Rory Mackay in early studio rehearsals for Widow Simone's taxing clog dance from La Fille mal gardée.

The ballet is often described as a summer pantomime, with it's dashing hero and heroine, vibrant colors and comedy dame.

In the full stage version, this segment is performed alongside a host of other characters. The ocassional pauses in the action are the few moments where the Widow relinquishes centre stage in favour of another dancer.

You can find out more about the piece at

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