First program in the early spring series is La Fille Mal Gardee. Here are some reviews:
From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:
Dancers evoke greatest of easeMore from the Herald...
Last night at the Wang Theatre, Boston Ballet gave an honest and inspired interpretation of this masterpiece. Most important, the dancers made every scene look effortless. ... Principal dancers Lorna Feijoo and Nelson Madrigal and Second Soloist Joel Prouty have long since proved to Boston they are accomplished technicians. They don’t always have such an opportunity to demonstrate their acting abilities, however.
And from Thea Singer in the Boston Globe:
An enjoyable frolic through the countrysideMore from the Globe...
Frederick Ashton’s “La Fille Mal Gardée” ... is a sunny compendium of opposites: It’s at once classical and in-the-moment, bawdy and lyrical, heartwarmingly humanistic and laugh-out-loud funny. Boston Ballet’s production of Ashton’s exquisitely crafted homage to the English countryside hits all those notes -- and sends you home humming, with visions of not only happy peasants but exceedingly rhythmic chickens dancing in your head.
and a bonus interview with Viktor Plotnikov by T Bale in the Herald:
Shoes a good fit for Plotnikov
No, it’s not a new episode of “He’s A Lady.” When Boston Ballet dancer Viktor Plotnikov makes his entrance as the proud but bawdy Widow Simone in Frederick Ashton’s “La Fille Mal Gardee” (“The Wayward Daughter”), he wants to convince viewers that what he’s doing is much more than a drag act.
“I consider this role to be the best character part I’ve ever played,” Plotnikov said.
More of the interview