Posted 29 January 2004 - 08:39 PM
I saw the Royal Danish principals and soloists in Atlanta and was very impressed with the program. I was rather far back in the orchestra and in the Fox Theatre that is quite a distance, so, I, too, am not sure who danced Terpsichore in Apollo, but whoever it was was excellent. A very graceful, expressive and strong dancer. The program said it was Schandorff and if it was she lived up to expectations. With Hubbe as Apollo it may have been the strongest performance of the evening. Caroline Cavallo did dance the Sylph in a selection from that ballet and was simply beautiful. I saw Gudrun Bojesen in Washington and liked her very much but to me Cavallo matched both her grace and her style and seemed more expressive. The whole ensemble looked great in Napoli but to me Cavallo stood out with a smile that lit up the auditorium. Thomas Lund had an off night with difficulty in some turns and not much character. Iím not one who prefers modern ballet but Tim Rustonís pieces were very interesting. Diani Cuni looked the best I have seen her and the part suited her. Overall a surprisingly enjoyable evening with an appreciative audience who welcomed Cavallo back to Atlanta with bravos and some in the house calling out her name at the end. Thatís when I was sure it was she.