To watch Bournonville is to see visages of Marie Taglioni or Carlotta Grisi lifted straight from a lithograph, complete with the sloping shoulders, the torso tipping from the waist and the demure demeanor. As to the men, Bournonville gave them stuff to do,..
Tag - Gregory Dean
...assuming that the company acquired Come Fly Away in the hopes of selling a lot of tickets and bringing in new audiences, it's been a terrific success: the whole run is sold out ...and I imagine that the standing ovation the night I was there is repeated every time.
In fact delight was the keynote of the whole evening ...I was very happy to see the whole company reclaiming their 'joy in dancing', the Bournonville essence which is fundamentally what keeps these old ballets alive.
...cut down to a single act and shown as part of a properly-balanced double or triple bill it could work beautifully, rather than sending me home feeling hungry.