They offered you the city. And you refused it. And what did you do instead? What I have come to expect of you. You saved them. You gave the the one thing that was stolen from them; a chance. A chance to learn, to find love, to live. And in the end what was your reward? You never said but I think I know… a family.

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Rehearsal and backstage photos of Dorothée Gilbert from when she performed “The Kingdom of the Shades” act from La Bayadère with Vladimir Shklyarov at the Mariinsky Theatre. Photos (c) James Bort.

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