Ismene Brown

Swan upping

Plus: remarkable artistry on display in Crystal Pite’s Betroffenheit at Sadler’s Wells – those of us who saw it won’t forget it

Was Tamara Rojo, when she danced Swan Lake last Saturday at the Albert Hall, thinking as she shaped each phrase, ‘This will be the last time I dance this …and this …and this’? I wonder. She told me a few years back that she had a five-year diary to cover the rest of her dancing career, a diary ending in 2016.

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