Ana Turazashvili in Emeralds, from Jewels. Bolshoi Ballet. London, Royal Opera House, 12 August 2013, © Foteini Christofilopoulou.
In the trio with Igor Tsvirko, dark-haired Ana Turazashvili relished the quirky pointwork, recognising that Balanchine was commenting on the music’s wayward pulse. Emeralds is so much odder, so much more interesting than it looks on first acquaintance.