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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

Gerald Dowler reviews La Fille Mal Gardee at the Mikhailovsky Theater:





Mikhail Messerer has brought Frederick Ashton’s 1960 bucolic comedy to his company, St Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Ballet, with all the care of the restorer of a much-loved painting. This is La Fille mal gardée as many have never seen it, painstakingly cleaned of the interpretative varnish and choreographic retouching of decades of performance; it is a return to the text of the BBC screening with the original cast, and is something of a revelation.



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