Clement Crisp reviews the Stanislavsky Ballet in Coppelia:
The Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet is returned to London after more than a decade, and shows us a company transformed. Gone a certain late-Soviet dowdiness, and in its place this alert ensemble, the splendid Igor Zelensky as director, and Sergey Polunin escaping his recent headline identity to be shown in his true persona as a young dancer of astonishing gifts.
Jeffrey Taylor was also in the audience:
He ought to be ashamed of himself. On the contrary, Russian Sergei Polunin, dancing the lead role of Franz in Stanislavsky’s Coppelia, apparently revels in the massive increase in his marketing value, the end result, as he apparently sees it, of walking out of commitments to two of our leading dance companies.