Using the White Lodge students, including some of the teeniest, he created a work fluid and lightly structured in which free movement contrasts with classical moments; bendy torsos and expressive arms sharing the space with tough ballet.
Ginevra Zambon, who featured in the central pas de deux, is one to watch. She has a quiet charisma that holds attention and a lyrical quality that Scarlett exploited to good effect.
William Osborne, also a dancer of great potential, proved a strong secure partner. And I loved Daichi Ikarashi and James Large, a duet of impish boys who very nearly stole the show.
The Upper School had their chance to have fun in Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänz. In powdered wigs and 18th century undress the dancers showed their comedy skills in the rapid fire succession of jokes told through movement, costumes and props.
It is a fiendishly difficult work demanding split-second timing but the dancers, all from the graduation class, proved their professionalism masking the difficulties with witty characterisations.