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Delightful ballet, but...
on 31 March 2007
This is a delighful work, set in pastoral setting and might have been a little jewel had it received a better presentation by the Royal Ballet. Unfortunately, the production looks old and drab. Sets rely heavily on the use of backdrops -sometimes just on that,- and costumes are colorful but unimaginative. To make things worse, the dvd seems to be a direct transfer from the original videotape, without any attempt at remastering and the picture quality is mediocre, making the production seem even poorer. Sound is good.
Leslie Collier dances Lise. She is a lovely ballerina, and, in my opinion, the basic reason for anyone to purchase this dvd.
Michael Coleman as her (aging?) boyfriend, was a disappointment.
Brian Shaw as the Mother was wonderfully funny and almost stole the show.
The rest of the dancers were good.