An Evening with the Royal Ballet

An abundance of views, mainly from the stalls, seldom but effectively from the balcony.

Asquith moves close in, over the boards (Les Sylphides, Aurora’s Wedding), Havelock-Allan takes in the whole stage (Le Corsaire, La Valse).

This is supremely analytical in the first instance, and becomes more illustrative as the evening progresses.

Challis, then Unsworth.

Clive Barnes (New York Times), “not an evening to be recommended.”

Fokine, Nureyev, Ashton, Petipa. Ten camera operators, among them Gerry Fisher, are credited (cp. Czinner’s Romeo and Juliet).