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January as you would wish it: Royal Ballet’s Les Patineurs reviewed

5 January 2019

9:00 AM

5 January 2019

9:00 AM

The Royal Ballet’s Les Patineurs is January as you would wish it. No slush, no new-year sales, no streaming chest colds. Winter, as imagined by Frederick Ashton, is an eternal ice rink lit by Chinese lanterns hung from icing-sugar branches. Ashton’s choreography is ingenious. His dancers really do seem to glide, the boards of the stage to freeze.

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