I just came back from the Royal Ballet's Jewels and am too excited to go to sleep. Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae were unbelievable in the Rubies pas de deux. It stands to reason that Osipova would be excellent - it's a part that might have been choreographed for her athleticism and flirtatiousness, but I was amazed at how well McRae matched her energy. I wonder if the two have been partnered elsewhere, because I think it would be great to see if they work this well together in classical ballets.
Emeralds and Diamonds were also very good, although not as earth-shattering. Lauren Cuthbertson had a beautiful night as the lead in Diamonds. Laura Morera (who I've not seen before) was very elegant as the second leading lady in Emeralds.
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