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 Post subject: ABT's 'Giselle'
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2001 10:23 am 
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Image <BR>ABT Principal Susan Jaffe<P><BR>ABT does have a fine "Giselle" and I wish I could be in DC for this:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Growing Into Giselle</B><P>Lisa Traiger, Washington Post<P>IT'S TAKEN American Ballet Theatre ballerina Susan Jaffe nearly 20 years to become a Giselle that she's satisfied with, technically and emotionally. Saturday evening at the Kennedy Center, she dances the title role in "Giselle" with Ethan Stiefel as her Albrecht. "Giselle is a very difficult role to tackle," she says. "You really have to carry the whole first act with your character."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10430-2001Apr12.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: ABT's 'Giselle'
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2001 10:43 am 
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Lisa Traiger writes, '"Giselle" is, if not the most famous ballet of the Romantic era, certainly the most performed.'<P>I have to say that I can't think of a more famous ballet from the Romantic period. Can she mean 'La Sylphide'? Surely not.


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