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January 25, 2014 7:25 AM

Moscow Festival Ballet stages a lethargic ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Lackluster isn't a word normally associated with Russian ballet. But that's an apt description of The Moscow Festival Ballet's performance on Friday night, part of the normally excellent Harriman-Jewell Series. Before a nearly packed house at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the company gave a surprisingly tepid version of the much-beloved story ballet The Sleeping Beauty.

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