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Strictly Dancing



Paquita



Introductory notes
Read about the evolution of this ballet
Galina Samsova
Find out more about the Producer of the ballet
Female roles
Read how Paquita allows the girls to shine after the male-dominated Edward II

Nine Sinatra Songs



Introductory notes
How Sinatra inspired the dance
Twyla Tharp
What built the choreographer's reputation?
Reviews
Read what the critics have said about previous BRB performances of the ballet

Daphnis and Chloë



Introductory notes
Find out about the original creative team behind the ballet
Character overviews
Find out about the characters in the ballet
Charmed Life: John Craxton RA
Find out about the artist responsible for the ballet's designs

Lykanion



Daphnis | ChloŽ | Dorkon | Lykanion | Bryaxis | Pan

Lykanion is a local girl who tries to seduce Daphnis away from ChloŽ. In Ravel's original score she is titled 'the Temptress', performing a 'Dance of veils' to try and capture him for herself. She is unsuccessful, however the young man's confusion at her wild dancing highlights how naive and innocent the two lovers still are.

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Lykanion

Daphnis | ChloŽ | Dorkon | Lykanion | Bryaxis | Pan

Lykanion is a local girl who tries to seduce Daphnis away from ChloŽ. In Ravel's original score she is titled 'the Temptress', performing a 'Dance of veils' to try and capture him for herself. She is unsuccessful, however the young man's confusion at her wild dancing highlights how naive and innocent the two lovers still are.