A review of the cinema broadcast of the Paris Opera Ballet in "Don Quixote" by Robert Johnson in The Star-Ledger.
As expected, the POB dancers’ clarity in petit allegro is a special treat. Héloïse Bourdon is a wooden Queen of the Dryads, but another little "sujet," Charline Giezendanner (strangely uncredited), brings her "demoiselle d’honneur" variation stunningly to life.
The digital technology makes some things surprisingly clear, like the moment during which the toreador Espada’s lips graze those of the Street Dancer. Yet sudden camera movements also create a blur, and parts of the stage may be out of focus. The great thing about ballet dancers, as opposed to opera singers, is that they move. The filmmakers should get used to it.