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Dancer breaks vigil
The ballet dancer widely considered to be the world’s best broke a hospital vigil to keep her promise to perform in Gran Canaria.


Sylvie Guillem kept her word and performed Sacred Monsters in Las Palmas
Sylvie Guillem kept her word and performed Sacred Monsters in Las Palmas

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24.11.2007 - French ballerina Sylvie Guillem travelled to Las Palmas to perform her enormously successful Sacred Monsters show, a unique blend of classical dancing and Indian-inspired music, despite the serious illness of her British co-dancer Akhram Khan, who was in a critical condition in a Swiss hospital on the day Guillem had to fly to the Canaries.

The 42-year-old former star of the Paris Ballet and Royal Ballet in London asked to be excused from giving the usual pre-show press conference at the Cuyás Theatre because of the circumstances.

She was booked to perform in Las Palmas over a year ago and the organisers thought she might have to pull out in view of long-term partner Khan’s condition.




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