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Royal Ballet in Fine Form,
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The Royal Ballet's revival of Ninette de Valois' 1950s production of Delibes' comic masterpiece is well served in this excellent DVD. The performances all round are vigorous and joyful with the corps and soloists dancing with verve and precision in the national and ensemble numbers and the spirit of youthful zest sustained throughout. The central pairing of Acosta and Benjamin is a joy; both dancing with apparent effortlessness and seamlessly combining absorbing characterisation with technical bravaura. The production brings out all the nuanaces of the story: humour, pathos, tenderness and sheer joie de vivre. Enjoy.