You missed a treat last weekend if you did not attend the Sarasota Ballet's performance of "Anna Karenina," starring principal ballerina Lauren Strongin. Strongin brought a combination of pose, heartfelt emotion and strength to Anna. The other dancers were a sight to behold as well. I was also amazed by the gorgeous set designs that filled the stage of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
But I have to admit, my favorite part was Act II with the Russian Dance scene. Bravo to the Sarasota Ballet! Its next performance will be the world premiere of Dominic Walsh's "The Trilogy: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" April 24-26.