Russes, London Coliseum

Thamar/ Sheherazade, Les Saisons Russes, London Coliseum

So-called Diaghilev tributes show a signal failure of taste in the producers

Irma Nioradze as Thamar: Laser light show and see-through pink leopard spots all part of the new Diaghilev experience

We’ve been so well educated or so roundly brainwashed to expect a certain high standard of Russian ballet that to experience the first two programmes of the three offered by the “Russian Seasons" team at the Coliseum, so-called tributes to Diaghilev, is more than a shock - it’s a brain injury.

Thamar is like an extended lap-dancing act by a once-reputable ballerina sheathed in a pink leopard-spot body with rhinestones over her tits and a lime-green laser light show

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