For years members of Britain's Royal Ballet had practised to perform to perfection the great ballets of the classical repertoire.
MV Members of the Royal Ballat demonstrate in front of Masai warriors.
CU Native woman look on as two members of the ballet leap.
CU Masai warrior jumping up and down.
CU Members of Royal Ballet look on as warriors dance. (2 shots)
CU Masai warrior with ballerina.
CU Masai woman look on.
CU Members of the Royal Ballet taking pictures.
CU Masai women dancing.
CU Masai warriors dancing.
MV Members of the ballet leaping.
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Background: For years members of Britain's Royal Ballet had practised to perform to perfection the great ballets of the classical repertoire. But they were not familiar with all the great dances of the world.
Outside Nairobi on Wednesday (6 August) members of the Royal Ballet had the opportunity to display their dancing skills before other dancers of international reputation - the Masai warriors of Masailand.
The stars of the Royal Ballet leapt and performed their pas do deux in the bush, watched by the Masai women.
And the Masai man showed they too could jump and dance without any help from Ninette de Valois.
It was a memorable cultural coming together for the Royal Ballet which is performing at the National Theatre Nairobi for a short season.