Ballet is a tricky art form: done adequately or even done well is simply not good enough. It has to be exquisite, seemingly effortless, with every movement like liquid silk and every step a freefall glide... or something to that effect.
The Imperial Russian Ballet company achieved just that when performing their festival in Auckland last Wednesday. Exquisite. Effortless. Liquid silk. All that.
There was sheer beauty (Don Quixote), laughter (Can-Can), thunder and lightning (Bolero). A must see.