Out Of Mao – China’s National Ballet Delivers

China isn’t known for a great ballet tradition. Yet, writes Ismene Brown, she came away this week “dazzled” by the National Ballet of China, now “reinventing themselves after decades of Maoist chauvinism. Here are long-limbed dancers whose grace and attack are knit together with a unison you’d almost call superhuman. But what, asks the suspicious westerner, of personal expressiveness in this oppressive land?”