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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:52 AM

A review of the Hamburg Ballet in "Liliom" by Laura Cappelle in The Financial Times.

...Movement is rarely allowed to flow and soar, but the choreography offers great scope for dance actors.

And in Cojocaru and Hamburg’s Carsten Jung, Neumeier has two of the finest. Jung makes a muscular, unpredictable Liliom, and the role of Julie perfectly captures Cojocaru’s dance genius: the childlike vulnerability, the technical purity combined with lightning-fast contrasts in texture, the way her inner monologue colours every movement with seemingly spontaneous meaning. Wringing her hands or sitting on a bench, the heartbreaking gentleness and light she projects set her apart from the other women surrounding Liliom


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