After several years, Carla Fracci danced again in Moscow last week, with a sold out theatre, a twenty-minute standing ovation and enough flowers to fill a florist’s window.
In this case it is only right to be indiscreet and reveal a lady’s age because, quite remarkably, Carla Fracci is now seventy-nine.
The piece, Lilacs, set to the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, was created for her by Nikolai Androsov, and her leading man was the young up-coming Bolshoi dancer Dmitry Ekaterinin. Italian pianist, Gregorio Nardi, was also part of the large ensemble taking part.
Here are some photos of the occasion which have been kindly sent to me from Moscow.