Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:20 AM
Due to varoius injuries Kristoffer Sakurai had had a lot of dancing lately, and it is so becoming. He is really coming in to his own now and look poised for stardom. For several season ha has been in-between/promising, but now he is flourishing. His dancing has allways had a fine phycicality, he really dances in three dimentions, but now his presense and technique is blossoming. As Gennaro his is sweet and timid (could be more agressive) but everything he does registers. He partnered Tina Højlund, who is a fine dramatic Teresina, lucky to have her back on the stage again. We got the full star treatment in the pas de six whichlived up to my two rules. Cast tall dancers and cast stars. Thhe pas de six countreract all ideas about Bournonville not being suited for tall dancers. It look best on a tall cast. And the greater dancers the more regal the piece it. With a cast of Schandorff, Lindstrøm, Cavallo and Bojesen (no solo) and Bowman and Blangstrup (no solo) it looked like a royal visit and they all danced beautiful. Cavollo was wery impressive in first solo (which is often hander to lesser dancers) and proved what a gem it really is when danced well. Schandorff danced one of her best performances of the last solo. She was so good that we instinctly bought tickets for La Conservatoria and Life Guard to enjoy her Louise - and enjoyed we did. I do not know what is the matter with Massot, because he is on stage, but he only dancews fragments of his role, leaving the pas de trois to Sakurai. Together with the pas de trois in lifeguard, he got his dancecard full, but was brilliant and more virtuoso than ever seen before. Id he keeps up this trend and stays free of injury he could and should become principal soon.