First Shade Variation - La Bayadere

 In a particularly appealing trio of Shades, Luciana Paris, Maria Riccetto and Yuriko Kagiya danced superbly and were well-contrasted in personality, each exuding her own perfume. Bravissimi!

Oberon's Grove

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Luciana Paris, Maria Riccetto, and Misty Copeland were excellent in their difficult Shade Variations.

Haglund's Hill 

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The soloist variations were well executed by Maria Riccetto, Luciana Paris and Misty Copeland

Rachel March

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Photos: Luciana Paris dances the First Shade variation in ABT's production of La Bayadere, directed by Natalia Makarova and featuring Polina Semionova (Nikiya), David Hallberg (Solor) and Hee Seo (Gamzatti). 

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© Luciana Paris 2011