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Alhambra ballets


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The Alhambra Theatre in Leicester Square was one of London's leading music halls between 1864 and 1936, and featured ballet as one of its main attractions for many years. International star dancers appeared in the theatre, such as Legnani and Geltser, and while most of the ballets presented were little more than entertaining spectacle, some were choreographed by distinguished artists, including J. Hansen, Gorsky, and Berger. In 1919 Diaghilev's Ballets Russes premiered Massine's La Boutique fantasque and Le Tricorne here and in 1921 staged their opulent production of The Sleeping Princess.

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