As this ol' hag has been in a duelin' mood fer some time now, allow me to
Throw down the Gauntlet
to Uncle Billie.
Here is an ol' hag's Challenge to you, Sirrah.
Try to choreograph a ballet lasting longer than three minutes, without a single hyper-extension or other expression of what will tactfully be called here, "obstetrical exploration".
Footnotes to history:
Having just seen the photographs on www.dansomanie.net
, and although they are very well taken - rather more so than the official pix on the Enguerand site actually - those of Mlle. Mélanie Hurel, who is not, under the best of circumstances, photogenic, may be misleading as to the quality of her dance, through no fault of the photographer.
The single redeeming feature of "Vertiginous" was the dancing of Hurel, who can always be counted upon for Surprise of the very best sort. We ladies tend to be rather less strategic than the gentlemen, and accordingly BUILD choreography less well. With Hurel's intelligence, and her incredible sense of musical dynamics, here is one lady who does. I found her absolutely sensational, but then, if one looks closely and carefully enough, she almost always is.