From Marcia Siegel in the Boston Phoenix:
Far from Boston
Bournonville’s Abdallah in Copenhagen
Nineteenth-century ballets were the travelogues of their time, and no choreographer made better use of local color than the great Danish balletmaster August Bournonville.
Bournonville’s ballets reflect his own personality: meticulous, lively, curious about the unknown but always rooted in the certitudes of bourgeois life. His characters may find themselves in Argentina, Italy, or Spain, but they go back to their home ports and loves after they’ve had a taste of adventure.