ballo della regina

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Ballo della regina, Royal Ballet, May 2012. © Dave Morgan.

The first night was danced by Marianela Nunez who skips through one of Balanchine’s most technically demanding roles as if it was just playing around – so much so that one could imagine that ballet newcomers could easily go away with no idea at all of the phenomenal strength and control it must take.