Two guest stars, Larissa Ponomarenko (born in the Ukraine and trained at the famous Vaganova Academy in St Petersburg) and the French-born Patrick Armand (a former member of ENB), dance the leads on opening night with a further appearance on Friday. An English dancer almost unknown here, Robert Tewsley, who is one of the Stuttgart Ballet's stars, partners Daria Klimentova Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. Also due to dance the title role are Lisa Pavane with Boris de Leeuw, Agnes Oaks with Thomas Edur and Monica Perego with Dimitri Gruzdyev.
London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London WC2 (0171-632 8300) Mon to Sat 16 Jan at 7.30pm, matinees Thur and Sat 16 at 2.30pm.
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