Petrushevskaya is best at the pas de deux, where women and men stick together and peel apart due to some mysterious force.
Together, it is Williams and Gosling who are gracing movie screens this winter with the truest of pas de deux.
Regular ballets of action now take place, in lieu of the pas de deux, and pas seul, of one or two principal dancers.
The son and daughter are gracefully executing a pas de deux.
Sometimes one stepped from each line, and performed a pas de deux while the others looked on.
The exchange was as formal as a pas de deux and just about as warlike.
She was to have danced the pas de deux, and I went to see her do it, but to my astonishment she only danced with the other girls.